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  1. Matt Hough

    Lucille Ball, the Post-I Love Lucy Thread

    I would guess so. They get good ratings and have rerun potential, too, in this COVID-age of the networks having to scrap for content to fill their schedules.
  2. Matt Hough

    Lucille Ball, the Post-I Love Lucy Thread

    I don't intend to sound mean, but Lucy got decreasingly funny with each successive show. I don't know if it was the writing, the eras in which they appeared, or my increasing maturity and desire for something smarter and more sophisticated like Mary Tyler Moore. Maybe a combination of all three.
  3. Matt Hough

    Lucille Ball, the Post-I Love Lucy Thread

    As I recall, the Peter Graves episode was far and away the best one in the series. I gave my review copy to a devoted Lucy friend of mine, so I don't have it here to watch again, but I do remember it fondly (especially compared to the other mostly weak, strained-for-comedy episodes).
  4. Matt Hough

    Lucille Ball, the Post-I Love Lucy Thread

    I reviewed Life with Lucy on DVD. It's a painful coda to her otherwise admirable television career. I mean, she really tried, and I felt for her as I watched it (both on its original airing and in the DVD box set), but the writers let her down, and the supporting cast were just not up to par.
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