- Feb 23, 2004
I think part of the problem with getting older shows out is that the people making the decisions don't know them. If these bigwigs grew up in the 80s or even the 70s for that matter, they would have no concept as to how popular shows like Man from UNCLE, Mission Impossible, Get Smart, The Fugitive and many more were in their era. Even a show like Here Come the Brides, which made Bobby Sherman a teen idol. Are you telling me that all of the millions of girls who went crazy for him (and the show) wouldn't go nuts if they saw the show on DVD? There's a whole world of people out there that are just not being catered to, either by the DVD market, which is still being geared 95% to recent shows or by channels like TV Land, who think there are about 10 old shows worth running or by Nick at Nite which has abandoned their original audience in favor of gen-x. There are other great comedies from the 50s besides I Love Lucy and Leave it to Beaver. There was more to the 60s than Star Trek and Batman. Unfortunately no one in charge seems to realize it.