I love this show. My grandkids... not so much. They'll sometimes watch an episode with me but more often than not go somewhere else if this is what I'm watching. I truly believe this one is a borderline "You had to be there" type show. It speaks to us 60s kids in a way that's hard to describe from the iconic open all the way to the end credits. I prefer this one over The Twilight Zone and not just for the "monster" episodes. Frankly, some of those "great" episodes just don't work for me and never have, Soldier in particular but there are others. Watching TV, whether it's a movie or TV series, should *never* feel like homework - unless you're watching to write a review. Like you say, when it does, it's time to move on. I'm glad you took a chance. I'm sorry it didn't work out.