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I need some soothing 70s dramatic TV, so I purchased Quincy Season 3. Righteous indignation, courtesy of Jack Klugman!
Definitely dramatic and defintely 70's - enjoy.

I have the first six seasons of Quince and enjoy watching every once in a while. I especially like the episodes where he is solving a murder mystery. Toward the last few seasons there tended to be too much drama for my taste, so I do occasionally skip one of those "issue" episodes that became more prevalent in seasons 7-8.

Season three is prime Quincy and should bring you much pleasure. Jack Klugman is a walking firestorm!
 

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I'm guessing from the above that you don't mean prologues or "cold opens" that are part of the episode's story proper, right Howie? (In other words, the set-up or "hook" that kicks off the plot.) I take it you mean a scene that has been basically cut out of the episode and placed at the beginning as a sort of tasters of what is to come?

If so, then what is your feeling on "buried" teasers, like those during the opening credit sequence, like those seen on Mission: Impossible or I Spy? Those are just a series of quick cuts...do you skip those as well, or are those kinds of teasers acceptable? Just curious...

Yes, to "scenes cut from the episode and stuck at the front" - glorified promos - and no, I don't care for "buried teasers" either but usually like the theme song, especially that on Mission Impossible, so just don't pay much attention to the visuals. Cold opens are OK as they set up what's to come, although I'd prefer them after the open (after all, you could still be returning from the kitchen and miss it...).
 

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Absolutely, the episodes are short to fit a 30 minute time slot so they don't waste any time in them. They throw you right into the action and in a blink the show is over. They definitely seem to have been totally designed around the action sequences which take up most of the 20 something minutes per episode.

I will say the show is pretty violent as they kill a lot of people in the first few episodes including one guy that dies screaming on fire. It is a show about war so you should expect that but even more than Wild Wild West, which had a heavy focus on fistfights, Rat Patrol does amp up the violence level. There is even an episode early on where George is tasked with assassinating one of his own men. That probably did not sit well in the late 1960s.

I can see why the show appealed to me as a boy, it pretty much defines the phrase "All killer, no filler."
I, too, really liked that one as a boy (and still do). When you look back at the years it aired and what was going on in the world (Vietnam was in high gear at the time) it's a wonder such a show was popular at all, much less green lit.
 

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Doogie Howser M.D. - Season 3.

And I'm still kicking myself for not picking this one up during one of *many* B1G1 free sales when I could have purchased the whole series for ~$35. I've spent that much getting S1-3 used. S4 is still selling for much more than I'm willing to pay...
 
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Cold opens are OK as they set up what's to come, although I'd prefer them after the open (after all, you could still be returning from the kitchen and miss it...).
O-R Jack Lord Five-O had it three ways-- first, before the open; second, after it (the way you prefer); and finally, for the last seasons, in the form of the teasers that, I take it, you strongly dislike.
 
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Definitely dramatic and defintely 70's - enjoy.

I have the first six seasons of Quince and enjoy watching every once in a while. I especially like the episodes where he is solving a murder mystery. Toward the last few seasons there tended to be too much drama for my taste, so I do occasionally skip one of those "issue" episodes that became more prevalent in seasons 7-8.

Season three is prime Quincy and should bring you much pleasure. Jack Klugman is a walking firestorm!
I grew up watching reruns with my mom, so I purchased the S1-2 set to see if it held up to scrutiny and it did! I need to look up the season in which Quincy rages against punk rock (my favourite music genre) in an infamous episode. During the pandemic, my interest in revisiting old TV shows has been rekindled.
 

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I grew up watching reruns with my mom, so I purchased the S1-2 set to see if it held up to scrutiny and it did! I need to look up the season in which Quincy rages against punk rock (my favourite music genre) in an infamous episode. During the pandemic, my interest in revisiting old TV shows has been rekindled.
During the pandemic, my interest in old TV shows is keeping me from going crazy. I have been working from home for the last 4 weeks, and the days are starting to blend together. I still get to watch a classic series most evenings before I go to bed, and now it's become even more of a highlight in my day. Thursday evenings lately I've been watching something like The Gallant Men, Garrison's Gorillas or Combat, but I think you talked me into watching Dr. Quincy tonight.
 

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Star Trek Discovery season 2
I hope you’re enjoying it—I liked Season 1, warts and all, but I thought the show really improved with Season 2. My 8-year-old nephew has been getting into Star Trek recently and Discovery is his favourite. I’m trying to convince him to watch the original and DS9, but without success yet. :D
 

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The Fantastic Journey - Complete Series. Australian, region free, release of this rather obscure 1977 SF series. I'd watched a few episodes on youtube and a Amazon MP vendor had it listed at a price I felt was reasonable (~$23 shipped).
 

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I hope you’re enjoying it—I liked Season 1, warts and all, but I thought the show really improved with Season 2. My 8-year-old nephew has been getting into Star Trek recently and Discovery is his favourite. I’m trying to convince him to watch the original and DS9, but without success yet. :D
I Ordered it on Friday and Amazon got it to me today. Even though they estimated delivery tomorrow. I will start Re watching it once I finish Pacific Blue
 

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As it seems several Warner Archive TV-on-DVD sets are going out of print, both at their own site and in some cases Amazon, I thought it prudent to snag a few season sets of their shows ASAP, from one of the few online stores that still sell them. After a debit card fraud fiasco a couple of years ago, I refuse to use Deep Discount...so I placed an order with Import CDs, who had very reasonable prices for the following:

Cheyenne: The Complete Second Season
Cheyenne: The Complete Third Season
Lawman: The Complete Second Season
Sugarfoot: The Complete Second Season
Maverick: The Complete Third Season
Hank: The Complete Series


Hank is a blind buy but I've heard enough good things about it that I'm willing to take a chance on it.
 

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What happened?
Long story, Ben...went into it last year in the "What have you been watching...?" thread. Suffice it to say, that immediately after ordering some DVDs from Deep Discount, I received a number of fraudulent charges on my Visa Debit card on the U.S. end, totaling $300...it was a real pain to straighten out, so I just don't trust that outlet anymore.
 

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