1950 TV Shows

October 20, 2011 Posted by admin

1950 TV Shows are some of the best TV shows of any era. Perhaps the 1950s were even the golden era of television, when television was coming into its own and surpassing the radio shows of old. Here are some of the best shows of that era.

I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy starring Lucille Ball is the iconic television show of the 50s. It aired in black and white from 1951 to 1957 and it focused on the Lucy Richardo and her bandleader husband Ricky Richardo. Lucy is a walking disaster area, who has a knack for turning the simplest of household chores into a fiasco. She has fiery red hair, which no one could see in black and white television. And she wants to escape the dull domestic life of a house wife and join her husband as a celebrity and as an entertainer. But she seems to lack many of the skills required by an actor or a singer, so she struggles to fulfill her ambitions.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show was on tv from 1948 to 1971, which was quite a long run in television years. It is a variety show that featured iconic performances by some of music’s legendary names like Elvis, the Beatles, the Doors and the Rolling Stones. It was even named the top 15 television show of all time by TV Guide. The show assumed the basic format of a vaudeville show and seems to have carried on with those traditions despite vaudeville tapering off a decade earlier. The Ed Sullivan Show was not without controversy involving slights surrounding people like Bob Dylan and the Doors. It also sometimes ran a foul of censors due to the guest performers. It’s almost enough to make some one require heartburn no more to deal with all of the stressful situations involved.

The Abbott and Costello Show
The Abbott and Costello Show ran from 1952 to 1954. It starred the burlesque duo of Lou Costello and Bud Abbott. It was described by Entertainment Weekly as one of the top 100 greatest TV shows of all time and it is thought to be one of the most important comedy shows ever.

The Untouchables
The Untouchables ran from 1959 to 1963. It is a crime drama based on the real untouchable Elliot Ness, who was the agent who brought Al Capone down. It covered the exploits of Ness and his team as they went after major crime figures in 1930s Chicago. The show focused heavily on Ness’ exploits against Al Capone.

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