Dark Shadows (ABC) Rated NR

dark-shadows-1966The rich Collins family resides in Collinsport, Maine, where supernatural occurrences occur. Starring Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles.

A soap opera that ran for five seasons (1966-1971), this show reveals how far we have come in television programming.  It was filmed almost continuously with very few cuts, giving it a live feel.  However, this also meant that it contained several production errors, including: calling characters by the wrong name and seeing boom mikes and crew people on screen. After so many years of watching more refined productions, I found these glaring errors very distracting; it almost seemed like a joke.  Still, the series offers something new and refreshing compared to the run-of-the-mill reality TV and crime dramas that take up much of the network focus these days.  Also, it gave me an appreciation for the significant changes that have come to television programming over the last half-century.  I think it is worth a watch for these reasons.

 

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