Submitted by swalzer on

Sometimes the best TV shows are made from basic ingredients: a simple plot line and familiar characters. All the action - whether it's catching a criminal, finding a way out of a goofy mix-up, or confronting a misguided friend - is neatly wrapped up in half an hour (or an hour, at most). Wouldn't it be nice if we could solve all of our problems in 30 minutes flat?

Here are some popular TV shows from the 1960s. All are available to be checked out of the library!


Gilligan's Island (1964-1967)
Follows the comic adventures of seven castaways stranded on a South Pacific island.


The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968)
Southern comedy set in Mayberry, North Carolina, depicts the relationship between Sheriff Andy Taylor, a widower, and his bachelor cousin, Deputy Barney Fife.



The Brady Bunch (1969-1974)
Architect Mike Brady marries the beautiful Carol Martin, who has three girls. Widower Mike has his three boys that he has been raising all alone. The marriage joins these eight into one large family.


Mod Squad (1968-1973)
Rich, long-haired Pete, street-smart Linc, and flower child Julie are recruited by the police for a covert police unit that will help bridge the generation gap.




Dragnet 1967 (1967-1970)
The show focuses on two detectives, the no-nonsense Sgt. Joe Friday and hard-nosed Officer Bill Gannon, as they track down criminals throughout L.A.


Hawaii Five-O (1968-1980)
Detective Steve McGarrett and his second-in-command, Danny "Danno" Williams, and the rest of the Five-O team crack down on crime while relentlessly pursuing McGarrett's nemesis: sinister Chinese operative Wo Fat.


The Addams Family (1964-1966)
Join this good-natured family of vampires, witches, and other creatures - Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Cousin Itt and the rest of the gang - for a fiendishly funny and altogether kooky experience.


The Munsters (1964-1966)
Meet the Munsters. There's a Frankenstein-like dad, a vampire mom and grandpa, a werewolf son, and one human niece (she's the "black sheep" of the family). This family of friendly monsters have misadventures, never quite realizing why people react to them so strangely.


Mister Ed (1958-1966)
When Architect Wilbur Post and his wife Carol move into a new home, they acquire a horse that the former owner left behind in the barn. The horse is no ordinary horse--he can talk, but only to Wilbur-- and this leads to all sorts of misadventures for Wilbur and his trouble-making sidekick Mister Ed.

Gunsmoke (1955-1975)
Recapture the spirit of the American frontier with plain-talking Marshal Matt Dillon, kindly saloon-keeper Miss Kitty, irascible Doc Adams and tender-hearted but gullible Deputy Chester Goode as they uphold the law and bring respectability to the rough and tough town of Dodge City, Kansas.


Perry Mason (1957-1966)
Defense attorney Perry Mason, who never loses a case, matches wits with his courtroom adversary D.A. Hamilton Burger. Every time, Mason, aided by devoted secretary Della Street and loyal private eye Paul Drake, uncovers evidence that clears his client of murder.


Star Trek, the Original Series (1966-1969)
Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the Galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.