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5 Classic Shows and Where to Watch Them

Updated on April 30, 2020
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Are you lost for something new and entertaining to watch? These 5 classic shows can fill the void for family friendly entertainment. All available to stream free via IMDb TV. Classic shows offer wholesome entertainment for everyone. 5 Classic shows to consider streaming are:

  1. Bewitched
  2. The Rifleman
  3. Little House on the Prairie
  4. The Partridge Family
  5. Dennis the Menace

There is certain to be something in the rundown of shows that everybody will adore. These exemplary shows were broadly famous when they previously circulated and are accessible today through streaming services. They all shift in arrangement length and number of episodes yet a couple have bounty to keep you occupied.

1. Bewitched

Bewitched originally aired on ABC from September 17, 1964, to March 25, 1972. Currently available to watch on IMDb TV. The show is about a witch Samantha who marries a normal man Darrin, who isn't comfortable with her abilities. So she agrees lead a suburban housewife life without the use of magic.

Of course what witch really isn't going to use her powers? To add to the fun Darrin often falls victim to some form of spell or bewitching. Leaving the wife to sort out the mess all while trying to hide the fact she is using her magic. Without any spoilers it is a great serious comedy and fantasy all rolled into one great show.

2. The Rifleman

In the event that you appreciate cattle rustlers, ponies and rifles then it can't turn out badly with a western series. The Rifleman is a western arrangement that circulated from September 30, 1958, to April 8, 1963, on ABC. The show is set in the 1880's and follows a bereaved Union Civil War Veteran.

A fun watch with your mate or even sharing with family. This show is all about giving second changes to folks. Lot's of action packed episodes to keep you and the family snacking on popcorn. With 5 seasons the 168 episodes are sure to have you entertained for a while.

3. Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie was a successful screen adaptation for The "Little House" Books children's novel series. The American western historical drama serious aired from 1974 to 1983. The series follows a family living on and working a farm. Through ups and downs this family sticks together.

Little House on the Prairie is an excellent option for the entire family to watch together. Or several with 9 seasons and a total of 204 episodes including 4 specials this show will keep you busy for a while. This is particular entertaining watch with the kids, it is interesting for today's kids to see how life once was. Currently stream-able via IMDb TV.

4. The Partridge Family

If westerns or witches really don't catch your attention perhaps something musical is better suited. The Partridge Family is a musical sitcom that follows a widowed mother and her 5 children all who have musical talent. This series only has 4 seasons with 98 episodes but all are a fun family watch. Early on in the series the kids persuade their mom to record a song with them.

Low and behold it gains popularity and they end up on tour. Later in the series the focus switches to more venues near their home than touring. The series gives an excellent portrayal of the struggle of juggling the single mom gig, suburbia and a musical career. The Partridge Family gives toe tapping entertainment for the whole family.

5. Dennis the Menace

Perhaps the perfect family friendly show on the list Dennis the Menace comes in at number 5. The show Dennis the Menace was actually based on on a comic strip that held the same name. Airing on CBS from October 1959 to July 1963 for a total of 4 seasons and 146 wholesome episodes to keep the entire family occupied.

The show follows Dennis the only child to Henry and Alice Mitchell. Dennis tends to find himself in mischievous circumstances often despite his well meaning nature. He gets into frequent snarls with the next door neighbor. This series is an excellent watch for a family with kids.

Where to Find More Classic Shows

This short list of classic shows are excellent watches for the entire family. Even those with kids should consider these classic episodes. Many filled with life lessons and a more wholesome structure than shows we see today.

Once widely popular these shows remain available for streaming. All shows mentioned can currently be watched on IMDb TV. If you are an Amazon Prime member you can access the IMDb TV channel under your streaming benefits. Alternatively you can stream via the web, fire stick or download the app on a compatible device.

IMDb TV has many other classic shows and even more current shows and movies you can enjoy. If you are looking for family friendly entertainment there are a plethora to choose from. Do you enjoy television classics? If so take a look around IMDb TV you are sure to find some you enjoy.

IMDb TV is easy to use, even elder family members can enjoy navigating through and finding their favorites. Consider a nostalgic evening with your grandparents! Who knows what stories these old classics will help them remember so they can share them with you!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Cynthia Hoover


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