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The Wonder Years: Season 1

1988 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) takes the leap into adolescence as he begins junior high with his two best friends -- the brainy Paul Pfeiffer (Josh Saviano) and the rapidly maturing Winnie Cooper (Danica McKellar) -- in this Emmy-winning comedy-drama set in 1968. Narrated by the older, wiser Kevin (voice of Daniel Stern) in poignant and hilarious detail, this landmark series chronicles the challenges of growing up in an imperfect world.
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The Wonder Years

1988 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Anyone who grew up in the 1960s will recognize the emotional and physical landscape of this comedy-drama told from the point of view of the youngest member of the Arnold clan, Kevin, as he inches from adolescence to adulthood amid turbulent times.
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The Wonder Years: Season 6

1992 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Kevin starts off 11th grade on a high note when he steals a rival school's mascot, but his relationship with Winnie falters after a misunderstanding. Norma graduates from community college, and Jack decides to quit his job and open a new business.
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The Wonder Years: Season 5

1991 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

As the reflective coming-of-age series continues, Kevin starts high school and soon finds he's been reduced to the role of small fish in a big pond. Later, money gets in the way of the longstanding friendship between the Arnolds and the Pfeiffers.
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The Wonder Years: Season 4

1990 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Ninth grade is off to a rough start for Kevin: Winnie's going to school across town, Becky Slater has it in for him, and a bully steals his locker. A beautiful new girl tests Kevin and Winnie's relationship, and Norma starts working at the school.
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The Wonder Years: Season 3

1989 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Now in eighth grade, Kevin confesses his feelings to Winnie, but things get awkward for the new couple when they're invited to a make-out party. Kevin also gets a new puppy -- and his first zit.
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The Wonder Years: Season 2

1988 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Kevin can't figure out whether Winnie likes him as more than a friend. He asks out Becky Slater to make Winnie jealous, but his plan backfires. Meanwhile, Paul celebrates his Bar Mitzvah, and Karen starts hanging out with a rebellious crowd.
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The Andy Griffith Show: Season 5

1964 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Join one of television's best-loved dads -- Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) -- in bucolic Mayberry, N.C., as he dispenses gentle justice and raises his son (Ron Howard) amid a gaggle of colorful town characters that includes goofy Goober Pyle (George Lindsey). Along for the fun are Andy's Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) and Deputy Barney Fife (Don Knotts, who won many Emmys for his singular personification of an epic bungler).
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The Andy Griffith Show: Season 7

1966 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Join Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) and Deputy Barney Fife (Don Knotts) on the familiar streets of Mayberry in Season 7 of the classic comedy series. Relive all your favorite memories with Andy's son Opie (Ron Howard), the lovable Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) and Floyd (Howard McNear). Securing a place in TV history, the show's seventh season was the No. 1 half-hour show of 1966-67 and earned two Emmys for Don Knotts's supporting performance.
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The Andy Griffith Show: Season 4

1963 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Come sit a spell with the down-home folks of Mayberry, N.C.: Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), his son, Opie (Ron Howard), Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), bug-eyed deputy Barney Fife (Don Knotts), mischievous Ernest T. Bass (Howard Morris) and all the rest of the town's endearing characters. George Lindsey joins the cast as Goober Pyle, replacing his cousin Gomer (Jim Nabors), who leaves for the Marines in the fourth season's finale.
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The Andy Griffith Show

1960 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Steeped in nostalgic Americana, this enduring TV classic stars Andy Griffith as Andy Taylor, an easygoing sheriff who uses his badge to foil flimflam artists and other scoundrels who attempt to disrupt the peace in the sleepy hamlet of Mayberry. Andy also uses his gentle persuasion to resolve conflicts that break out among Mayberry's own, including Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), Deputy Barney Fife (Don Knotts) and Andy's son, Opie (Ron Howard).
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The Andy Griffith Show: Season 1

1960 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

A bona fide television classic, "The Andy Griffith Show" follows the gentle give and take of small-town Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), his son, Opie (Ron Howard), and all the other colorful characters who inhabit bucolic Mayberry, N.C. Deputy Barney Fife (the Emmy-winning Don Knotts), Andy's Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) and troublemaker Ernest T. Bass (Howard Morris) all make appearances in the show's auspicious first season.
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The Andy Griffith Show: Season 6

1965 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

One of television's most beloved fathers returns for a sixth season, with sheriff and widower Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) spending his time dispensing homespun advice to his precocious son, Opie (Ron Howard), and keeping order in a town chock full of crazy characters. Of course, Andy's kindly Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) is always around to add her two cents. Guest stars include Pat Hingle and Jamie Farr.
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The Andy Griffith Show: Season 3

1962 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Portraying goofy gas-pump jockey Gomer Pyle, Jim Nabors became a cast regular -- joining the homespun denizens of tranquil Mayberry, N.C. -- in the third season of this Emmy-winning television series. Of course, laid-back Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) is on hand, along with young son Opie (Ron Howard), spinster Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) and twitchy, bumbling deputy Barney Fife (Don Knotts). Guests include Ellen Corby and George Kennedy.
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The Andy Griffith Show: Season 2

1961 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Season 2 of the classic television show set in Mayberry, N.C., continues to follow the life and times of widower Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), who spends his days answering the questions of his son, Opie (Ron Howard), and tending to the citizens of Mayberry as the town sheriff. But with almost no crime to crack down on, Taylor and his deputy (Don Knotts) regularly engage in long-winded talks about life to pass the time.
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The Andy Griffith Show: Season 8

1967 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

The down-home folks of Mayberry are back for the farewell season of one the most beloved television series of all time. Joining Andy (Andy Griffith) and his son Opie (Ron Howard) for some small-town adventures are Barney Fife (Emmy winner Don Knotts, in a special guest appearance), Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) and Goober (George Lindsey). With its gentle tone and warm characterization, the classic comedy is a nostalgic reminder of simpler times.
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 3

1957 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Murder, obsession, revenge and all the other hallmarks of Alfred Hitchcock's work are in full flower in the third season of his classic anthology series, which features loads of big-name guest stars eager to work with the Master of Suspense.
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 2

1956 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Your evenings will be packed with mystery, murder and intrigue as you view this collection of all 39 installments from the Emmy-winning television series' sophomore season. As always, the legendary Alfred Hitchcock introduces the classic half-hour tales and closes each show with his trademark wry comments. Guest stars include Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Rip Torn, Vic Morrow, Dick York, Alan Napier, Cedric Hardwicke and Claude Rains.
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 1

1955 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Alfred Hitchcock plays host to mystery, murder and mayhem in the first season of his iconic television series, which premiered in 1955 with "Revenge," starring Vera Miles (Psycho) and helmed by the master of suspense himself. Joanne Woodward, Cloris Leachman, John Cassavetes and other noteworthy names bring chills to the small screen in tales penned by literary luminaries such as Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch and Dorothy L. Sayers.
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents

1955 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Master of the suspense Alfred Hitchcock brings his droll sensibility to the small screen in four seasons -- 1955 through 1958 -- in this anthology series featuring a parade of stars in chilling stories by leading authors.
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Columbo: Season 2

1972 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Catch the adventures of the perpetually unkempt Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk, who won four Emmys for his singular portrayal of the character) in this collection of episodes from the NBC show's second season. Watch as Columbo applies his subtle approach to crime-solving as he cracks the murder of a famous conductor's mistress; learns the tricks of Scotland Yard when he visits London; outwits an aging movie star; and more.
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Columbo: Season 7

1976 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Colombo's new crop of cases involve a food critic who poisons a restaurant owner, a psychologist who trains his dogs to kill, a mystery writer out for vengeance and an IRA terrorist who murders his arms supplier.
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Columbo: Season 6

1976 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

The disheveled detective takes on a trio of cases involving an actor caught up in a blackmail scheme, an accountant embezzling from his own firm and a very personal murder staged to look like a random robbery.
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Columbo: Season 5

1975 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Playing the part of an incompetent detective sure seems to work for Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk), who takes full advantage of witnesses who dare to underestimate him. In this collection of episodes from the show's fifth season, an aging Broadway star climbs over her husband's dead body in pursuit of a comeback; a Mexican rancher uses a bull as a lethal weapon; and World War II-era blackmail pushes a magician toward dirty tricks.
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Columbo

1968 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Criminal minds tended to underestimate disheveled homicide detective Lt. Columbo ... until he fired back with a dead-on dissection of every case in this long-running crime series that earned lead actor Peter Falk a total of four Emmy Awards. Over the years, the show attracted celebrity guest stars such as Johnny Cash, Vincent Price, Martin Sheen, William Shatner, Faye Dunaway, Roddy McDowall and many more.
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