For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my five favorite supernatural television shows of the 1960s! This era was one that saw the development of many zany and paranormally based shows and films. As it is one of my favorite decades, and I adore anything supernatural, I felt this would be a fun countdown to do! Without further ado, let’s get to the list.
Number 5: I Dream of Jeannie (1965)
~For my number five choice, I had to go with this wacky sitcom about a genie named Jeannie who makes her master’s life all the more hectic! It is a cute and sweet show that was heavy on comedic banter.
Number 4: Dark Shadows (1966)
~This is the original version of Dark Shadows, which was a half-hour soap opera. There would be several television movies that came from this show, and remakes of it. My favorite remake is, of course, the Tim Burton version from 2012!
Number 3: The Munsters (1964)
~This family sitcom was a wonderfully goofy and sweet show. With a vampire mom and grandpa, a Frankenstein’s monster dad, a werewolf son, and a normal niece to add some misunderstandings, it was a fun ride. I personally always adored Yvonne DiCarlo in this role, and it was pitch-perfect to have a silver screen siren become a sitcom mom, with a twist!
Number 2: The Addams Family (1964)
~The original Addams Family television series from the 60s is still my favorite version of this tale of a gothically morbid family! This is the version that finally named the characters, which began as a series of New Yorker cartoons by Charles Addams. In many ways, it is the series that would launch all of the subsequent reboots over the years, and is well worth its second-place ranking here!
Number 1: Bewitched (1964)
~My absolute favorite show of the decade is definitely Bewitched! I am a huge fan of Elizabeth Montgomery, and I love her as both Samantha and Serena. This being number one on the list will likely be unsurprising to regular readers here, as I have attested to loving it several times in the past. It is a delightful comedy that is still a go-to show when I feel the need to be comforted!
~I hope that you have enjoyed this countdown. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!