All in the Family

CBS (ended 1979)





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  • An ornery, loud mouthed, middle aged man and his ditzy wife along with their also ditzy daughter and liberal son in law living in Queens in the early 70s. Occasional celebrity guest stars.

    I don't think anyone can argue that All in the Family was completely original. Norman Lear couldn't have picked a better Archie than Carroll O'Connor. As funny as it always was, there was always the lesson to be learned, part of Lear's genius. The show seemed to get funnier each week, until Mike and Gloria left the show. The show really went downhill from there. Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers added more to the show than I had ever realized. The tension between Archie and Meathead was nothing less than spectacular. Endearing Edith, dumb as dirt, but smart how it really counted, in the heart department, when she died on the show it spelled DOA for Archie's Place. I'll keep watching the reruns as long as they keep putting them on the air. I never get tired of them and hope I never do.