ABC (ended 1972)
|Dick York was the only Darrin, in my opinion. Dick Sargent couldn't come close when he took over.|
I could not agree with you more. Dick York IS Darrin Stephens. Although, I have only seen 7 or 8 episodes that had Dick Sargent in them, I was not impressed with his portrayal of the character Darrin Stephens. Something always seemed to be missing with Sargent.
In all honesty, I think they should have cancelled "Bewitched" at the end of Dick York's last season as Darrin Stephens because anyone who watched the series regularly knew the show was starting to decline by that time anyway. I have seen most episodes from the first 5 seasons of "Bewitched" through re-runs over the years and most of my favourite episodes are from the first 2 seasons, before they had Tabitha, but that might just be because I have no place for children on TVseries. After Dick York left the series was never the same again!
He was having Back issues notice on the icon above this how he crinches in his upper back as he takes the picture. I'm surprised he made it that long with the back problem on the show.
Anyway, I always thought York put personality into his character Darren, Sargent was alright, but just didn't habve that charm that York had.
Also should have mention, they said that his back problems were the reason he QUIT the show on E's 101 True Hollywood Stories.