I never caught Thriller as I was growing up. I bought the box set based solely on Stephen King's recommendation in Danse Macabre.
Thanks to Sotaria's helpful review, I know the first few episodes are not a good indicator of the rest of the series. I've watched the first four and they have all been sub-par. Now, I'm still going to stubbornly work my way through all the episodes. I just wanted to know: When was the show retooled? When did its 'classic' era begin?