We all know that modern television just can’t beat classic TV shows. You have to love the melodramatic acting, the cocky charm and wit, and the innocent story-lines (golly-gee-willikers, right?) Yes, I know I’m generalizing a bit. However, I think we can all agree that classic television has something special about it, and no, I’m not talking about the not-so-subtly placed product placements.
Thanks to the Internet, we can still go back and view our favorite shows from yesteryear. Furthermore, we can read about them to know exactly went on behind the scenes! However, we have four sites for you to check out that should satisfy your hankering for classic TV. From gruff westerns to family sitcoms, we’ve got it all.
My grandfather always loved a good western – Lonesome Dove, to be specific. Before he passed on, he was just getting used to the Internet, and part of me hates I didn’t get to show him this site! Western Mania has all kinds of western TV shows (and movies) for you to choose from. Furthermore, they feature the classics (John Wayne can be found on this site). If you’re into westerns – and even spaghetti westerns – you’ll spend quite a bit of time here.
In the midst of sites like Hulu and Netflix, it can be easy to miss out on sites like good old TVLand. The channel’s website features all your favorite classic sitcoms and more, and best of all, it doesn’t cost you a dime to watch them. With full episodes of classic shows like I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show, and The Jeffersons, you won’t ever be bored. Furthermore, the website has a few newer shows, so you’ll never be without variety.
TVofYourLife.com may not be much to look at it, but as far as content goes, it delivers. The site divides its shows by genre and decade, and beyond that, it includes a few vintage television commercials to look at. To think – we fast forward through those things now, but who knows? People may be watching them via holonet for fun in the future. Anyway, this site provides content, and you may find some rare gems if you look hard enough.
Based on what I saw on Retrovision, this site is a conglomerate of various web-services that deliver online video content. Does the site itself have embedded videos? Absolutely. However, it also provides links to sites like Hulu if they cannot host the content themselves. With that said, I wouldn’t consider this a content farm in the least.
Simply put, I view Retrovision as a site that does what it can to provide, but at the same time, it searches the Internet for content so you don’t have to go to the trouble of doing it yourself.
That’s all, folks, and remember, we have quite a few other articles on watching TV shows online here at MakeUseOf. However, you and I both know that there quite a few more sites than the ones just shown here.
What other sites do you use to watch classic tv shows online? Did you find anything nice with the sites shown here?