The Real McCoys - Season 2
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But they left quite a legacy with "The Real McCoys" as the series literally changed the direction of network situation comedy. Early sitcoms like "I Love Lucy", "The Honeymooners", "Make Room for Daddy", and "The Goldbergs" were urban in tone and set in downtown apartments in big east coast cities; urban families were the first buyers of televisions. By the mid-fifties suburbia was getting a lot play ("Life of Riley", "Leave It to Beaver") as Americans began moving out to the suburbs. But network executives were resistant to the idea of rural characters in rural setting. Rural families were unlikely to own televisions (or have television stations within broadcast range) and urban sophisticates could not be expected to tune into a show featuring rural rubes.
When "The Real McCoys" proved the suits wrong it set the stage for Andy of Mayberry, Jed in Beverly Hills, Kate and the Shady Rest, and Oliver and Lisa in Hooterville. Danny Thomas and Paul Henning who would launch those shows were both involved in "The Real McCoys".
The premise of the show is the move of the legendary West Virginia McCoys to a farm in the San Fernando Valley they inherit from their uncle. Given the current value of valley real estate it is amusing that one of the central conflicts of the series is the family's precarious financial position (insert lack of money here).
The McCoy family is a bit unusual as it skips an entire generation.Read more ›
And the good news is that it was just announced that Season Three is being released on June 17, 2008. That makes three more seasons to go!
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great i'll be buying the 3rd season when I've completed watching season 2Published 15 months ago by Ris Earl
Realy great . It a great disc set . Thank's for sending it to me. ARTPublished 21 months ago by arthur
Shipped out quickly. Loved watching these. Haven't seen some of these since they originally aired. Thanks again!!Published 23 months ago by noone