Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ARTS LIFE -

When you look at the big pic­ture, movies en­dure bet­ter. Movies link back to the past. You can watch in­ven­tive, and in­no­va­tive movies such as Ci­ti­zen Kane and The Wizard of Oz and Casablanca from more than 70 years ago and they still feel fresh.

Some of the “clas­sic” TV shows of the ’70s have not aged well. Com­pare that to “clas­sic” tele­vi­sion such as, say, I Love Lucy, cur­rently broad­cast daily on Joy TV. That was a show that had its share of clas­sic bits, no ques­tion. But you have to slog through hours of ob­nox­ious be­hav­iour and shame­less mug­ging to find them. (By the way, has any­one ever no­ticed what an aw­ful per­son the char­ac­ter of Lucy Ri­cardo is? What a whin­ing, wheedling, needy, ag­gres­sive, shame­less self-pro­moter! How did Ricky put up with her?)

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