Which one of these do you think is the much better show and also why? I"ve always thought Bewitched was the far better show and also after the town hall a couple of of the first season of ns Dream of Jeannie episodes I"m now sure that it. Although Barbara Eden is cute and the display has a cool opening template with the animation and all I just don"t think the display itself holds up well. It"s really much more of a cornball "Gilligan"s Island"-type display full of physical comedy and also none of that is really funny...at least not anymore. One have the right to only take it so much of significant Nelson"s nevous talking and also bumbling antics and Jeannie is played as such a dumbell the there is no balance in between the 2 main characters. Bewitched at least has actually balance and also I do find the stories, characters and acting ~ above that show much better. I also like the special results better. for this reason what do the rest of friend think - Jeannie or Bewitched?
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JohnMor
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I likewise think Bewitched to be the better show. IDOJ appeared to focus more on the magic, and BW ~ above the relationships. Ns think that"s why together a kid, I wanted IDOJ, and as I prospered older I involved love BW a lot more. Ns really couldn"t get through every the IDOJ S1 eps ~ above dvd, but I"m still happy I obtained them.

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I need to say that i disagree around Larry Hagman"s concerned talking and also bumbling antics. I think that is a to mark of the show, and one the the locations that does hold up today. Ns think Hagman"s timing was impeccable. Ns think the performances ~ above IDOJ are an extremely good, but the writing and also directing wasn"t on fairly the same par with BW. The course, even in it"s original network airing, it was aimed in ~ a various audience. IDOJ was aimed at younger viewers (hence the 7:30 timeslot; not even in primetime) if BW aired in ~ 9:00pm. Sadly together BW remained on the air, it ended up being in the later on seasons much more like IDOJ, through the magic coming to be FAR an ext prominent in the plots and less attention provided to quality dialogue or relationships. However in it"s heyday, BW had actually a lot to say about bigotry and acceptance and also love. In fact, I"ll walk so far as to say that i think it"s the biggest love story told through the tool of television. What those 2 human being gave up, and put up with, to be through each other, despite severe press from their families, is very touching.
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Bewitched is the far better show but IDOJ was at it"s best when that did slapstick. And also although i think Liz Montgomery is cute and also sexy, Barbara Eden is MEGA cute and sexy. Larry Hagman"s reactions to be always an excellent in IDOJ too. IDOJ is more of a farce but at it"s best Bewitched had actually heart(like v episodes A is because that Arrdvark and Charlie Harper, Winner). ns love both reflects in different ways.
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I love both that them, but I choose IDOJ overall. I favor the faster pace, the physics comedy, the smoother special impacts (for the many part) and the fact that Tony Nelson wasn"t a "bigot" favor Darrin, in the he never tried to make Jeannie readjust who she was, however rather simply wished she didn"t get him in to problem so often! "Bewitched" really suffered from the numerous changes in the actors (it seems prefer Samantha and also Abner to be the only personalities that weren"t recast) and the truth that gained pretty repetitive, even going therefore far regarding remake shows towards the finish of the run. If they had done one an ext remake of "Samantha because that the Defense"..... Still, "Bewitched" had actually one of my favorite characters of all time; Aunt Clara. Every scene she remained in was gold. Don"t provide up on IDOJ v the very first year; it gets better. ns really think that would have been an excellent to view Samantha dnd Jeannie accomplish in a special. The possibilities were endless and the ratings would have actually been astronomical! Considering the collection were shoot on the same lot (and often the same sets!) this could have worked.
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Joe Karlosi
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I DREAM that JEANNIE is the much better show because that me. Means better. I likewise find Barbara Eden more attractive than Elizabeth Montgomery, and Larry Hagman was rather funny. Let"s not leave out Bill everyday as i get it Healey, either ... As well as the irreplacable Dr. Bellows (Hayden Rorke)!
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Greg_S_H
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I just own Jeannie. Bewitched is alright. It"s a show that I have the right to enjoy if I occur to capture it, but I don"t seek it out. I would be tempted come buy the DVDs just to obtain the B&Ws before they room unavailable. Unfortunately, i no longer see lock in stores, and I don"t think I"ll order lock online.
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Ethan Riley
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I need to say that IDOJ failed to capture much the my fist as a child. What attracted me come BW was all those grand old character actors and comedians. You never ever knew that was going to "pop in" next. Every illustration was a surprise. I just loved to view Agnes Moorehead play she mischief, and recite those stunner spells in theatrical, stentorian tones. I loved it once she met in enhance in estranged hubby, Maurice Evans, who was also stronger and an ext stentorian. I loved seeing Aunt Clara autumn down the chimney, and Mrs. Kravitz shout "ABNAH!" ns loved Uncle Arthur popping the end of books, dressed together the personalities within. Ns loved Dr. Bombay through his "nurses." ns loved all those strange and larger-than-life characters. Contrasted to BW and also its exorbitant acting, IDOJ seemed prefer the amateur hour.
Mark Talmadge
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I think the difficulty everyone is encountering is that they space looking in ~ the popularity of each collection instead of the simple background of each series. Bewitched, while it is your common sitcom about a witch marrying a mortal, is at its really core, a family oriented television, much like the Brady Bunch and doesn"t role too greatly on the magical elements of the characters. ns Dr eam of Jeannie doesn"t try to copy this formula but rather tries to end up being a comedy series with a romantic facet attached come it. When IDoJ seems to copy the Bewitched formula, that does take it the genre right into a different direction 보다 Bewitched does. ns don"t pat favourites in between the two. I thrived up in the beforehand seventies as a huge fan of these 2 shows and I love each display equally. They room very good shows, both in their very own right.
I agree. The series were usually sold together in syndication and also I thrived up watching both daily after school. I fell in love v both series on sight.

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Mark Talmadge
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I can"t imagine that there isn"t anyone here who loves city hall both tv shows. From where I stand, and also I thrived up watching countless of those standard shows; i Dream the Jeannie, Bewitched, the Andy Griffith Show, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, six Million dollar Man, the Bionic mrs and all of those classic shows. When it pertains to watching a television show on cable I"ll choose an old classic program rather than a brand-new one since the writing on those shows ago was much much more original and free-spirited 보다 the convuluted and also oftentimes dialogue-intense storylines the birden down current shows. for me, I thrived up on this old classic sixties and sevtnies television shows and also I"m happy we ultimately have both of these classic shows top top DVD.