The Donna Reed Show's 'First Season' is Simply Fan...Rating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes
The Incredible First Season of "The Donna Reed Show" is HERE!!! So Call your Relatives and Call your Neighbors because this particular sitcom which is an 'Iconic Family Series' is without a doubt, a much "Treasured Gift" for all!
This truly masterful "Donna Reed Show" series is all about the trials and tribulations of The Stone Family. This show can appear at times, like a continued documentary on a real life family. I say this, because the cast members seem to be so very comfortable with each other that they truly appear to be actually related to one another! This is what drew the audiences to this Classic TV Sitcom in the first place, when it had first aired in the late 1950's. And with its greatly selected Cast, plus this show's Fantastic Storylines in which Actress Donna Reed herself had much influence over, is indeed what actually propelled this series with its Loyal Audiences for Eight Wonderful Seasons, with a vast number of episodes, 275 to be exact!!!
"The Donna Reed Show" which had originally aired on The ABC Television Network had it's first premiere episode airing on September 24, 1958 at 9 PM on a Wednesday Night. And After the completion of this Family Sitcom's First Season, this series did remain on the ABC Television Network for 'Seven' more Successful Seasons!!
The cast includes in the starring role, the forever gorgeous & charming Donna Reed! And of course, this Academy Award Winning Actress was a 'Big Plus' in attracting audiences to this show. As was her continuing ability to play in a very convincing manner, her role of the Donna Stone Character, who is a Very Capable, Successful Wife and Mother of two. Seasoned Actress Donna Reed truly makes this Donna Stone Character her very own! And as a direct result of this, her 'Maternal Role' in this series shines very brightly indeed which had gained her many new ardent fans over the years of this show's run!
Carl Betz plays the character of Dr. Alex Stone, a very pleasant looking husband and 'Father Figure' who is also a charmer. And in this series, he has a most distinguished career as a highly dedicated doctor in the field of Pediatrics. This Dr. Stone Character is portrayed excellently & quite convincingly by the very Accomplished Actor Carl Betz! Also, I might add here as a side note, that when Actor Carl Betz's is performing with his Fellow Cast Members on "The Donna Reed Show," his precise timing and comical effectiveness, are always consistently Brilliant!!!! A trait of a truly Fine Actor!
Shelley Fabares plays the role of the Character Mary Stone, a very fresh faced, quite attractive, and truly likable Teenage Girl, who is coming of age into her young womanhood with wonderful results! The naturally Talented Actress Shelley Fabares is 'Great' in this role, and gives a highly admirable 'Charismatic Performance' in portraying her Mary Stone Character! I would also like to say that throughout this "Donna Reed Show" series, Mary Stone's sarcastic remarks (which had really heated up during the Third and Fourth Seasons) towards her brother Jeff, are truly hilarious because they seem so very real!!! Especially after Mary spews forth with her not so flattering remarks, and then these very disgusted and disdainful expressions take over her face, which are all aimed so mightily towards her brother Jeff!! It is Just Priceless!!! Actress Shelley Fabares has this Brother Sister Act down to a Complete Science!
Paul Petersen plays the role of the very Effervescent Mr. Personality Plus, and just Down Right FRESH Jeff Stone Character, and is also the youngest family member of the household. This cute Jeff Stone Character adds a lot of spice and life to this show! He is a very energetic & animated character that on occasion can appear somewhat bratty, but still lovable to the point of being very outrageous from time to time with his smart aleck remarks, that are actually Quite Funny!!! The very Talented Actor Paul Petersen gives the audience a first rate performance, and does an amazingly 'Superb Job' in his portrayal of the Jeff Stone Character!
Every episode of "The Donna Reed Show" is like watching a short Classic Movie since every episode is a Masterpiece in itself! So if your expecting any comparisons of this show to match the Television Shows of Today, FORGET IT!!!!!!! "The Donna Reed Show" was done very professionally with a top grade quality that far outshines the poorly written, produced, and directed TV shows of this present day. Even the Camera Work is much more interesting to observe in this Very Classic Sitcom than it is on today's TV sitcoms. When watching any episode from this Fantastic Family Series, you will know from the very first scene that your in good hands, which guarantees that the viewer will be taken on a mesmerized journey of pure joy and entertainment!!!
This Wonderful First Season of "The Donna Reed Show" remains incredibly strong even today, with its Great Cast, and Well Written Storylines! And its very lovely and talented star "Donna Reed" with her unique screen presence, adds sheer magic to this extremely Well Crafted TV Series!
So don't you dare miss out on any of these episodes from this Classic TV Show's truly 'Fun Filled First Season' which is a masterful and cleverly put together TV Show that is certainly a Very Classic Sitcom!
Note: There are a Whopping 37 Episodes from this Number One Season of "The Donna Reed Show." All of the episodes are complete and uncut as they were originally broadcast during the 1958/1959 Season of this truly Great Show!!! - What a Treat!!!!
Review posted on Saturday, August 1st 2009 at 6:18 am