Television: Judgment on the New Season


Television, which has long since replaced the crackling fire as the cozy thing to sit by of an evening, was once quite a blaze. Machine guns ratta-ta-tatted, switchblades sang, and grand mothers grunted as fists hit their mandibles. In the last couple of seasons, however, the pyrodynamics have agreeably relaxed. All that sputtered now wheezes cordially. None of this season's new series is objectionable. And a hand ful are quite good.

The best new program on the air is East Side, West Side (CBS), which stars George C. Scott as a Manhattan social...

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