The new television season has formally weighed in, and so far, in the main, it seems like a ton of feathers trying to crowd together on a butcher's scale. But among this week's and last week's starters, there also are some solid spots.

Thriller (NBC) is an hour-long bloodmobile with Boris Karloff as host. Last week's unpromising première involved a Manhattan corporate executive framed as a murderer by a kleptomaniacal kook.

The Aquanauts (CBS), a new series, turned out to be sea-horse opera of the first water about a pair of professional divers. The...

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