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SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF: GREATEST TV GRIEVANCES!

In mid 1968, on the great gothic soap Dark Shadows, for weeks and weeks (and weeks), poor frightful Adam is held captive in the east wing of Collinwood. Carolyn, obviously crushing on Adam, brings him food, books, and compassion. YET, she cannot bring him a broom to clean his dusty, cobwebbed room? It is absolutely […]

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The Death of Barnabas Collins, September 11, 1969

By the fall of 1969, ABC’s gothic romance and horror show Dark Shadows had crossed over from being just a daytime television show to a genuine cultural phenomenon. The recently released series soundtrack and massive hit single, Quentin’s Theme, had been released to great fanfare. Toys, books, comics, and board games were in high demand and selling in […]

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