25. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974-75)
We kick off our ’70s list with the spooky show Kolchak: The Night Stalker. It’s one of those cult classics similar to Freaks and Geeks — where it lasted only one season despite garnering both critical acclaim and love from the audience. Veteran actor Darren McGavin (A Christmas Story) is a journalist who seeks to find the truth behind some strange and unusual events. Using the elements of suspense and science fiction, this show set the stage for many to follow. While Kolchak isn’t a household name, it certainly has more of an influence than many would care to realize.
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