This was not a good film.
Simply A Masterpiece
People are voting emotionally.
After playing with our expectations, this turns out to be a very different sort of film.
This show is fun, innocent and entertaining. Don Knotts found his perfect acting role in this series. As Barney Fife he keeps everyone entertained. All the characters in this series are perfectly matched. Watching this show makes you forget your troubles. It is never boring. Just pure fun and laughter.
When "The Andy Griffith Show" was at its best, it was a perfect or near-perfect show. It is because of this I give the show a score of 10. I loved how unlike most sitcoms, the characters were much more important. Cheap laughs and silly situations were rarely seen in the show and showing a character grow and connect with the viewer were what set this show apart. However, it would also be unfair to mention that the show slipped dramatically in quality once Don Knotts left the show. As for me, I really wish they had just stopped the show then, as replacements such as Goober, Emmett and Howard just weren't up to filling Barney's shoes. Part of this was because Barney was such a great character, but these three were also just very dull characters--particularly Emmett and Howard. Blocks of wood would have been as interesting! And, Barney's short-term replacement (Avery Shriber) was annoying and Barney's special appearances painful. My advice is watch the original Barney episodes...then stop. Why mess with perfection?!
The power of this show's influence says something: more than three decades after it went off the air and went syndicated,this show still inspires a faithful amount of following. And while maybe the core viewer fan-ship rests among Babyboomers,I think that anyone who has fatigue from current television can get into this one.You know the story: laid-back Sheriff Andy Taylor(Andy Griffith,somewhat fresh off a Broadway,stand-up and movie career)is the sheriff of restful Mayberry,North CArolina. He raises his young,likable son Opie(Ronny Howard,before he was a director named Ron)with the help of matronly and pleasant Aunt Bee(Frances Beaver). His deputy is loserish authority-addict Barney Fife(Don KNotts,R.I.P.,who made quite the career playing variations off this character),and there's hardly ever a true legal unrest to speak of. Still,that doesn't mean there aren't conflicts that need resolving,and Sheriff Taylor is (mostly)up for the challenge.A great stable of side characters,including Gomer(JIm Nabors,pre-USMC),Floyd the Barber,Goober,Howard the Drunk,Thelma Lou,Betty and the DArlings(A rustic,pre-Hee Haw singing group)filled out this show marvelously. The true legacy of any television program is how long after the fans are able to still come back and watch reruns of shows that they've seen before,sometimes NUMEROUS times. That being the case,this show's legacy is firmly implanted in the American landscape. CAtch on TVland,Hallmark or locally and see for yourself.
I love this show so much. I'm 26 so I didn't get to see it when it originally aired. However I've watched this show my whole life. I remember watching it when I was a youngster. I think I was about four or five the first time I saw it.The Andy Griffith show is heart warming and enduring gem. It has made me laugh year after year for decades. It expounds on many social issues like single parenting, child rearing, relationships, and friendships. In the process it mixes a lot sarcastic, witty, and slapstick humor. Andy occasionally will play guitar and sing. It's just all around great entertainment for the whole family. TheThe plot of each episode varies from serious to hilarious. There's a nice variety to watch. I of course have my favorite episodes and those I don't like that much. In the end, I just enjoy spending some time each day with the gang from Mayberry. The character development is the best part about this show. Barney can at first can seem to be an idiot and anonying. However after awhile I began to enjoy his antics. Andy is simple and easy going. Floyd the barber is a busy body. Ronnie Howard is the cute kid, who's intelligence and maturity surpasses his age. In the end it's the characters that make this show fantastic. I'm glad DVD has made this wonderful gem available to past, present, and future generations. I know I'll be watching this show with my kids. I hope one day the first tune they whistle is the theme to the Andy Griffith Show.