Carroll O’ Connor stands out as possibly the best tv
comedian of the
‘70s, and right up there with him stand Esther Rolle and John Amos. These
two actors made the sitcom, “GOOD TIMES” stand out above many other
comedies of the time. Sure, Jimmie Walker was hilarious as JJ, but Esther
and John Amos gave a face to the American black family, a face that, even
in comedy, had a reason to hold its head high, as the same problems
facing these families were faced by many families of diversities, at home
watching the various weekly comedies/tragedies play out. “GOOD TIMES” was
The third season, marking the exit of Amos, is one of the best
seasons, and none that followed, equaled it.
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has preserved the show’s 1.33:1 ratio. Colors are
more muted than the previous two seasons, but the image is suitable and on
par with recent cable airings.
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has presented a 2.0 Dolby Stereo mix for this
release. However, there’s no separation to speak of. Fidelity is fine.
Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.