Watch these 12 TV shows for sixties style inspiration

December 12, 2019
The Best 60s TV Shows

Watch women’s skirts get shorter and the men’s hair grow longer through these 12 binge-worthy 60s TV Shows.

Recently, I found myself lying on my bed surrounded by ready salted crisps. I had been there for hours. I couldn’t remember the last time I had got up for anything apart from going to the toilet. 

Was I sick? No. I had just binged watched the new season of The Crown, followed by The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.

It’s not my fault though! They were both released at near enough the same time. I blame Netflix and Amazon for turning me into the slug that I have become.

I’m a sucker for watching new 60s TV Shows as well as old moviesWhen I watch them, I feel like I’m looking through a window into a different time.

But after I’m done with Mrs Maisel, what will I watch? Even though you probably have a long list of things to watch already, allow me to add more to it.

12 Binge Worthy 60s TV Shows

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Mad Men (2007-2015)

If you haven’t seen or heard of this TV show then what potato sack have you been living in?  Mad Men follows the challenges that faced the advertising industry, from finding out that children shouldn’t smoke to the uprising of hippies.

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Good Girls Revolt (2015-2016)

GGR follows the true story of the girls who worked at News Of The Week. The male collegues thought that women’s brains were too small to write. Time has only proven that their brains were the size of a pencil.

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017-Present)

Ok last one set in New York, I promise. In Mrs Maisel, we get to see what a rising comedian in the 60s looks like. She’s joined by her grumpy but lovable manager. Although it seems that Mrs. Maisel’s opinions are extremely modern for her time, you only have to look at Joan Rivers’ 60s comedy acts to see that it’s not too far off.

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The Crown (2016-Present)

The recent addition to the series about the royal family has now jumped forward into the 60s when Charles first met Camilla and when Princess Margaret partied hard. I think this is worth a watch if only for Helen Boham Carter. She’s someone I’d definitely share my crisps with.

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Mrs Biggs (2012)

This was the first time I fell in love with Sheridan Smith. Sherridan plays the wife of Ronnie Biggs who was a part of the great train robbery in 1963. This show was very accurate to the true story, especially because the real Mrs Biggs acted as a consultant. We get to see England, Paris and Australia in the 60s.

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Cilla (2014)

The second time I fell in love with Sheridan Smith was in Cilla. Before, I thought Cilla Black was just the ginger lady on Blind Date but little did I know she had caught the attention of Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

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The Astronaut's Wives Club (2015)

The moon landing was huge news in the sixties. And maybe you’re already bored of seeing it featured in most of the other shows that I’ve listed. But this series follows the women who gained a lot of attention by being married.

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Masters Of Sex (2013-2016)

I found this one after having a slight obsession with Mean Girls’ actress Lizzy Caplan. It’s about scientists exploring the sexuality – new territory for the 60s. I almost spat out my crisps when Freud said that clitoral orgasms are linked to mental health issues.

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10. Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries (2019-Present)

This quirky Australian detective show has been on my list for quite some time, if only for the outfits. Not to be confused with the other Miss Fisher show, this one is a spin off set in 60s Melbourne. If you’re watching a show with bob cuts and jazz, you’re in the wrong place.

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The Queen's Gambit (2020)

This story follows an orphan who develops a passion for chess. After years of studying and playing the game, she becomes a pro. Though it’s a traditionally a boys game, this girl destroys them at the game. And throughout the series her style develops into an absolute trendsetter.

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12. 45 Revoluciones (2019)

This Netflix beauty is in Spanish, and if you can’t read subtitles, you’re weak and natural selection is coming for you. This latina wonder follows the establishment of a record label. This is actually perfect for me as I am currently learning Spanish. BONUS.

I haven’t seen them all but I am getting there. Have I missed any out? (I deliberately left out The Playboy Club because it sucks). But any others? Tell me in the comments below so I can go back to my bed of ready salted crisps. It was warm there.

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