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The Greatest Period TV Shows Set in the 1960s

Updated August 9, 2021 2.3k votes 429 voters 20.2k views63 items

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The 1960s were a wild time to be alive, which is shown in the best TV shows set in the '60s. From the birth of classic rock as we know it to the cool fashion, and even the whole hippie movement, remnants of this eclectic era can be found everywhere. In fact, a wide variety of TV series set in the '60s give us some pretty cool perspective on just what life was like back then. Regardless, these '60s-set shows have provided some great entertainment over the years. 

When it comes to modern TV shows set in the '60s, no series has done it better than Mad Men. The hit drama starring Jon Hamm provides a glimpse into the corporate world of the 1960s, with plenty of entertaining content to keep things interesting. Then you have the classic sitcom Laverne & Shirley, not to mention the exciting crime series Aquarius—featuring the character of a pre-murderous Charles Manson. While the era didn't make for a great deal of decade-based shows, like shows about the future, there are certainly some good TV shows based in the '60s. 

What do you think are the top shows set in the '60s? Vote up your choices for the best shows set in the '60s, and see where your favorite period 1960s TV shows rank - and check out TV shows from the '60s, if that's what you're looking for.

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