• I always have enjoyed Barnaby Jones. I was so happy to see the entire series on DVD. Sadly wih the exception of the First Season and a few other episodes, the syndication cuts were released. Still, it was well worth buying. Buddy Ebsen is even better on this show than The Beverly Hillbillies. He is always calm and in control and loves a glass of milk. Lee Meriwether playing his daughter in law is also a delight. She plays her part so well, she acts just like a regular person would working for a master detective. She asks questions like you or me when she does not understand something about the case. I always enjoyed that part of it. Starting with Season 5, they added Mark Shera as his distant cousin JR Jones. He fit in perfectly. From the first episode he appeared, it was like he was always part of the show. Quinn Martin had a talent of making a lot of great shows in the 60's and 70's, but I think this show and The F.B.I. were my favorites. They were also his longest running shows. I also enjoy seeing all the great actors from the past and future that show up on this show. They don't make good, decent show like this anymore. That is one reason I only watch old tv shows and old movies. They are entertaining without being vulgar or offensive or political like all the tv shows are today.