Totally Favorite Time of the Series
For many years on the old IMDB boards, fans would discuss their favorite era of ILL. For
many, it was the first year, as they loved the fresh, romantic interplay between Lucy and
Ricky. For others, it was the second year, because they loved the baby stuff.
While I have always named season three as my fave (and still do), I want to elaborate and
say that my very favorite "time period" - as opposed to season, is the end of season two,
right when they switch apartments to the beginning of season four, with the non-Hollywood
episodes. In other words, from "The Ricardos Change Apartments" to "Ethel's Birthday."
Artistically, I think season four is the best in totality. But I love that second apartment,
the shows, the youth of the cast, and arch bitchery of Ethel (who would soften a lot in
the following years). The Hollywood shows are great, but I slightly prefer the simplicity
of their life in "3D." (Oh, yeah, it was also "3B").
If I had to choose a second time period, it would be those last 13 shows in Connecticut.