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Watching old episodes of the Donna Reed show will take you back in time. The show focuses on the Stone family. Alex stone is a pediatrician. He and his wife Donna have two children, Mary and Jeff. The episodes focus on many normal every day problems. Alex and Donna love one another and their kids. The kids are good, but not perfect. The Stone's marriage is also good, yet they do disagree and get into arguments. All of the members of the family have times throughout the series when they become frustrated or annoyed with one another and normal life situations.

This is a fun show to watch. Over time you begin to care about the characters. Even though it is set in the past, modern families will still be able to relate. In one episode Donna begins to feel unappreciated and taken advantage of. A mother from any time in history can relate to those feelings. She goes to extremes to change herself so she will not feel this way anymore, only to find out that she is turning into someone she does not like. It stands to reason that every mother has at one time or another had a less than shining moment when dealing with her family.

Mary's boy problems are another common bond that viewers of today can relate to. A boy doing something to annoy a teenage girl is something that transcends time. Each generation of young girls can attest to this fact.

Alex does his best to be a great husband and father. Even with the best of intentions he sometimes finds himself falling short. Who can't relate to having so much to do that something must suffer. Like parents everywhere, he keeps trying.

Jeff is like everyone's little brother. He is messy, he goes out of his way to irritate his sister and he sometimes makes poor decisions. Throughout the series fans are able to watch Jeff grow and mature.

All in all the Donna Reed show is a good show. Each episode has something to keep the viewers interested. It is fun to watch and a great escape.

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4 Seasons, 151 Episodes
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The Donna Reed Show Full Episode Guide

  • After attending a friend's wedding, Mary proclaims that she is in love. Now Donna and Alex are afraid that she will run off to Las Vegas in order to elope.

  • Jeff and Mary both need help on important matters from Alex, but he is preoccupied with a critically ill patient.

  • Jeff interviews baseball great, Don Drysdale for the school newspaper.

  • Jeff has a plan on how to advertise Mr. Varney's bicycle shop.

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