Dark Shadows (1966-1971)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1966-06-27

Runtime: 30 minutes

Rating(s): 8

Genre(s): Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Soap

Language(s): English

Description

Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The show was created by Dan Curtis. The story bible, which was written by Art Wallace, does not mention any supernatural elements. It was unprecedented in daytime television when ghosts were introduced about six months after it began. The series became hugely popular when vampire Barnabas Collins appeared a year into its run. Dark Shadows also featured werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, and a parallel universe. A small company of actors each played many roles; indeed, as actors came and went, some characters were played by more than one actor. Major writers besides Art Wallace included Malcolm Marmorstein, Sam Hall, Gordon Russell, and Violet Welles. Dark Shadows was distinguished by its vividly melodramatic performances, atmospheric interiors, memorable storylines, numerous dramatic plot twists, unusually adventurous music score, and broad and epic cosmos of characters and heroic adventures. Now regarded as something of a classic, it continues to enjoy an intense cult following. Although the original series ran for only five years, its scheduling as a daily daytime drama allowed it to amass more single episodes during its run than most other science-fiction/fantasy genre series produced for English-language television, including Doctor Who and the entire Star Trek television franchise. Only the paranormal soap opera Passions, with a total of 2,231 episodes, has more.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 1223
Season 1 124
S01E01
DS-1
S01E02
DS-2
6.9
S01E03
DS-3
6.8
S01E04
DS-4
6.7
S01E05
DS-5
6.9
S01E06
DS-6
6.8
S01E07
DS-7
6.8
S01E08
DS-8
6.7
S01E09
DS-9
6.8
S01E10
DS-10
6.4
S01E11
DS-11
6.3
S01E12
DS-12
S01E13
DS-13
S01E14
DS-14
S01E15
DS-15
S01E16
DS-16
6.3
S01E17
DS-17
6.4
S01E18
DS-18
6.4
S01E19
DS-19
S01E20
DS-20
S01E21
DS-21
7
S01E22
DS-22
6.4
S01E23
DS-23
S01E24
DS-24
6.3
S01E25
DS-25
6.8
S01E26
DS-26
6.8
S01E27
DS-27
6.2
S01E28
DS-28
6.3
S01E29
DS-29
6.7
S01E30
DS-30
6.8
S01E31
DS-31
6.3
S01E32
DS-32
S01E33
DS-33
S01E34
DS-34
S01E35
DS-35
S01E36
DS-36
6.1
S01E37
DS-37
6.4
S01E38
DS-38
7
S01E39
DS-39
S01E40
DS-40
S01E41
DS-41
6.8
S01E42
DS-42
6.2
S01E43
DS-43
6.5
S01E44
DS-44
S01E45
DS-45
S01E46
DS-46
S01E47
DS-47
S01E48
DS-48
7.1
S01E49
DS-49
S01E50
DS-50
S01E51
DS-51
S01E52
DS-52
S01E53
DS-53
S01E54
DS-54
S01E55
DS-55
6.4
S01E56
DS-56
6
S01E57
DS-57
6.7
S01E58
DS-58
6.3
S01E59
DS-59
6.6
S01E60
DS-60
7.2
S01E61
DS-61
7
S01E62
DS-62
6.2
S01E63
DS-63
6.3
S01E64
DS-64
7.2
S01E65
DS-65
S01E66
DS-66
S01E67
DS-67
S01E68
DS-68
S01E69
DS-69
6.1
S01E70
DS-70
S01E71
DS-71
6.7
S01E72
DS-72
6.1
S01E73
DS-73
6.3
S01E74
DS-74
6.4
S01E75
DS-75
6.2
S01E76
DS-76
S01E77
DS-77
S01E78
DS-78
S01E79
DS-79
S01E80
DS-80
S01E81
DS-81
S01E82
DS-82
5.9
S01E83
DS-83
6
S01E84
DS-84
6.7
S01E85
DS-85
7.1
S01E86
DS-86
6.7
S01E87
DS-87
S01E88
DS-88
S01E89
DS-89
6.4
S01E90
DS-90
6.5
S01E91
DS-91
6.1
S01E92
DS-92
6
S01E93
DS-93
6.8
S01E94
DS-94
6.9
S01E95
DS-95
6.6
S01E96
DS-96
6.9
S01E97
DS-97
5.9
S01E98
DS-98
7
S01E99
DS-99
7.1
S01E100
DS-100
7.3
S01E101
DS-101
S01E102
DS-102
S01E103
DS-103
S01E104
DS-104
S01E105
DS-105
S01E106
DS-106
S01E107
DS-107
S01E108
DS-108
6.6
S01E109
DS-111
10
S01E110
DS-112
S01E111
DS-113
S01E112
DS-114
8
S01E113
DS-115
S01E114
DS-116
S01E115
DS-117
7.8
S01E116
DS-118
8
S01E117
DS-119
7.8
S01E118
DS-120
8
S01E119
DS-121
7.7
S01E120
DS-122
8.2
S01E121
DS-123
S01E122
DS-124
8.5
S01E123
DS-125
7.8
S01E124
DS-126
7.8
Season 2 64
S02E01
DS-127
S02E02
DS-128
S02E03
DS-129
S02E04
DS-130
S02E05
DS-132
S02E06
DS-133
S02E07
DS-134
S02E08
DS-135
S02E09
DS-136
S02E10
DS-137
S02E11
DS-138
S02E12
DS-139
S02E13
DS-140
S02E14
DS-141
S02E15
DS-142
S02E16
DS-143
S02E17
DS-144
S02E18
DS-145
S02E19
DS-146
S02E20
DS-147
S02E21
DS-148
S02E22
DS-149
S02E23
DS-150
S02E24
DS-151
S02E25
DS-152
S02E26
DS-153
S02E27
DS-154
S02E28
DS-155
S02E29
DS-156
S02E30
DS-157
S02E31
DS-158
S02E32
DS-159
S02E33
DS-160
S02E34
DS-161
S02E35
DS-162
S02E36
DS-163
S02E37
DS-164
S02E38
DS-165
S02E39
DS-166
S02E40
DS-167
S02E41
DS-168
S02E42
DS-169
S02E43
DS-170
S02E44
DS-171
S02E45
DS-172
S02E46
DS-173
S02E47
DS-174
S02E48
DS-175
S02E49
DS-176
S02E50
DS-177
S02E51
DS-178
S02E52
DS-179
S02E53
DS-180
S02E54
DS-181
S02E55
DS-182
S02E56
DS-183
S02E57
DS-184
S02E58
DS-185
S02E59
DS-186
S02E60
DS-187
S02E61
DS-188
S02E62
DS-189
S02E63
DS-190
S02E64
DS-191
Season 3 83
S03E01
DS-192
S03E02
DS-193
S03E03
DS-194
S03E04
DS-195
S03E05
DS-196
S03E06
DS-197
S03E07
DS-198
S03E08
DS-199
S03E09
DS-200
S03E10
DS-201
S03E11
DS-202
S03E12
DS-203
S03E13
DS-204
S03E14
DS-205
S03E15
DS-206
S03E16
DS-207
S03E17
DS-208
S03E18
DS-209
S03E19
DS-210
S03E20
DS-211
S03E21
DS-212
S03E22
DS-213
S03E23
DS-214
S03E24
DS-215
S03E25
DS-216
S03E26
DS-217
S03E27
DS-218
S03E28
DS-219
S03E29
DS-220
S03E30
DS-221
S03E31
DS-222
S03E32
DS-223
S03E33
DS-224
S03E34
DS-225/226
S03E35
DS-227
S03E36
DS-228
S03E37
DS-229
S03E38
DS-230
S03E39
DS-231
S03E40
DS-232
S03E41
DS-233
S03E42
DS-234
S03E43
DS-235
S03E44
DS-236
S03E45
DS-237
S03E46
DS-238
S03E47
DS-239
S03E48
DS-240
S03E49
DS-241
S03E50
DS-242
S03E51
DS-243
S03E52
DS-244
S03E53
DS-245
S03E54
DS-246
S03E55
DS-247
S03E56
DS-248
S03E57
DS-249
S03E58
DS-250
S03E59
DS-251
S03E60
DS-252
S03E61
DS-253
S03E62
DS-254
S03E63
DS-255
S03E64
DS-256
S03E65
DS-257
S03E66
DS-258
S03E67
DS-259
S03E68
DS-260
S03E69
DS-261
S03E70
DS-262
S03E71
DS-263
S03E72
DS-264
S03E73
DS-265
S03E74
DS-266
S03E75
DS-267
S03E76
DS-268
S03E77
DS-269
S03E78
DS-270
S03E79
DS-271
S03E80
DS-272
S03E81
DS-273
S03E82
DS-274
S03E83
DS-275
Season 4 90
S04E01
DS-276
S04E02
DS-277
S04E03
DS-278
S04E04
DS-279
S04E05
DS-280
S04E06
DS-281
S04E07
DS-282
S04E08
DS-283
S04E09
DS-284
S04E10
DS-285
S04E11
DS-286
S04E12
DS-287
S04E13
DS-288
S04E14
DS-289
S04E15
DS-290
S04E16
DS-291
S04E17
DS-292
S04E18
DS-293
S04E19
DS-294
S04E20
DS-295
S04E21
DS-296
S04E22
DS-297
S04E23
DS-298
S04E24
DS-299
S04E25
DS-300
S04E26
DS-301
S04E27
DS-302
S04E28
DS-303
S04E29
DS-304
S04E30
DS-305
S04E31
DS-306
S04E32
DS-307
S04E33
DS-308
S04E34
DS-309
S04E35
DS-310
S04E36
DS-311
S04E37
DS-312
S04E38
DS-313
S04E39
DS-314
S04E40
DS-315
S04E41
DS-316
S04E42
DS-317
S04E43
DS-318
S04E44
DS-319
S04E45
DS-320
S04E46
DS-321
S04E47
DS-322
S04E48
DS-323
S04E49
DS-324
S04E50
DS-325
S04E51
DS-326
S04E52
DS-327
S04E53
DS-328
S04E54
DS-329
S04E55
DS-330
S04E56
DS-331
S04E57
DS-332
S04E58
DS-333
S04E59
DS-334
S04E60
DS-335
S04E61
DS-336
S04E62
DS-337
S04E63
DS-338
S04E64
DS-339
S04E65
DS-340
S04E66
DS-341
S04E67
DS-342
S04E68
DS-343
S04E69
DS-344
S04E70
DS-345
S04E71
DS-346
S04E72
DS-347
S04E73
DS-348
S04E74
DS-349
S04E75
DS-350
S04E76
DS-351
S04E77
DS-352
S04E78
DS-353
S04E79
DS-354
S04E80
DS-355
S04E81
DS-356
S04E82
DS-357
S04E83
DS-358
S04E84
DS-359
S04E85
DS-360
S04E86
DS-361
S04E87
DS-362
S04E88
DS-363