The Beverly Hillbillies is known as the first ever “fish-out-of-water” television series, first airing in 1962 and running for 9 seasons, culminating in the series finale in 1971. The story follows Jed Clampett and his extended family, their beginnings as impoverished mountaineers turning from rags to riches as they discover an immense amount of oil on their property, which prompts them to move into a mansion in Beverly Hills, next door to their new banker. The family often finds themselves at odds with the “city folk”, who often find their backwoods ways appalling.
Available on Hulu
Time Commitment: 2 Seasons