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  1. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Have Gun. Will Travel, Maverick, Wagon Train, Bonanza.
     


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  2. Dannydet

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  3. olbriar

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    Big Valley, Gunsmoke, High Chaparral, Branded, Lawman, Bat Masterson, The Rifleman, Death Valley Days, and The Rebel just to name a few more. Hopalong Cassidy and The Lone Ranger were big favs but likely before your time. Lots of shooting but zero blood. :) I grew up on westerns and I know we are missing some from the list. Just thought of one... Sugarfoot.. and another... Cheyenne.. how could I forget Cheyenne. My mother thought Clint Walker was HOT. :)

    Rawhide
    Wyatt Earp

    They keep creeping back into my mind :)

    Laramie
     
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  4. rootabaga

    rootabaga Android Expert

    A bit before my time, I discovered “Wanted: Dead or Alive” a few years back and ended up buying the series on DVD.

    When I was growing up there were just a handful of channels and most of the options were either cop shows (Dragnet, Adam-12, etc) or westerns. Big Valley, Bonanza, High Chapparal, The Virginian, (later, Alias: Smith and Jones) were just a few. Plus all the others listed above.

    Perhaps it’s because of that early influence, but I’ve always enjoyed a good western, whether small screen or big. “Silverado” is one of my favorite movies and is a great western tale.

    Thanks for the thread and the memories.
     
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  5. olbriar

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    I'm still a sucker to rewatch a western genre movie. Trying to think of a favorite is difficult.
    Jeremiah Johnson and Little Big Man come to mind for more recent entries though they are old flicks now. :) The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are on my list of entertaining westerns. Unforgiven was good too.

    I also like the old B&W westerns. Way too many to put in a list of preference. Most of them are far from a true reflection of our pioneer history but I find them entertaining.
     
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    what about Deadwood....something more recent.....that show was badass!!!
     
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  7. lunatic59

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    Hang 'em High, High Plains Drifter, A Fistful of Dollars, For a few Dollars More, The Magnificent Seven, Rio Bravo, True Grit, Outlaw Josey Wales, Silverado, Django Unchained ...

    But probably the greatest western ever made has to be Blazing Saddles. ;)
     
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  8. MoodyBlues

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    As a kid, I loved Westerns! But only certain ones. For most of them, I saw them in reruns. Maverick--especially during the Bret years--is my hands-down favorite Western. One episode in particular, "Shady Deal at Sunny Acres," is my absolute favorite. Its premise is brilliant! Bret was by far my favorite; I liked Bret and Bart episodes, too, but once James Garner left it just wasn't the same.

    I remember loving Wagon Train, but now really don't remember much about it.

    My husband, who is older than me and watched all these shows in real time, introduced me to Have Gun, Will Travel and The Lone Ranger. Great shows.

    EDIT: Boy, did I get my thoughts confused! :eek: I WAS a fan of Rawhide, but NOT Bonanza--which is what this is about: though I don't know why, as I like all the actors. :thinking:

    Some others I liked: The Rifleman, Alias Smith and Jones, Branded.

    Today, I only watch Maverick once in a blue moon--if it's a Bret episode. :)
     
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  9. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Wild Wild West
     
  10. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    really? you are talking about the Wil Smith movie? if so, then ok.....i guess. i thought it was pretty horrible. i remember Kevin Smith telling a story about his encounter with the producer of the WWW movie. except the producer came to Smith for making a Superman movie. the producer wanted him to include superman fighting a giant spider. the Superman movie was never made, but the spider ended up in WWW..


    the punchline for WWW is at the end of the second youtube video.
     
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  11. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I was talking about the 1965(something) TV show that movie was based on. :) Although I did actually like the Will Smith movie, even had it on DVD, and did see it in the cinema in 1999. And I do like anything steampunk. :D
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058855/
     
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  12. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Yes! James West and Artemus Gordon! How could I leave that out?! :eek:
     
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  13. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Now that was always the thing that bothered me with "The A Team": in a typical episode about a thousand rounds would be fired, there would be a couple of explosions, usually a vehicle would be flipped over, and nobody suffered anything worse than some torn clothes and dishevelled hair. Even as a kid I felt this was a deeply irresponsible message to be sending out each week.
     
  14. olbriar

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    I'm guessing that there was censorship in place in the fifties and sixties to protect our innocent eyes. I am with you on that it gives a way false impression of violence. Even fist fights would last far beyond anyone walking away and yet someone always jumped on his horse and was ready to fight another day. A good fight even looked fun to me as a kid. It didn't take long before I realized that even the winner payed a heavy price in real life. Realistic depictions... not even close. Even the story lines were a far stretch on a person's imagination. :)
     
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  16. joe71

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    That's how I felt about seeing star wars after the second time, and the empire strikes back the first time, both movies drop serious hints that stuff occurred before the movies i wasn't even ten when star wars came out
     
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