Which TV Western Was The Best?


missile
#1
Nick Adams as The Rebel, Richard Boone as Paladin,"Have Gun,Will Travel",The Rifleman with Chuck Connors,Henry Fonda in The Deputy,Wagon Train,where Clint Eastwood first became known..all good series. Or, do you prefer the lighter ones, like Bonanza?
 
L Gilbert
#2
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Maverick
 
NorthernSun
#3
Obviously the Lone Ranger. Hi Ho Silver!!!
 
missile
#4
I am ashamed to have forgotten about Steve McQueen & Wanted..Dead Or Alive[bounty hunter Josh Randall]
 
Cannuck
#5
I remember running as fast as I could to get home from school so I could watch the Rifleman over lunch. Haven't seen it in years so it might actually be a horrible show...but to a 7 or 8 year old, Chuck was as cool as they come.
 
#juan
#6
I would have to say "Gunsmoke" with Mr Dillon and Chester and Kitty was the best of that lot.
 
mit
#7
F Troop - remember The Heckowee Indians - They got their name from getting lost - When questioned who they are they replied - Where the Heck Are We???
 
talloola
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by missile View Post

Nick Adams as The Rebel, Richard Boone as Paladin,"Have Gun,Will Travel",The Rifleman with Chuck Connors,Henry Fonda in The Deputy,Wagon Train,where Clint Eastwood first became known..all good series. Or, do you prefer the lighter ones, like Bonanza?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe 'Rawhide' was clint eastwood's first
tv western. It is a good series, even today, as they ran it through on
sattelite recently, and I watched all of them.
 
#juan
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by mit View Post

F Troop - remember The Heckowee Indians - They got their name from getting lost - When questioned who they are they replied - Where the Heck Are We???

Are they related to the lost fugawee tribe who's plaintiff cry could be heard before they became extinct: "Where the fugaawee?
 
JLM
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by missile View Post

Nick Adams as The Rebel, Richard Boone as Paladin,"Have Gun,Will Travel",The Rifleman with Chuck Connors,Henry Fonda in The Deputy,Wagon Train,where Clint Eastwood first became known..all good series. Or, do you prefer the lighter ones, like Bonanza?

There were a lot of them, but Big Country and Ice Palace were a couple of the best.
 
JLM
#11
Scratch that I missed the "T.V." part.
 
talloola
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by #juan View Post

I would have to say "Gunsmoke" with Mr Dillon and Chester and Kitty was the best of that lot.

I loved Gunsmoke, and watched them 'ove'r again recently on sattelite.
Loved Bonanza too. Have gun will travel, bat masterson, nick adams series too,
The guy who played chester has been in many many old westerns, and he is a
singer, with a beautiful voice. Sang with the sons of the pioneers in 'Rio Grande', which I have, and just watched again, also was in the Searchers, with
John Wayne, and he sang a few lines.
The Rifleman was one of my favourites.

I tried watching the new one called 'Deadwood', but all the swearing just didn't
fit in to the idea of westerns, got bored with it for that reason.
I'm sure there was lots of swearing in real life in the old west, but it wasn't
added to the movies and tv series, so it seems like an afterthought, and 'phony'.
 
missile
#13
I bought Season ! and 2 of Deadwood, but lost all interest in it after the Wild Bill character met his death,a very sordid attempt at modernizing the old western genre. A better buy is the Ultimate TV Westerns from Millcreek,12DVDs of episodes from Rifleman,Bonanza,Roy Rogers,Range Rider,Cisco Kid,Bat Masterson, Annie Oakley,The Deputy,Wagon Train,etc: 150 episodes from 29 series and costing under 30 dollars
 
darkbeaver
#14
This is why we were warned about TV kiddies. Way back in the day when all these unfortunates had this embedding done and they continue respond to brand names perfectly spurring an urge to visit distant shores with minimal triggering. How much crap can thier old hard drives hold anyway Mr Dillion? I don't know Festus I goin to stand back though.
 
darkbeaver
#15
I think that was a dumb thing to say not the right context at all, sorry
 
VanIsle
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by talloola View Post

I loved Gunsmoke, and watched them 'ove'r again recently on sattelite.
Loved Bonanza too. Have gun will travel, bat masterson, nick adams series too,
The guy who played chester has been in many many old westerns, and he is a
singer, with a beautiful voice. Sang with the sons of the pioneers in 'Rio Grande', which I have, and just watched again, also was in the Searchers, with
John Wayne, and he sang a few lines.
The Rifleman was one of my favourites.

I tried watching the new one called 'Deadwood', but all the swearing just didn't
fit in to the idea of westerns, got bored with it for that reason.
I'm sure there was lots of swearing in real life in the old west, but it wasn't
added to the movies and tv series, so it seems like an afterthought, and 'phony'.

I don't like modern day westerns. I did love to watch Gunsmoke and Bonanza. I only saw a few episodes of The Rifleman but I liked it too. There is the odd movie where some swearing is applicable but for the most part, if I start to watch a movie and it's loaded with foul language I go do something else. These days they seem to be so intent on adding in foul language that they lose track of what might have been a good movie. Actors are not the same anymore either and it's hard to choose anyone who is really good at their job.
 
talloola
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by Islandpacific View Post

I don't like modern day westerns. I did love to watch Gunsmoke and Bonanza. I only saw a few episodes of The Rifleman but I liked it too. There is the odd movie where some swearing is applicable but for the most part, if I start to watch a movie and it's loaded with foul language I go do something else. These days they seem to be so intent on adding in foul language that they lose track of what might have been a good movie. Actors are not the same anymore either and it's hard to choose anyone who is really good at their job.

Yes, I agree, I get very tired of the swearing and overkill of sex and violence,
not sure why they feel they have to resort to that low level for entertainment,
maybe because they cater to the young people, who haven't yet gotton over
the 'fad' of being impressed with overdoses of swearing, violence and sex, (in
a form that doesn't really resemble life).
 
JLM
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by Islandpacific View Post

I don't like modern day westerns. I did love to watch Gunsmoke and Bonanza. I only saw a few episodes of The Rifleman but I liked it too. There is the odd movie where some swearing is applicable but for the most part, if I start to watch a movie and it's loaded with foul language I go do something else. These days they seem to be so intent on adding in foul language that they lose track of what might have been a good movie. Actors are not the same anymore either and it's hard to choose anyone who is really good at their job.

And then there was "Little House on the Prairie"- Mrs. Olsen and "Half Pint" were the stars of that show- Nellie too as detestable as she was.
 
gopher
#19
''Have Gun Will Travel" none better. None!
 
talloola
#20
And, what was the one starring Steve McQueen. Very good.
 
gopher
#21
WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE

Another Hollywood gem!
 
talloola
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE

Another Hollywood gem!

That's it, I really enjoyed that series, watched all of them.
 
china
#23
how about Laredo.
 
Diarygirl
#24
Rawhide was one of the good westerns. I love all of the mentioned too. Grew up with the old western movies as well.
 
Risus
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by talloola View Post

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe 'Rawhide' was clint eastwood's first
tv western. It is a good series, even today, as they ran it through on
sattelite recently, and I watched all of them.

You are correct.
 

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