TV's greatest westerns?

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  1. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    The article lists this particular authors' 10 greatest western tv shows. Even though it's not in his top 10, the author refers to Justified as a western. I don't see it. I don't think McCloud was a western either. I'm currently TiVoing Have Gun Will Travel. I can never find The Wild, Wild West when I look for it. I also thought Maverick and The Riflemen could have made the list.

    http://www.salon.com/2012/01/17/tvs_greatest_westerns/
     
  2. omnibus

    omnibus cowboy, yee-ha

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    Shouldn't they have included Bonanza, after all it was on almost as long as Gunsmoke.
     
  3. DeDondeEs

    DeDondeEs Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Ugh, I hate those slideshow top ten lists on Salon....

    I never really thought of Firefly as a western. And what, no Dr Quinn Medicine Woman?
     
  4. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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  5. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    The list should contain one show only and that show is Deadwood. Some of the other ones were entertaining but don't age well; some don't belong; some weren't even good at the time, IMO.
     
  6. HomieG

    HomieG Nowhere Man...

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    :up: :up: :up: But was it really a western?
     
  7. Langree

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    I consider Justified a Western, modern day, but Western nontheless. The way the characters are written, actions and attitudes all fit.

    McCleod only on the premise that he was a country sheriff moved to the city. A but thin.

    Firefly was always pegged as a Western in space.

    re:Bonanza, this was a list of the author's favorites, so I'd guess he didn't like it.
     
  8. zalusky

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    Wasn't Star Trek always considered a western in space?
     
  9. mrdbdigital

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    He was a marshall, not a sheriff. :)
     
  10. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    "Wagon Train to the Stars" is how it was reportedly pitched.
     
  11. allan

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    *listens for stolen thunder*

    :)
     
  12. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

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    Star Trek or Firefly, which had more of a "western" feel?
     
  13. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    True but the original Star Trek was marketed and presented during the high point of many of the westerns listed so they had to react to that competition.

    Firefly had a different kind of peer pressure.
     
  14. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    Original Star Trek was pitched as "Wagon Train to the Stars" in part because Gene Roddenberry's biggest success on TV to that point had been "Wagon Train."

    Salon doing a listicle on greatest TV westerns? Really? What's next? A Vanity Fair listicle on greatest sci-fi movies?
     
  15. fmowry

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    Then wasn't Dallas a western? I remember cowboy hats and Texas.
     
  16. Wil

    Wil Unknown Member

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    Wow.
     
  17. DeDondeEs

    DeDondeEs Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    What about Little House on the Prairie?
     
  18. DavidJL

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    Strange as that may seem, I'm impressed with the results. Before looking at the list I was ready to post Firefly as an often overlooked addition. With only 10 shows listed they had to leave some good shows off. But with only 14 total episodes Firefly had more than enough great Western and Sci-Fi scenes to qualify for my top 5 list in both categories.
     
  19. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    Sherman...
    No Indians.
     
  20. lambertman

    lambertman Incrediburgible

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    Indianapolis...
    It's on Me-TV Saturday afternoons.
     

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