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Old 06-17-2021, 07:55 AM   #1
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Default Best TV Westerns of all time

In your opinion what was the best western tv series, or mini series?

For me, mini series is Lonesome Dove.

Series, maybe Gunsmoke.

There’s so many of them. What are your favorites?

Here’s a few, I’m sure there’s many more.

Gunsmoke
Bonanza
The Rifleman
Rawhide
Big Valley
Lone Ranger
Longmire
Maverick
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Old 06-17-2021, 07:59 AM   #2
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Agree with Lonesome Dove for the mini-series. Amazing.

As for tv series…..

I loved the Lone Ranger and Rifleman as a kid.

Not really a western, but I loved the series Daniel Boone with Fess Parker as well.


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Other than Lonesome dove, it would be Gun Smoke.


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Watching Rawhide as I type.
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Old 06-17-2021, 08:18 AM   #6
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Lonesome dove for sure.

Anything with John Wayne.
-True grit
-El Dorado
-Red River
-Big Jake
-Sons of Katie Elder
-McClintock
And of course, The Searchers

Tombstone

Unforgiven

If any of these are on tv, it’s an instant watch or record if I’m too busy. My grandfather had almost every John Wayne on VHS and we wore those things out over the years when the weather was too bad to build fence or work around the farm.

Funny to see this thread bc I saw another one that was titled movies that choke you up. Wouldn’t say that The Shootist chokes me up, however, I will say that it’s by far my least favorite John Wayne movie. No one wants to see the hero die, and sadly, cancer took its toll on him in real life.


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Lonesome dove for sure.

Anything with John Wayne.
-True grit
-El Dorado
-Red River
-Big Jake
-Sons of Katie Elder
-McClintock
And of course, The Searchers

Tombstone

Unforgiven

If any of these are on tv, it’s an instant watch or record if I’m too busy. My grandfather had almost every John Wayne on VHS and we wore those things out over the years when the weather was too bad to build fence or work around the farm.

Funny to see this thread bc I saw another one that was titled movies that choke you up. Wouldn’t say that The Shootist chokes me up, however, I will say that it’s by far my least favorite John Wayne movie. No one wants to see the hero die, and sadly, cancer took its toll on him in real life.


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Ok then, if we're naming Movies, I'm back in .

Good, Bad, Ugly is NO.1.
Nothing close imo.
LD NO.2
Tombstone, Unforgiven, A few dollars more and few others drag up at 3rd in no particular order.
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Old 06-17-2021, 08:23 AM   #8
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Ok then, if we're naming Movies, I'm back in .

Good, Bad, Ugly is NO.1.
Nothing close imo.
LD NO.2
Tombstone, Unforgiven, A few dollars more and few others drag up at 3rd in no particular order.

Hard for me to pick a number one. I enjoy each movie for certain reasons. And that’s what’s awesome about them. Each movie is different with great story plots. But actor, John Wayne for sure. He was iconic and one of a kind.


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It didn’t take long for this thread about TV shows to get derailed
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TV shows guy's!!!!!!!!!!


Gunsmoke
Bonanza
Death Valley Days
Lone Ranger
Wanted Dead Or Alive
Iron Horse
Rawhide
Cisco Kid
Rifleman
Have Gun Will Travel
Roy Rodgers
F Troop
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Old 06-17-2021, 08:42 AM   #11
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have to add

Cheyenne
Laramie
Death Valley Days
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Old 06-17-2021, 08:45 AM   #12
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It didn’t take long for this thread about TV shows to get derailed

My favorite western Broadway musicals are.....


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My favorite western pantomime street creations are....


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Old 06-17-2021, 08:47 AM   #14
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in addition to everything above

Appaloosa
3:10 to Yuma

Lonesome Dove, Gunsmoke, Rawhide
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Old 06-17-2021, 08:50 AM   #15
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Gunsmoke was TV's longest running western and Bonanza was NBC's longest running western series. I enjoyed Bonanza. However, number 2 most watched was The Virginian.

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Old 06-17-2021, 08:52 AM   #16
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don't forget Little House on the Prarie... That took place in the west... Right? lol
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Old 06-17-2021, 09:08 AM   #17
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don't forget Little House on the Prarie... That took place in the west... Right? lol


I guess that counts.
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I have always enjoyed Laramie and the Virginian.
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Old 06-17-2021, 09:21 AM   #19
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I guess that counts.
In all seriousness though, Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, Bonanza and Rawhide were what me and my brother would watch every Saturday morning.

And pre 1980ish, if you didn't take a Daisy Red Ryder and act out the Rifleman's shooting style, did you even have an honest childhood???
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Old 06-17-2021, 09:28 AM   #20
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Gunsmoke
Bonanza
Death Valley Days
Lone Ranger
Wanted Dead Or Alive
Iron Horse
Rawhide
Cisco Kid
Rifleman
Have Gun Will Travel
Roy Rodgers
F Troop
The Virginian
Wagon Train
Laramie
Laredo
Daniel Boone (I consider a western)
The High Chapperal

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Old 06-17-2021, 09:30 AM   #21
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"Wild Wild West" Robert Conrad!
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Old 06-17-2021, 09:32 AM   #22
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Wanted Dead or Alive gets my vote.
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What was the one that was part sci fi. The secondary character was always in disguise.

I see it above. Wild Wild West.
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Old 06-17-2021, 09:35 AM   #24
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I forgot Sugarfoot.
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Old 06-17-2021, 09:36 AM   #25
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Gunsmoke
Bonanza
Brisco county jr

Mini series would be ,lonesome dove, hands down no contest and will never be topped.
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Old 06-17-2021, 09:52 AM   #26
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Branded...... Starring Chuck Conners. There’s were 48 episodes.
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Old 06-17-2021, 09:53 AM   #27
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Wanted Dead or Alive
Tales of Wells Fargo
High Chaparral
and to go WAY back, Hopalong Cassidy
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Old 06-17-2021, 10:16 AM   #28
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I will have to look for that one. Never saw it.
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Old 06-17-2021, 10:20 AM   #29
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The Rifleman was my favorite. I have been binge watching lately on Vudu. My 9 year old son loves it.
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I will have to look for that one. Never saw it.
Branded was another good one I forgot about.
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Old 06-17-2021, 10:59 AM   #31
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Was Kung Fu a western?
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Old 06-17-2021, 11:08 AM   #32
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Broke Back Mountain gotta be right up there at the top!
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Old 06-17-2021, 11:14 AM   #33
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Cant believe nobody said Alias Smith and Jones yet.

Really liked it.

High Chaparral
Gunsmoke
Bonanza
Big Valley
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Rawhide
Rifleman
Johnny Yuma
Paledon
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Old 06-17-2021, 11:22 AM   #35
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TB series:
The Big Valley
Gunsmoke
The Rifleman

Mini series:
Lonesome Dove
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I would say yes. If we're including Little House On The Prairie we gonna have to include Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.
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Old 06-17-2021, 11:30 AM   #37
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Deadwood


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Rifleman
High Chaparral


and then the Lonesome Dove for all time best
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I would say yes. If we're including Little House On The Prairie we gonna have to include Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.
growing up in a house with one tv for many years I will admit to seeing almost all of the Dr. Quinn series! western greatness!
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what about "Hey Dude" that used to come on Nickelodeon... They rode horses on a ranch #western
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growing up in a house with one tv for many years I will admit to seeing almost all of the Dr. Quinn series! western greatness!
It was my wife's favorite show back then.
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Uh...………………………….NO.
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The Modern Family dude ranch episode was pretty good. With Gloria on the horse.
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Tales of Wells Fargo is my newest tv western that I am watching. My mom has been living with us since my dad passed.. she is always watching it when I get home from work.

We watch Laramie and the Virginian as well.

As a kid....Rin Tin Tin and the Lone Ranger.

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The Rifleman was the only one of the older ones I really watched.
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Hell on Wheels is pretty entertaining. Cannot forget the outlaw Josey Wales.
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Old 06-17-2021, 01:09 PM   #47
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TV shows guy's!!!!!!!!!!


Gunsmoke
Bonanza
Death Valley Days
Lone Ranger
Wanted Dead Or Alive
Iron Horse
Rawhide
Cisco Kid
Rifleman
Have Gun Will Travel
Roy Rodgers
F Troop

This is the list !!! Still remember the 20 Mule Team Borax commercials

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The Rifleman was the only one of the older ones I really watched.
But you was getting the reruns.
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People can't read.

Mini series by far LD

My favorite TV show has always been Rifleman and my second favorite was Paladin, have gun will travel.
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Hell on Wheels is pretty entertaining. Cannot forget the outlaw Josey Wales.


Yep. I think that Josey Wales tv show came on every Saturday night for two seasons.

Good stuff.
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