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EvenBob
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March 16th, 2019 at 10:12:28 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

Westworld is kind of pseudo-period Western.
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I meant on network TV, I don't consider
cable to be real TV. 6 episodes of a
show is not a 'season'.
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TigerWu
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March 16th, 2019 at 10:32:03 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I meant on network TV, I don't consider
cable to be real TV. 6 episodes of a
show is not a 'season'.



Okay, well if you want to move the goalposts, then here you go, hotshot. This should cover everything.

List of Westerns on Television
EvenBob
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March 16th, 2019 at 10:47:02 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

This should cover everything.



Looks like it's been 25 years since
a network had a Western. In the
late 50's into the 60's, they were
on every night. My grandpa and
great grandpa read paperback
Westerns all day in their rockers,
and watched them on B/W TV
in the evenings.

They grew up in the late 1800's
when the Old West was a huge
deal. It was like science fiction
is today, it was all made up BS.
In the opening of Gunsmoke
there's a fast gun duel. That
was a staple in Westerns. In
actuality, there is not a shred
of evidence that ever happened
even once. Most people were
shot in the back in saloons,
if they were shot at all.
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TigerWu
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March 16th, 2019 at 11:06:12 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Looks like it's been 25 years since
a network had a Western.



It's all just trends. Procedurals and reality shows have been the big thing for the last couple decades.
AZDuffman
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March 16th, 2019 at 11:41:09 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Looks like it's been 25 years since
a network had a Western. In the
late 50's into the 60's, they were
on every night. My grandpa and
great grandpa read paperback
Westerns all day in their rockers,
and watched them on B/W TV
in the evenings.



"Deadwood" was on a little over 15 years ago. It was more true to life than the older westerns.

Westerns were a thing then because it was less than 100 years before but seemed like 500 what with all the changes. Thew west was where the adventure was. But the whole era was really only 20 years or so, starting in the late 1860s. By the early 1890s the frontier was closed and the adventure gone.

Lots changed as the 1800s came to a close. Even in my research I see how much more precise things became around then, how much more organized. It was as if the USA moved from being a teenager to an adult.
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TigerWu
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March 16th, 2019 at 12:03:11 PM permalink
I just watched a trailer for a show coming to Cinemax called "Warrior" that takes place in San Francisco in the 1800's.

Old West stuff might be making a comeback!
EvenBob
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March 16th, 2019 at 12:21:00 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

"Deadwood" was on a little over 15 years ago. It was more true to life than the older westerns.



I was talking about network Westerns.
They're far too violent for TV now. And
expensive. Deadwood shut down mostly
because of the cost. And Milch was
bored with it.

Any time you work with horses on TV
now, the cost goes thru the roof. And
all the Western sets are long gone.
The interest just isn't there anymore.

Even Western movies are mostly gone.
Every Saturday we would go to the
double feature and one was always a
Western. 25 cents to get in and 25
cents for candy. The theater babysat
hundreds of unchaperoned kids for
4 hours. Imagine that today.
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April 25th, 2019 at 6:33:24 PM permalink


Remember when Bob had a regular spot on Saturday Night Live?
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April 26th, 2019 at 7:56:45 AM permalink
I picture Bob being about 80 pounds heavier and a lot less hair.
Living longer does not always infer +EV
MDawg
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April 26th, 2019 at 10:42:37 AM permalink
Wasn't so VERY long ago, but remember when you could just slide a credit card in a "Twicket" kiosk at the airport and get on a plane with no ID? Show up for the domestic flight twenty minutes before departure, get on just fine and your checked luggage would make it onboard too.

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