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View Poll Results: Which show is best??
Bonanza 5 20.00%
Gunsmoke 16 64.00%
Have Gun Will Travel 3 12.00%
None of The Above 1 4.00%
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:18 AM   #1
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Question Gunsmoke, Bonanza, or Have Gun Will Travel?

Which is your favorite??? It would have to be between Gunsmoke, and Bonanza for me. i hate Have Gun Will Travel. i'll have to think about it, and choose later. Please share your thoughts.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:44 AM   #2
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Out of the 3, I like Gunsmoke the best.
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Btw, this is a public poll. All my polls are, but i know some don't like that. Sorry for not mentioning previously.

i ended up going with Gunsmoke, although i love Bonanza as well. i like all the eps, including the ones with Carroll O'Connor.
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I voted for Bonanza. Although I also like Gunsmoke the fact that Bonanza is centered around a family and their relationships with each other as well as with others in their community really appeals to me and makes the stories they tell that much more compelling.
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I voted for Bonanza. Although I also like Gunsmoke the fact that Bonanza is centered around a family and their relationships with each other as well as with others in their community really appeals to me and makes the stories they tell that much more compelling.
Good point Marv. That's one of the reasons why i had so much trouble deciding, because the family thing is something i love about the show too.

Hoss is cool, but little Joe is my favorite character. Loved Michael Landon in everything, but probably most in Gunsmoke. Toss up between Gunsmoke, and LHOTP.

Encore Westerns is a great channel, and for those with Comcast, and probably Direct Tv too can catch all three shows there. One of the few things about tv that i actually miss.
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I voted for Gunsmoke, though I also like Bonanza, Maverick, The Wild Wild West, The Big Valley.

Been catching reruns of The Roy Rogers Show on RFDTV



I have the DVD set- Ultimate TV Westerns:

26 Men- Tristram Coffin - (2) episodes
The Adventures of Champion- Barry Curtis - (1) episode
The Adventures of Jim Bowie- Scott Forbes (6) episodes
The Adventures of Kit Carson- Bill Williams - (6) episodes
Annie Oakley- Gail Davis - (6) episodes
Bat Masterson- Gene Barry - (2) episodes
Bonanza Lorne- Greene - (10) 60 minute episodes
Buffalo Bill Jr.- Dickie Jones - (6) episodes
The Cisco Kid- Duncan Renaldo - (12) episodes
Cowboy G-Men- Russell Hayden - (5) episodes
Death Valley Days- Sterling Hayden - (3) episodes
The Deputy- Henry Fonda - (2) episodes - Frontier Doctor Rex Allen
(3) episodes
Fury- Peter Graves - (3) episodes
The Gabby Hayes Show- Gabby Hayes - (6) episodes
Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans- Lon Chaney Jr. - (3) episodes
Hudson s Bay- John Clark - (3) episodes
Judge Roy Bean- Edgar Buchanan - (6) episodes
The Life and Times of Wyatt Earp- Hugh O Brian - (1) episode
The Lone Range-r Clayton Moore - (15) episodes
Northwest Passage- Buddy Ebsen - (6) episodes
Pistols and Petticoats- Ann Sheridan - (3) episodes
The Range Rider- Jock Mahoney - (6) episodes
The Rifleman- Chuck Connors - (3) episodes
The Roy Rogers Show- Roy Rogers - (15) episodes
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon- Dick Simmons - (5) episodes
Shotgun Slade- Scott Brady - (2) episodes
Stories of the Century- Jim Davis - (6) episodes
Wagon Train- Denny Miller - (3) 60 minute episodes
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I voted for Gunsmoke, though I also like Bonanza, Maverick, The Wild Wild West, The Big Valley.

Been catching reruns of The Roy Rogers Show on RFDTV



I have the DVD set- Ultimate TV Westerns:

26 Men- Tristram Coffin - (2) episodes
The Adventures of Champion- Barry Curtis - (1) episode
The Adventures of Jim Bowie- Scott Forbes (6) episodes
The Adventures of Kit Carson- Bill Williams - (6) episodes
Annie Oakley- Gail Davis - (6) episodes
Bat Masterson- Gene Barry - (2) episodes
Bonanza Lorne- Greene - (10) 60 minute episodes
Buffalo Bill Jr.- Dickie Jones - (6) episodes
The Cisco Kid- Duncan Renaldo - (12) episodes
Cowboy G-Men- Russell Hayden - (5) episodes
Death Valley Days- Sterling Hayden - (3) episodes
The Deputy- Henry Fonda - (2) episodes - Frontier Doctor Rex Allen
(3) episodes
Fury- Peter Graves - (3) episodes
The Gabby Hayes Show- Gabby Hayes - (6) episodes
Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans- Lon Chaney Jr. - (3) episodes
Hudson s Bay- John Clark - (3) episodes
Judge Roy Bean- Edgar Buchanan - (6) episodes
The Life and Times of Wyatt Earp- Hugh O Brian - (1) episode
The Lone Range-r Clayton Moore - (15) episodes
Northwest Passage- Buddy Ebsen - (6) episodes
Pistols and Petticoats- Ann Sheridan - (3) episodes
The Range Rider- Jock Mahoney - (6) episodes
The Rifleman- Chuck Connors - (3) episodes
The Roy Rogers Show- Roy Rogers - (15) episodes
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon- Dick Simmons - (5) episodes
Shotgun Slade- Scott Brady - (2) episodes
Stories of the Century- Jim Davis - (6) episodes
Wagon Train- Denny Miller - (3) 60 minute episodes
That sounds like a great DVD set!
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That sounds like a great DVD set!
Especially for the lesser known shows included!

They have another 150 episode Western one called Western TV Classics, and you can get both sets combined(which I didn't realize when I ordered mine)

I also have Best Of TV Detectives-

Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu, The
Adventures of Ellery Queen, The
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Bulldog Drummond
Burke's Law
Cases of Eddie Drake, The
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Code 3
Colonel March of Scotland Yard
Court of Last Resort, The
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Dick Tracy
Dragnet(episodes from the 50's version)
Federal Men
Follow That Man
Front Page Detective
Gang Busters
I'm the Law
Lawless Years, The
Lock Up
Lone Wolf, The
Man Behind the Badge, The
Man with a Camera
Martin Kane, Private Eye
Miami Undercover
Michael Shayne
Mr. and Mrs. North
Public Defender, The
Racket Squad
Richard Diamond: Private Detective
Shadow, The
Sheriff of Cochise

And Classic SciFi TV-

Captain Fathom - 4 Episodes
Captain Z-Ro - 24 Episodes
Climax - 1 Episode
Destination Space - 1 Episode
Flash Gordon - 14 Episodes
G.E. Theatre - 2 Episodes
Here Comes Tobor - 1 Episode
Invisible Avenger - 1 Episode
Johnny Jupiter - 1 Episode
Lights Out - 4 Episodes
Mandrake, The Magician - 1 Episode
One Step Beyond - 16 Episodes
Operation ESP - 1 Episode
Phantom Empire - 12 Episodes
Radar Men From the Moon - 12 Episodes
Rocky Jones - 23 Episodes
The Shadow - 1 Episode
Space Angel - 9 Episodes
Stamp Day for Superman - 1 Episode
The Star & The Story - 1 Episode
Tales of Frankenstein - 1 Episode
Tales of Tomorrow - 6 Episodes
Thriller -1 Episode
Undersea Kingdom - 12 Episodes
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Especially for the lesser known shows included!

They have another 150 episode Western one called Western TV Classics, and you can get both sets combined(which I didn't realize when I ordered mine)

I also have Best Of TV Detectives-

Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu, The
Adventures of Ellery Queen, The
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Bulldog Drummond
Burke's Law
Cases of Eddie Drake, The
Checkmate
Code 3
Colonel March of Scotland Yard
Court of Last Resort, The
Decoy
Dick Tracy
Dragnet(episodes from the 50's version)
Federal Men
Follow That Man
Front Page Detective
Gang Busters
I'm the Law
Lawless Years, The
Lock Up
Lone Wolf, The
Man Behind the Badge, The
Man with a Camera
Martin Kane, Private Eye
Miami Undercover
Michael Shayne
Mr. and Mrs. North
Public Defender, The
Racket Squad
Richard Diamond: Private Detective
Shadow, The
Sheriff of Cochise

And Classic SciFi TV-

Captain Fathom - 4 Episodes
Captain Z-Ro - 24 Episodes
Climax - 1 Episode
Destination Space - 1 Episode
Flash Gordon - 14 Episodes
G.E. Theatre - 2 Episodes
Here Comes Tobor - 1 Episode
Invisible Avenger - 1 Episode
Johnny Jupiter - 1 Episode
Lights Out - 4 Episodes
Mandrake, The Magician - 1 Episode
One Step Beyond - 16 Episodes
Operation ESP - 1 Episode
Phantom Empire - 12 Episodes
Radar Men From the Moon - 12 Episodes
Rocky Jones - 23 Episodes
The Shadow - 1 Episode
Space Angel - 9 Episodes
Stamp Day for Superman - 1 Episode
The Star & The Story - 1 Episode
Tales of Frankenstein - 1 Episode
Tales of Tomorrow - 6 Episodes
Thriller -1 Episode
Undersea Kingdom - 12 Episodes
Thanks for the info!
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Thanks for the info!
Anytime!
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I voted for 'Gunsmoke' because I like the interactions between the main characters. 'Bonanza' is okay, but I always found 'Have Gun Will Travel' a little boring. I also like 'The Virginian', 'Maverick' and 'Wanted Dead or Alive'.
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I picked Have Gun Will Travel. I like the half hour westerns the best,especially where there is just one main character, The Rebel,The Loner,Tate,Wanted;dead or alive. There was more gunplay in them. The hour long westerns were too soap opera-ish for my tastes.
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Voted NONE because they're incomparable; ALL three are of the best ever.
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Which is your favorite??? It would have to be between Gunsmoke, and Bonanza for me. i hate Have Gun Will Travel. i'll have to think about it, and choose later. Please share your thoughts.
Between those three shows,Gunsmoke is my favorite,but only the black and white episodes,and the first couple of seasons of the color episodes.And for anyone who has never seen the black and white episodes--you've never really seen Gunsmoke,or at least Gunsmoke at it's best.
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I also like 'The Virginian',
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