I'm a huge fan of 'Gunsmoke'. It's not only my all-time favorite t.v. Western, it's also one of my favorite overall t.v. programs in any genre.
It was the first Western I ever really gave the time of day and thought had great character-profiles and story lines along with lots of action.
Are you a fan of 'Gunsmoke' or any other classic Western?
I've been a fan of this old Western for many years. The stories were always well written and the actors and action so real. The good guy's always won and a healthy respect for law and order. The character of Chester was my favorite.
Thanks for commenting, Fiddleman. I agree that "the stories were always well written and the action and actors so real." The upstanding characters were realistically upstanding: of course the Marshal, Miss Kitty and Festus and Doc and all of those...they were respectable, law-abiding citizens who did their part to uphold justice. They all held "a healthy respect for law and order."
What I don't agree with in your comment is that "the good guys always won". That wasn't always the case. Which is another reason I really appreciate 'Gunsmoke'. It's more realistic when the good guy doesn't win in every episode, just as the good guy doesn't always win in real life.
My favorite characters are Matt Dillon and Festus.
In the b&w TV days, Gunsmoke was the coolest thing on the air. I suppose that's why NBC news says it is the longest running drama ever on television.
It all seems pretty campy now compared to modern shows. Matt Dillon couldn't lie or swear or boink Ms. Kitty. It was very well done and a great show in it's day. Loved Chester.
To be honest, never watched the original show much. Westerns aren't really up my alley.
Thanks for commenting, Matt in Jax. There was a time when Westerns weren't my thing, either. I happened to watch 'Gunsmoke' one day, many years back, before we had all the channels we have nowadays and there wasn't anything else worthwhile on t.v. I didn't like Westerns at all at the time. But the other viewing options weren't any better. So I watched the program and have been a fan of it and the Western genre ever since.
by Linda Forshaw6 years ago
I recently read a hub about ouija boards. I would have liked to comment on the hub only it seemed I couldn't because I wasn't a fan of the author. I don't intend to become a fan - not being exceptionally...
by Sabrina Yuquan Chen (陈玉泉)5 years ago
There are two newly discovered hubbers who have only posted raw translations by using online translating tool, what they did was merely copy and paste the results without doing any further modifications. From the...
by Jonathan Janco5 years ago
Even though its a dead genre . . . been watching a few lately and I've decided my favorite western is Peckinpaugh's The Wild Bunch.Anyone else have a favorite?
by Patty Inglish6 years ago
Every Friday we volunteers publish a Hub with 1) a fun theme and 2) articles by 18 newer Hubbers for you to read and choose for a vote. ANYONE can vote, not just HubPages members. The 18 articles are...
by Funbi Adeleke3 years ago
why is it that my hubs get views but no comment? I have written five hubs with an average hub score of about 69 but have just 1 comment. what do i do?
by Julie-Ann Amos7 years ago
I just wondered if anyone had had one and could let me know what i may be in for?When for an MRI on my left knee today and they wanted to both XRay and MRI BOTH of them and yes, they want to operate on both. ...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.