If you’re like me, you love to watch historical shows and movies, but really crave anything with a western flair. There have too little of them lately, too few and far between. My latest fan crush is OUTLANDER (Scottish–not western but wonderful) and my biggest gripe is that there were only 7 made for Showtime and the next full season doesn’t start until April 2015! That’s a long time for an avid fan!
Here’s a list of IMDb’s (Internet Movie Database) Highest Rated Western Television Shows. I think you’d be surprised with some of them.
1. Deadwood 2004
2. The Adventures of Brisco County 1993
3. Trigun 1998 Animated
4. Have Gun Will Travel 1957
5. Saber Rider and The Star Sheriffs 1987 Animated
6. Hell on Wheels 2011
7. Zorro 1957
8. The Rifleman 1958
9. Maverick 1959
10. The Wild Wild West 1965
11. Rawhide 1959
12. Longmire 2012
13. Gunsmoke 1955
14. The Big Valley 1965
15. King Fu 1972
I was surprised Bonanza wasn’t in the top 15. It came in at #17, while Little House of the Prairie was #19 and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, was 20th. Looks like westerns rocked the television screens in the 1950’s. Now, occasionally a good western will come our way, but not often enough if you ask me.
Is your favorite on this list? What are your top 5 westerns, movies or television series?
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