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by ellen
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Season 5
Topic: Episode 166 - THE PRESSURE GAME
Replies: 16
Views: 5354

Re: Episode 166 - THE PRESSURE GAME

I think part of the "Laura" problem was the episodes were all written by different writers. (Even Laura's house changed.) For a 4-episode arc, you would think they would make an effort to write her character more consistently. The writers / directors: The Waiting Game - Ed Adamson / Richard Sarafian...
by ellen
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Season 14
Topic: Episode 416 - FOREVER
Replies: 47
Views: 17274

Re: Episode 416 - FOREVER

Those are my thoughts. Anybody agree? Anybody hate me? I don't agree, but I don't hate you either. I didn't watch Bonanza when it originally aired, so my reaction to the episode is different than someone who watched it when it originally aired. But I do think they could have had a happy ending. Rat...
by ellen
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Season 6
Topic: Episode 199 - THE RETURN
Replies: 3
Views: 3872

Re: Episode 199 - THE RETURN

Was that actually Lorne Greene kicking in the barn door to that explosive fire? His son said he was fearless, but did Paramount really let a major star risk his life like this??? It looks like him. He wasn't really close to the flame, but if he had tripped... there is a slight delay from when he ta...
by ellen
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: There Were Other Westerns?
Topic: The Big Valley ~ 1965-1969
Replies: 16
Views: 377

Re: The Big Valley ~ 1965-1969

I think the introduction of Heath's character was a good way to kick off the series. But as time went on, he became just "one of the sons", even calling Victoria "Mother". I think the producers decided it wasn't a good idea to emphasize that aspect of his character.
by ellen
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Season 2
Topic: Episode 65 - ELIZABETH, MY LOVE
Replies: 5
Views: 5336

Re: Episode 65 - ELIZABETH, MY LOVE

I just listened to the DVD episode commentary by the writer, Anthony Lawrence. It was really interesting. A couple items of note: - If you've ever wanted to see Alex Sharpe, the stunt man who wrote 7 Bonanza episodes including "Ponderosa Matador" and "The Hayburner", he plays the bodyguard of Mandib...
by ellen
Tue May 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Season 1
Topic: Episode 18 - A HOUSE DIVIDED
Replies: 17
Views: 7753

Re: Episode 18 - A HOUSE DIVIDED

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Season 1 - "A House Divided"
(IMO this is supposed to be a drawing or painting, not a photo)


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Season 4 - "The First Born"


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Season 4 - "Marie, My Love"


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Bonus: Season 2, "Sam Hill" (Same picture as "First Born")
by ellen
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Season 3
Topic: Episode 71 - THE BURMA RARITY
Replies: 15
Views: 8160

Re: Episode 71 - THE BURMA RARITY

I don't think Clementine infuriates Ben; I think he scares her to death! :laughing She's an aggressive female, and none of the Cartwrights seem to know how to handle that. I've always thought that Ben/Clementine would be an interesting pairing. Imagine Clementine in the ranch house, putting her spec...
by ellen
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Season 5
Topic: Episode 139 - THE TOY SOLDIER
Replies: 9
Views: 5243

Re: Episode 139 - THE TOY SOLDIER

...Also, the Indian who throws his lance and kills McDermott's right hand man, has committed murder and no one seems to care. The man was just standing there and the Indian (Esther's brother) slaughters him. Where are the Cartwright standards--or anyone's standards? You tell the man to drop his wea...
by ellen
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Season 4
Topic: Episode 122 - THE ACTRESS
Replies: 20
Views: 5711

Re: Episode 122 - THE ACTRESS

PJudith wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:02 am
In the case of the actress Julia, the stumbling block was not her age, it was her ambition. She was not about to settle down on the Ponderosa and be content with being a rancher's wife.
I absolutely agree with this. Julia wanted to be a STAR. She didn't really care about anything else.
by ellen
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Season 4
Topic: Episode 121 - THE HAYBURNER
Replies: 53
Views: 20234

Re: Episode 121 - THE HAYBURNER

PJudith wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Adam says that their Thoroughbred was not as "thorough" as he thought. I bet with a much smaller rider, that horse would've beaten Blackie. But I suspect it wasn't just a race between horses. Adam himself was trying to beat his bratty little brother. :grin
There ya go. :grin

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