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by PlatoofthePonderosa
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Season 6
Topic: Episode 187 - THE FLANNEL-MOUTH GUN
Replies: 23
Views: 5949

Re: Episode 187 - THE FLANNEL-MOUTH GUN

The concept for this idea was good. More historical and less far-fetched than some. I like seeing more neighbors, more ranchers, more local color. But the execution left things to be desired. Adam strikes me as tired and depressed. Throughout the first six seasons of Bonanza there's healthy, happy A...
by PlatoofthePonderosa
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Season 5
Topic: Episode 148 - THE LILA CONRAD STORY
Replies: 16
Views: 5772

Re: Episode 148 - THE LILA CONRAD STORY

I do love all the little brotherly moments in this. The main plot makes me uncomfortable; the judge hiding his lust under the guise of moral fervor is disgusting. Sarah is rather naively adoring of her husband, but she has a beautiful soul and really loves him for what noble qualities he has. She wa...
by PlatoofthePonderosa
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Season 1
Topic: Episode 22 - BLOOD ON THE LAND
Replies: 15
Views: 4947

Re: Episode 22 - BLOOD ON THE LAND

I like to imagine that this episode took place a few years earlier than most. It's got a more typical Western "range war" feel. There's a sense in the earliest episodes that all the Cartwrights (but Ben especially) are obsessively protective of their land. Ben is harsh in this one—uncharacteristical...
by PlatoofthePonderosa
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Season 3
Topic: Episode 77 - DAY OF THE DRAGON
Replies: 11
Views: 4127

Re: Episode 77 - DAY OF THE DRAGON

Wow, she's beautiful! I think Asians tend to age well; my Chinese grandmother used to be mistaken for my dad's sister all the time because she didn't look old enough to be his mom. Su Ling is a sweetheart. She was one of the few guests I was truly sorry to see leave the Ponderosa. And she was one of...
by PlatoofthePonderosa
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Season 6
Topic: Episode 189 - THE SEARCH
Replies: 14
Views: 5321

Re: Episode 189 - THE SEARCH

I tend to think of this as one of the better episodes because the actors pull off the connection between Adam and Ann is so subtly and convincingly. However, some of the writing is really awkward. That poor sheriff at the beginning, spouting off expository dialogue at every turn! The actor might hav...
by PlatoofthePonderosa
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Season 2
Topic: Episode 35 - BADGE WITHOUT HONOR
Replies: 8
Views: 3224

Re: Episode 35 - BADGE WITHOUT HONOR

:laughing Mariette IS a little weird, but I have always just chalked that up to awkward acting. I always skip the scene with her and Eskith because it's too painful watch. But I've never seen Christine White in anything else. Is she considered a good actress?
by PlatoofthePonderosa
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Season 2
Topic: Episode 35 - BADGE WITHOUT HONOR
Replies: 8
Views: 3224

Re: Episode 35 - BADGE WITHOUT HONOR

Early episodes can be hit or miss, but this is one I find interesting. It has more complex characters than usual—they aren't black and white. It's like a low-key thriller, the whole drama with Jason and Eskith and the Murdoch gang...and the last few minutes are so intense. I like seeing people actua...
by PlatoofthePonderosa
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Season 6
Topic: Episode 192 - RIGHT IS THE 4TH R
Replies: 4
Views: 2916

Re: Episode 192 - RIGHT IS THE 4TH R

Watched this with a friend this week. Some recurring guest stars...I thought Everett Sloane was good, but I've never warmed to Mariette Hartley's performances, much as I would like to like her character in this episode. I do like seeing Adam with a woman with whom he connects in an intellectual way....
by PlatoofthePonderosa
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Season 2
Topic: Episode 65 - ELIZABETH, MY LOVE
Replies: 4
Views: 2910

Re: Episode 65 - ELIZABETH, MY LOVE

Annie K Cowgirl wrote:It's been years since I've seen this episode and I'm too lazy to pull out my DVDs, so can anyone tell me if they mentioned the name of the ship Ben sailed on under Abel Stoddard? :grin
The Wanderer.
by PlatoofthePonderosa
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Season 7
Topic: Episode 225 - THE EMPEROR NORTON
Replies: 4
Views: 2717

Re: Episode 225 - THE EMPEROR NORTON

The first time I read about the historical Emperor Norton, I sat on the end of my couch and laughed my head off. Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. :laughing

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