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 Bonanza: The Official Tenth Season, Volume One and Two

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 12/10/19

This is the second-longest running western (behind "Gunsmoke"). It ran for 14 years. I loved the earlier seasons with Pernell Roberts, but in season 9, David Canary joined the cast as cousin "Candy," so he is a great replacement. He went on to even more fame later playing twins Adam and Stuart on "All My Children."

I enjoyed this show when I was a kid, even though it was probably over my head sometimes. Little Joe was always so handsome, and Hoss was fun and goofy.

Ben Cartwright was the father of the show, and he was usually very wise. The only problem with the series is that one of the men would fall in love with some woman, and then she would always be gone before the next episode. Either she left town or died, which was really sad. This was the age of truly episodic series. They didn't carry any guest-stars over to the next episode. Not only were the women gone, but they were forgotten. I wish someone would do a real remake of this series and make it more of a western soap opera. I would watch that.

You can see re-runs of this show all over cable, but it's nice to have the DVD sets as well. My only complaint is that I hate how they break them up into two volumes, just to make more money.

The DVD features are pretty good for one of these old series. They give you a lot of old photos, an audio commentary on one of the episodes. On the second DVD, they include a trailer, and an excerpt of Dan Blocker on a Jack Benny special. That was very nice to see.


Title: Bonanza: Season 10, Volumes One & Two

Street Date: December 10, 2019

Format: DVD

Description: Ben Cartwright is the patriarch of an all-male Nevada ranching family. Set during and after the Civil War, "Bonanza" is the story of life on the family's thousand-acre spread, known as the Ponderosa, near Virginia City.

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