Does anybody remember the 1990s series called “The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.“? Well I did, and I’m glad!
This past week my husband and I were very lucky to have both of our children with us, and there were a few times that we had a limited amount of time to watch a television show together. We have actually started to watch some old shows that we have… some from the 1990s (X-Files, Brisco County) and some from as far back as the 1950s (Alfred Hitchcock and Leave It to Beaver)… Yep, we enjoy all of those (very different) shows…
Getting back to The Adventures of Brisco County, Junior… Bruce Alexander is terrific as the Harvard-educated bounty hunter who, each week, rights the wrongs of the west while trying to avenge the murder of his father (the great Brisco County… without the “junior”). Along for the fun are a rival bounty hunter, Lord Bowler (Julius Carry) and a very city-fied attorney who is his liaison with the company that employs him. There, of course, are several other very memorable characters who show up from week to week…. John Astin plays an inventor (of sorts) and Kelly Rutherford plays a delightful saloon singer. Of course, Comet… Brisco’s horse is one of the best characters who I am always eager to see and who ends up saving Brisco (and the day) more than once!
I think that what has truly amazed me is how well the show has held up for us. We watched the show with our children when it first aired in the early 1990s when they were both preteens, and here we are now… watching it again… and enjoying it! Unfortunately this Fox Network show only aired for one season, so there are only 27 episodes. But, the good news is that the show doesn’t feature laugh tracks to let you know when the dialog is funny… you won’t need the canned laughter, even though you will probably find yourself smiling several times during each episode.
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