Do You Like Watching Westerns?

@suziecat7 (3399)
Asheville, North Carolina
January 12, 2017 1:33pm CST
Tonight we are going to be watching the new version of The Magnificent Seven. I'm looking forward to this remake of the classic. It stars Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Martin Sensmeir and Chris Pratt among others. I know westerns are violent shoot-em-up action but I always liked them and am glad they are still making modern westerns and re-makes such as this one. When I was young I used to watch all the TV westerns too like Rawhide, Bonanza and The Rifleman. Do you like this genre? What was/is your favorite television or movie western?
Here's a very nice version of the "Gunsmoke" theme. The show brings back happy memories for me--snuggled up next to Dad on the sofa, watching Matt, Kitty, Fe...
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@Corbin5 (109715)
• United States
12 Jan 17
I grew up watching the same westerns as you did. I think "The Rebel" was my favorite. I liked the song. For my sister, Rawhide.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
12 Jan 17
Every time I think of the song "Rawhide", I think of the Blues Brothers. :))
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@Corbin5 (109715)
• United States
12 Jan 17
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12 Jan 17
No.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
12 Jan 17
Not a fan, huh?
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12 Jan 17
@suziecat7 No. Not at all.
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan 17
When I was young, every second movie seemed to be a Western and TV was full of Western series. I always loved Westerns, mostly because of the horses.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
12 Jan 17
I used to worry about the horses.
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan 17
@suziecat7 Later I learnt that they used trip wires to make them fall before they worked out how to teach the horses to fall with tripping them. That sort of spoilt the Westerns.
@MALUSE (41328)
• Germany
12 Jan 17
I have the impression that young people don't watch Westerns anymore. It's Fantasy and Horror now.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
12 Jan 17
I think you're right. I do like some fantasy movies but they can have the horror.
@MALUSE (41328)
• Germany
12 Jan 17
@suziecat7 I must admit that I've never seen a horror film in my life, but I don't think that I'm missing something.
@Plethos (10304)
• United States
13 Jan 17
I saw it. It's good, it's based on the concept, but the story it tells is good.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
13 Jan 17
It's got pretty good reviews. Off to watch it.
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@JohnRoberts (60208)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Jan 17
I prefer old western TV shows and movies. Gunsmoke is the best TV western. Movies with John Wayne, James Stewart and Gary Cooper.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
12 Jan 17
And the old spaghetti westerns like The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Gunsmoke was definitely one of the best.
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@Kandae11 (38750)
12 Jan 17
I love westerns, but I doubt I will like a remake of "The magnificent Seven". Let us know how it compares.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
12 Jan 17
I'll let you know :)
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• United States
1 Nov
Rifleman is my favorite with the Lone Ranger as second.
@TRBRocks420 (79606)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Jan 17
Enjoy the movie I heard it was good and, yes I love westerns.