Lonesome Dove - TV's Best?

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Lonesome Dove - TV's Best?

Postby MovieAddict » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:28 am

DVR'd AMC HD channel's presentation of Lonesome Dove this weekend and finished watching it last night to celebrate completion of my taxes. Been a few years since I last saw and I forgot how riveting it was. Without a doubt this series is the pinnacle of television drama.

Has anything better been made for TV? If so let me know cause I want to watch it.
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Re: Lonesome Dove - TV's Best?

Postby Bryan Pope » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:52 pm

MovieAddict wrote:Has anything better been made for TV? If so let me know cause I want to watch it.

Lonesome Dove is one of the few screen adaptations that I think is every bit as good as the novel itself. Here's another: Anne of Green Gables.

Yes, it's based on book for children -- girls, particularly -- but please try not to let that put you off. It's gorgeously produced and hugely entertaining. Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst and Richard Farnsworth are perfectly cast, and the location shooting is at times breathtaking. This is a terrific example of family entertainment.
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Re: Lonesome Dove - TV's Best?

Postby Steve T Power » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:36 am

Bryan Pope wrote:
MovieAddict wrote:Has anything better been made for TV? If so let me know cause I want to watch it.

Lonesome Dove is one of the few screen adaptations that I think is every bit as good as the novel itself. Here's another: Anne of Green Gables.

Yes, it's based on book for children -- girls, particularly -- but please try not to let that put you off. It's gorgeously produced and hugely entertaining. Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst and Richard Farnsworth are perfectly cast, and the location shooting is at times breathtaking. This is a terrific example of family entertainment.


It's also unabashedly Canadian... like CBC late '80s/early '90s Canadian...

Next you'll be pumping Road to Avonlea :)
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Re: Lonesome Dove - TV's Best?

Postby Boba Fett » Tue May 22, 2012 11:20 pm

MovieAddict wrote:Has anything better been made for TV? If so let me know cause I want to watch it.


Shogun and Pride and Prejudice (1995) are tops in my book.
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Re: Lonesome Dove - TV's Best?

Postby molly1216 » Wed May 23, 2012 3:18 pm

huh? :o
i will see your horse opera and raise you

the Wire.....and Band of Brothers
that's riveting with real rivets
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Re: Lonesome Dove - TV's Best?

Postby Dan Mancini » Thu May 24, 2012 7:11 am

molly1216 wrote:Band of Brothers

Lonesome Dove is great, but Band of Brothers is definitely better...as is The Pacific and From the Earth to the Moon.
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Re: Lonesome Dove - TV's Best?

Postby Boba Fett » Thu May 24, 2012 11:23 pm

Dan Mancini wrote:
molly1216 wrote:Band of Brothers

Lonesome Dove is great, but Band of Brothers is definitely better...as is The Pacific and From the Earth to the Moon.

I raise you one The Langoliers
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Re: Lonesome Dove - TV's Best?

Postby hoytereden » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:59 pm

Dan Mancini wrote:
molly1216 wrote:Band of Brothers

Lonesome Dove is great, but Band of Brothers is definitely better...as is The Pacific and From the Earth to the Moon.

Apples,Oranges;Tomato,Tomatoe-All great stuff! My one beef here is why isn't FtEttM on Blu-ray yet? :?
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