BONANZA MEMORIES, TOO MANY TO MENTION
(Jersey City, New Jersey)
I've always been a fan of westerns, even at a young age. I've watched other shows, but Bonanza has always been my favorite. Of the four characters, Adam will always be my favorite. He was the level-headed one who always looked outside the box. As STAR TREK used to do, BONANZA did the same when it touched on sensitive issues, such as bigotry, racism, etc, by setting the story in the Old West. The series brought in characters of all races and ethnicity and portrayed them with respect. I especially enjoyed episodes with black and Native American characters. Fortunately, the series didn't always have the Cartwrights always being serious. Every now and then they'd find themselves in a comedic episode. There are too many for me to decide which is my favorite. It would be nice if they could release box sets featuring each character, or those episodes with a similar theme, such as dealing with racism or Native Americans. One question I do have is, are there any outtakes from the series? It would great to see how the actors reacted.