Dan Blocker

by Bruce Hudeck
(Houston,TX)

I have to say that Bonanza was my least favorite western. It was just hard to believe that 3 grown men, not much older than Pa, lived at home & were treated like kids. And, whenever they had a girlfriend or a fiancee, the women wound up murdered or died. Dan Blocker carried that show and when he died so did it.

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Nov 21, 2016
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3 grown min at home wen thay r not married is not srang wen u thik a bout the time frame bonanza took place in and hers y NEW
by: Anonymous

Back then it was actually strange fore sons to live home thay where expected to say home and lurn to work the rang in tell that got married then thay would bild a house on the ranch for their families and then then they would inherit the land and that process would continue for generations

May 27, 2016
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wrong NEW
by: Danny

Not every woman that got involved with the boys died. For example the episode The Actress the main gl got involved with Joe and at show's end she and her young son moved to Sn Francisco. Also the episode that features a widow whose husbnd was Adam's friend, she gets involved with Hoss and has a gambling problem then leaves Hoss for some other dude. There re several other such episodes

Oct 20, 2015
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more oddities about Bonanza NEW
by: Anonymous

I agree that 3 grown sons living at home was odd. I wouldn't go so far as to say that Dan Blocker carried the show though. I think all the actors did well at playing their roles. I liked Hoss but I liked the others as well. There were other strange things about the show like so many windower fathers, and the fact that most of these fathers were old enough to be more like their childrens grandfather. I recall many episodes where the father looked to be 60-65 and his only child, a girl was maybe 18. I still watch the reruns almost everyday though and enjoy the show very much.

Oct 12, 2015
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Dan NEW
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The critique is fair. I myself watched it several times and I guess that's the issue. While dealing with Dan Blocker character, I thought about what they did.

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