Father son shows like the Rifleman

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Father son shows like the Rifleman

Post by Ice cream girl » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:14 pm

Does anybody know tv shows like the Rifleman with father son bonding? Where the son will always get kidnapped, hostage, or hurt and you get to see the beauty in their relationship. It doesn’t have to be a western.

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Re: Father son shows like the Rifleman

Post by cowgirl » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:12 pm

Ice cream girl wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:14 pm
Does anybody know tv shows like the Rifleman with father son bonding? Where the son will always get kidnapped, hostage, or hurt and you get to see the beauty in their relationship. It doesn’t have to be a western.
I definitely would have to say Bonanza.
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Post by Deneen » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:50 pm

Yes - Bonanza for sure.
Little Joe and Hoss were always getting shot/hurt or held for hostage - etc.

"Forever" was a really great episode. Ben Cartwright really felt Little Joe's pain.
It was also the episode that acknowledged the death of Hoss. :cry2:

"Daniel Boone" - Daniel Boone and his son Israel didnt have the chemistry of
Lucas and Mark.

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Post by Deneen » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:55 pm

Oh My - Where are my manners?

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Re: Father son shows like the Rifleman

Post by cowgirl » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:37 am

Deneen wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:55 pm
Oh My - Where are my manners?

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Me too Ice cream girl! Glad you stopped by the ranch and decided to stay! :grinning-cowboy:

Great question!
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Re: Father son shows like the Rifleman

Post by Judy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:52 am

Yes, welcome to the ranch, Ice Cream Girl. :happycowboy:

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Re: Father son shows like the Rifleman

Post by Judy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:57 am

How about the TV show titled, Starman, starring Robert Hays and Christopher Daniel Barnes?

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Re: Father son shows like the Rifleman

Post by wildwest » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:46 pm

Hey Ice Cream Girl.....Welcome and thanks for sharing. Good question.....The Courtship of Eddies Father was not a lot of dangerous drama, neither was Andy Griffith show but it showed the Father-Son BUT not like Rifleman.

when Rifleman came on in the 50's TV was still in its infancy. sometimes people forget that. for those writers to write those quality scripts where Lucas and Mark kiss cheek to cheek, Lucas picks Mark up and carries him, Lucas hugs Mark and Mark says "Pa, I love you" was groundbreaking for a western family. ain't seen nothing like it since.

In the Vision......there are certain things that a boy needs to hear from his father. He needed to know that he was loved. “Did you miss me?”

"Did I miss you? Let me put it this way. I love you more than anything else in the whole world." I answered with much feeling in my voice. I needed to say it as much as he needed to hear it. There was no problem so great that we couldn’t solve with a little bit of love!

WOW That just says it all! Thankfully the producers were all family men so this was probably not a stretch for them. as Lucas says.....'a boy needs to hear certain things, to know he is loved". I raised my kids expressing love and showing love all the time. Sadly, I think many kids today are missing that.
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