If you're hoping for an accurate portrayal of the Pony Express and its 'Young Riders'... well, your hope will be dashed: none of this is historically truthful in any way whatsoever. The Riders rarely carry any mail, and break every rule in their Pony Express contracts - except for the policy of 'no alcohol' (they are all very good boys - apart from the one who's a girl - and they only drink sarsparilla). The plot lines are often as flaky as the stick-on ginger beard worn by the villain in one of the later episodes, and the dialogue creaks in more places than you can throw a mochilla at, but who cares? It would be too cruel (and time-consuming!) to dwell on all the inaccuracies, because if you are not too sophisticated to like good old fashioned stories of 'The Old West' that never was (think 'The Range Rider' or 'Champion the Wonder Horse'), which are entertaining in a non-demanding kind of way, with a cast that is far too good-looking in every way, then you'll love this boxed set just as much as I do. Stephen Baldwin's 'Cody' (yes, THAT Cody!) is great fun, Josh Brolin broods prettily as James Hickok (yes, THAT one ...), and Ty Miller (whatever happened to him?) is all sweetness and light as 'The Kid' (no, NOT that one!) and looks real purty in buckskin. Yep, it's an ol' TV Western with the truth of a Dime Novel, the sweet sentimentality of a Prairie romance (usually between Cody and Hickok...) and just as much simple wholesome fun as either of those. Bring on the boxed sets of Seasons Two and Three please - it's not time to say 'Farewell to the Pony' just yet!!