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A Brilliant Romp!
on 24 September 2007
There are times when one cannot help but wonder what the hell goes on between the ears of the people who decide which tv shows should be axed and which spared? As a lover of the old western I admit I approached this show with great trepidation but I have to tell you - unreservedly - I love it to bits!
The characters are terriffic & there's just enough throwaway lines scattered through the pilot episode to bring a tear to the eye of any sad person (like me!) wha can practically quote the Yul Brynner vehicle by heart.
The scrips are so well written it's criminal they were never given a chance to grow and the characters were just beginning to find their various niches when the axe fell. Michael Biehn does a great Clint homage with his serape & cheroot & when I first saw Eric Close as Vin a shiver went up my spine. He doesn't exactly look like Steve McQueen but there's something there....Dale Midkiff & Andy Kavovit make a great double act, Rick Worthy makes an admirable anchor man & Ron Perlman is....well, Ron Perlman, nuff said. But it is without doubt the character of Ezra played by Anthony Starke who steals the show. He's fantasic, I don't understand why he isn't a bigger star.
Buy it, watch it, you'll grow to love it.