on 5 August 2011
As the Season 1 DVDs of this series, I was transported back to my childhood, when I would watch this and other TV westerns with my father. The production of these DVDs is excellent considering the age of the programmes and well worth watching. The stories were simple, the solutions often obvious, but there was a gentleness about these programmes that has been lost in modern hard-hitting productions. Or maybe I just haven't grown up! Let's hope there isn't too long a wait for the following seasons' releases.....
on 23 February 2016
Series two builds on what was achieved in the first season and the Cheyenne character is fully established. The stories really are very good, they must have scouted round for any ideas/scripts/novels submitted to the studio, but never made into movies and filmed them as Cheyenne episodes. The quality of the story-telling is that good. The on-screen picture quality is very sharp. Continuing with great guest stars like a mustachioed James Garner, playing a very ruthless bad guy, before his 'jokey' style of delivery was developed. A very young Richard Crenna, Andrew Duggan (twice) and a pre-Bonanza Dan Blocker, even he has to look up at the big guy Walker. If you like eerie TV episodes, look out for 'Big Ghost Basin'.