If you liked it, Buy it. Never heard of it? Buy it. It&apos;s fun enter
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
I bought this because I liked the TV show the short time it was on. (One season.) I always wondered why they took it off the air. Probably for something cheaper and less intellectual. This series was well done with expensive sets, creative writing, strong and likeable characters like Julius Carry, Christian Clemenson and great guest stars like John Astin, as the Professor (of course)! The casting was perfect and the character developments worked well with the story lines.
When I saw it was available for a very reasonable price, I bought it, hoping it was as good as I remembered. I knew instantly that it was. So, if you liked the show, but it. You won&apos;t be disappointed and, like me, will quickly recall why. If you&apos;ve never heard of the show, then by all means buy it anyway. You&apos;ll be surprized at how cool this show was. It was a one-of-a-kind series, sort of like Wild Wild West with a supernatural flavor, a blend of fresh comedy, plenty of trains, some rockets, western drama, legal wrangling (Briscoe was a Harvard-trained lawyer), some cheesecake (Kelly Rutherford as &quot;Dixie&quot;) and good stories. It covered a lot in just one season, which makes it not at all boring and totally predictable, like many of the cheap shows nowdays, with recycled jokes and stories. This series was fresh and interesting.
When you see how good Bruce Campbell was in this series, it&apos;s a little hard to take him as second banana on Burn Notice. He, like Julius Carry, should have gotten better roles over the years.
The DVD set comes in a nice fold out case with a booklet of plot summaries, credits and lots of other stuff. Writing this review made me feel happy.
Incredibly entertaining unsung Western TV series featuring Bruce Campbell!
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Whether you're a Bruce Campbell fan, love Westerns or just enjoy good writing and a fun story, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. will keep you entertained and satisfied. Another story of a great unknown television series that should have never been cancelled, this series offers action, intrigue, laughter, suspense, cowboys, horses, and even a supernatural twist. Rated 8.7 out of 10 stars on IMDB.com, this is one series that any collector of good television must have in their collection!
I purchased this series after 'discovering' Bruce Campbell (in the role of Sam Axe) in the hit series Burn Notice. Brisco County, Jr. Is an upbeat, well written, and extremely well acted action-adventure western which is fun to watch, and maybe even a little cheesey, but in a good way.. I initially rented the show to try, but after watching the 1st disk I ordered two copies, and gave one to a friend. I highly recommend giving Brisco a try, and don't worry, it is kid-friendly. I'm just sorry there is only one season.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Brisco County short on sci-fi but still fun
Back in 1993, I remember seeing bits of pieces of the then-new Fox network’s two new shows: the X-Files and its lead-in, The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. It took a few years, but I later became a big fan of the X-files, but I never forgot the other show, even though it lasted only one season. I was aware it recently came out on DVD and wanted to revisit the show.
The show calls itself a “sci-fi western,” but I found it a little short on the sci-fi and regard the older The Wild Wild West a much truer example of that strange and elusive genre. Nonetheless, Brisco County is a fun romp, though maybe better described as an adventure-comedy. I’m glad I purchased it and expect I’ll pull it out and watch it again from time-to-time.
The show is set in a somewhat historically-revised old west of 1893 and follows Harvard-educated lawyer Brisco County Jr. as he’s hired by railroad barons to search for members of the infamous John Bly gang who killed his father, a famous marshal. Along the away, he encounters mysterious golden “orbs,” which may or may not be from the future or outer space, as well as a host of colorful characters who help or hinder his mission as he hunts down the gang. Between episodes featuring the orbs, there’s standard TV western fare where the roving bounty hunter helps somebody out, usually a kid or a babe in trouble.
Brisco is played by Bruce Campbell, known from his early work as “Ash” in the Evil Dead” movies and a sci-fi favorite who has made a long career playing quirky characters. He often appears in the films of Director Sam Raimi and has shown up in television shows including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and he appeared in a 1999 X-Files episode. Here, he mostly plays it straight and does an admirable job as your standard western hero facing not always standard western situations.
The strongest aspect of Brisco County is the on-screen chemistry between Campbell as Brisco and Julius Carry as “Lord Bowler,” a large African American/Native American bounty hunter. The two start the series as rivals and eventually become partners. You can tell these two had a great time working together. Other recurring characters are well-cast as well, including Kelly Rutherford as Brisco’s saloon-singing love interest, and Christian Clemenson as Brisco’s handler, the improbably-named Socrates Poole. One of my favorites is way-over-the-top bad guy Pete Hutter played by John Pyper-Ferguson, who later showed up in three episodes of the X-Files and is now a regular on Brothers and Sisters. Like Owen Wilson’s cowboy character in Shaghai Noon, Pete’s dialogue shows he knows things about everything from psychology to existentialism which no 19th century desperado should know.
It’s probably worth noting that behind the scenes, Brisco County has a connection to TV's Lost in the form of writer and executive producer Carlton Cuse, who serves in the same capacities on the much-darker newer show.
Overall, The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. has great production values although a few of the special effects sequences are obviously models. As one of the special features points out, Brisco was one of the last shows filmed on sets used by some classic westerns of old. Other special features let the lead actors recount their experiences, track the instances of 20th century technology in the show’s storyline, and even speculate on what a second season of Brisco would have brought
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Great show title.
I decided to buy this title because when it came on TV my scheduling didn't allow but for a few times to watch it. Bruce Campbell being one of my favorite actors was another draw to wanting to see the completed series. Being a cowboy action/comedy with a sci-fi twist to it makes it a timeless unaged show to watch.
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