Missie three years later: being a single mother after her husband Willie was shot during a poker scuffle. She and her son Mattie move back in with her parents Clark and Marty. She finds a ... See full summary »
This weekly television series follows the Camden family as the minister father and stay-at-home mother deal with the drama of having seven children, ranging from toddlers to adults with families of their own. The friends, neighbors, and love interests of the various members of the family weigh heavily on the plot of the series, which seeks to address a real-life issue with each episode.
Based on the popular "Little House" book series by Laura Ingalls-Wilder, this hour long dramatic series followed the frontier lives of Charles and Caroline Ingalls, and their three young daughters: Mary, Laura and Carrie. Written by
Michael Landon had a unique way of inspiring child actors to cry when required for a scene. Melissa Gilbert described how he would work himself up emotionally, face her with his eyes full of tears and ask her, "Do you know how much I love you?" to which she would get all teary and emotional in response. See more »
In the episode "The Lord is My Shepherd", Laura runs away from home and stays on top of a mountain, even though there are no mountains whatsoever in Walnut Grove, Minnesota. See more »
Michael Landon kept the good family entertainment ball rolling.
He spent 14 years winning us over as Little Joe Cartwright.He would spend the following 10 years winning us over even more as Charles Ingalls.Michael Landon,at least in my opinion,was the last warrior of good,clean family entertainment.He cared especially about our children and what they saw on television.This series did present serious subjects from time to time,but never in a way that was harmful to young eyes.Another thing I admire is the great respect given to Christianity. Landon was not afraid to say just how real God is,and how He is responsible for our very existence.In a day and age where it seems there is a growing number of people trying to do away with anything and everything that God is a part of,we could use more shows like this.OK, I'll get off of my soapbox now and say that this was a very entertaining show,one that took us through a wide range of emotions. It made us laugh,cry,think,and even gave us a thrill or two along the way.If it can do all of that,it has to be good.
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