Guns of Paradise (1988–1990)
"Paradise" (original title)

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Gunfighter Ethan Cord, left to raise his dead sister's children, tries to settle down in the town of Paradise, but finds that his past continues to haunt him.

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Lee Horsley ...
 Ethan Allen Cord (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
Jenny Beck ...
 Claire Carroll (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
Matthew Newmark ...
 Joseph Carroll (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
Brian Lando ...
 Ben Carroll (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
Michael Patrick Carter ...
 George Carroll (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
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 Amelia Lawson (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
Dehl Berti ...
 John Taylor (56 episodes, 1988-1991)
James Crittenden ...
 Charlie / ... (37 episodes, 1988-1991)
Mack Dryden ...
 Scotty McBride / ... (34 episodes, 1988-1990)
John Bloom ...
 Tiny (25 episodes, 1988-1991)
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Gunfighter Ethan Cord, left to raise his dead sister's children, tries to settle down in the town of Paradise, but finds that his past continues to haunt him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Terrific chemistry
12 June 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Paradise was a lovely show. I have never been so hooked on any TV show before or since. The main reason and vital ingredient was the terrific chemistry between the two leads.

The children's acting was also of a high standard. I never realised that they had decided to make 13 more episodes entitled "Guns of Paradise" though. Seems to me the producers/directors made a big mistake in moving away from the relationship of Ethan and Amelia as although it was in the background most episodes, I think it was probably the main thing that kept people watching especially my mum and me!

They should have made "Dust on the Wind" the final episode (we assumed Ethan and Amelia would get married as her divorce had come through)as after that there really wasn't anything else to write about without the show becoming repetitive and a bit silly!


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