The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993–1994)

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A bounty hunter rides the Old West, fighting bad guys, many with futuristic-type gadgets.

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 Brisco County Jr. (27 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Lord Bowler (27 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Socrates Poole (27 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Comet (11 episodes, 1993)
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Hired by local robber barons, Harvard Law Graduate Brisco County, Jr. searches for the members of the infamous John Bly gang, the same men who killed his father, a famous marshal and western legend. Accompanied by his one-time rival and fellow bounty hunter Lord Bowler, Brisco rides through the West trying to bring his father's killers to justice. Along the way, he encounters mysterious golden orbs with strange abilities and colorful characters who help or hinder his mission as he hunts down the Bly gang one by one. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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Christian Clemenson could never get used to riding on horses. But since Socrates was supposed to be a studious sort, he thought it was entirely in character and helped his performance. See more »

Quotes

[Ned is robbing a bank]
Ned Zed: What are you lookin' at?
Hostage: Nothing.
Ned Zed: You callin' me nothin'?
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Referenced in The Blockbuster Buster: Wild Wild West (2012) See more »

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A Reinvented Western
26 March 1999 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

Adventures took the TV Western in a direction that hadn't been seen since Maverick and The Wild Wild West: light-hearted comedy. As an additional twist, they tossed in the TV-parodying elements of Maverick (we see 'Dr. Quintano, Medicine Woman' and Terry Bradshaw leading a team of football players/bounty hunters), and the futuristic (by 1890's standards) gizmos of the West (motorcycles, dirigibles). Throw in the story arc of John Bly, master villain of the future, and you've got a story that is a very weird blend of so many elements its hard to describe. Bruce Campbell show she has the stuff to be a series regular, but another strength of Adventures... is the continuity and the supporting cast - many of which are given a chance to show up often and get some character development. Catch it on TNT.


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