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As a dyed-in-the-wool western fan for most of my life, I was a little
dubious about the series, but when it finally aired in the UK I loved
Some of the direction in the Pilot was a little poor and haphazard, but I loved the chemistry between the seven actors, all of whom looked as though they were having a whale of a time.
The subject matter has been varied, from prostitution to slavery, serial murder to religious intolerance, a welcome change from the shoot-em-up mindless tosh we have been offered previously. Coupled with well-written, witty scripts and a fabulous cast, it has been a revelation.
Each of the seven is well-delineated, their characters complimenting each other; from the haunted leader to the smiling ladies'-man, the earnest healer to the acquistive gambler, the quiet, deadly sharpshooter to the brash greenhorn, and, of course, the great Ron Perlman as the penance-ridden ex-preacher, it has been a true delight.
Very saddening that it only lasted two seasons - the Powers-That-Be should be ashamed of themselves.
It was a wonderful film and TV series with great chemistry between the cast and terrific character development. I enjoyed the original movie, but this one far surpasses it in the casting, you couldn't have found a better ensemble that worked so well together. Even the bit characters were well done. It was nice also to have some connection besides the original music when they put Robert Vaughn in as Judge Travis. In the original movie a viewer couldn't really connect with the characters as well as you could with the remake in 1998. The interaction between the men was much better than the original. Also this cast would work well with the same characters even if they were moved to a different time and occupation (ie: maybe an ATF team or military team) simply because of the chemistry. It should have lasted longer.
This was an amazingly well crafted show, that was over too soon! In a
market that was glutted with cookie-cutter dramas and sit-coms,
Magnificent Seven was a welcome change. Sylistically, it didn't look
like anything else on TV, and it certainly didn't have the same
story lines as anything else on any other network. Unfortunately,
westerns on TV were not destined to make a comeback that season.
I'm a big fan of the original with Brynner and McQueen, and believe me -Biehn and Close were well able to fill those remarkable shoes! Eric Close even LOOKS like Steve McQueen! And believe me - the chemistry of the seven actors is something I've not seen on TV since - and likely will not see again. There was a friendship between all seven main actors, which made their characters easier to believe and twice as engaging to watch.
This show had action, drama, comedy, brotherhood, and just a pinch of romance. It was clean enough, yet entertaining enough for younger kids to watch, and interesting enough to keep adults coming back each week. I think it's still viewable on the Hallmark channel, but not everyone has that channel available. What I wouldn't give for DVD's...
There havent been to many western tv series lately. Two of the best that were on in recent years was The Magnificant Seven and The Young Riders. Give me a good sci-fi or action movie or series anyday. Although The Magnificant Seven and The Young Riders were westerns they had alot of action in them and the casts were great. Casting Micheal Biehn as the Seven's leader was a great choice. He works well in a western setting; as he did in Tombstone. It is a shame there were only 23 episodes made. I hope they can make some tv movies about The Magnificant Seven with all of the same cast. I also hope they will air the reruns again of this great show.
I have been hooked on this show since the pilot first aired. I was a fan of
the original movie and love Westerns, so I had to check it out. I also was a
fan of Michael Biehn, especially from science fiction, which didn't
What a treat! The actors are both handsome and skilled, the sets and plot lines are authentic, and there is a nice balance of drama and humor. There is plenty of room for plot development and great interplay between a solid ensemble cast. I especially appreciate the inclusion of blacks, Latinos, and realistic portrayals of Native Americans -- the West was widely populated with all types of people, and that comes through clearly here. The guest stars have also been fantastic, and some may become regular guests.
I've been taping and re-watching each episode several times -- it's that good. If you haven't watched it yet, check it out -- you won't be sorry!
The Magnificent Seven, the original movie, is one of my favorites, and the TV series does justice to it. Although it's been somewhat cleaned up for TV, and the characters live every week, it's still a classic, serious TV western worthy of mention with other greats like Maverick, Have Gun, and Gunsmoke.
Yes, it is a western and sometimes violent by some standards, but there is
so much more. How many shows are there that can be set over a hundred
ago and still address problems faced today?
The cast includes seven very different actors (much like the characters they portray) who come together in perfect harmony. The stories are well-written and directed. There is the perfect blend of action, suspense, and a little humor for good measure.
I jumped for joy when I found out that "The Magnificent Seven", formerly of CBS, was picked up by TNN. It now airs Wednesdays at 10pm eastern. It is the best show to come around in a long time and deserves the chance. Even if you don't like westerns, there's something here for you.
I have been an avid fan of this unbelievably wonderful series since it's
debut in January of 1998.
The actors are beyond compare and do a superb job.
This is a western, but also so much more-- comedy, drama and
adventure--rolled into one amazing show.
It was prematurely pulled from the air, twice, but that has not deterred
its loyal fans.
I can not say enough about it. I love it sooo much!! I am sure you will,
too! Buy it...watch it.
Wink to the Posse, Darlin's and Regulaters......
"LET THE SEVEN RIDE"
The Magnificent Seven is one of the best series already shown in the TV. In spite of a minority not to like of the show, happily for us a minority, the Internet is full of sites about the series, proving that it´s really an excellent show. With great actors and great histories. I hope that this show returns some day.
This pilot is just the start of great things! Whilst aimed at an audience of men (because only men like westerns...) this is surely one for the ladies. All those hunky men on horseback! Give this excellent series a try - well written plots and spicy scripts and well rounded characters. I can guarantee at least one of the seven will take your fancy. Go on, saddle up!
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