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A Nolan Showcase, 1 May 2010
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA
An entry like this is, I suppose, a matter of taste. It's done
tongue-in-cheek with Nolan playing her crotchety sheriff lady in pretty
broad fashion. She manages some comedic charm; at the same time, the
normally masterful Paladin appears somewhat flummoxed by her aggressive
manner. Still, there's not much plot while the gunplay appears
thrown-in for action's sake. Then too, the opening scene with the
persistent salesman appears to be educating reviewers on what a shotgun
is, as though viewers don't already know.
The entry's mainly a showcase for the versatile Nolan. To me at least, it's episodes like this, elevating character over plot, that suggest the writers are running out of ideas and that the series' best years are behind it.
Worst of the series, 28 March 2013
I just bought the 4th season and I hope the rest of the DVDs are not
like this one. First off, Hey Boy is gone, replaced by Hey Girl. I'm
sure they had a good explanation for giving her the same name, but it
had a feeling of being a little racist.
The story and dialog were not at the usual interest as those of the earlier seasons. I didn't even get this sense that this was a "Have Gun Will Travel" adventure. Paladin looked old and tired and didn't have his usual edge. The story line takes us to a town where Paladin dodged bullet fire. Even after watching the show, I didn't get a good motivation of why this happened. Supposedly, a woman sheriff was harassed by some bad guys who didn't want her in charge of the town and Paladin was there to help. Much of the time was spent in a barn,exchanging boring script. I won't tell how the story ended, but let me just say that Paladin seemed to play a minor role in the whole affair. I missed his quick wit and charm, which was such a signature in the earlier episodes.
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