Comanche Moon (2008)

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The adventures and love lives of young Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McRae leading up to their retirement to the city of Lonesome Dove.

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 Gus McCrae (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Jake Spoon (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Joshua Deets (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Buffalo Hump (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Blue Duck (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Gov. Elisha Pease (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Pearl Coleman (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Inez Scull (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Pea Eye Parker (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Famous Shoes (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Stove Jones (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Ranger Lee Hitch (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Worm (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Ranger Ikey Ripple (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Maggie (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Clara Forsythe (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Inish Scull (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Woodrow F. Call (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Bill Coleman (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Ahumado (2 episodes, 2008)
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 First OLd Comance as Floyd Westerman) / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Elmira Forsythe (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Bob Allen (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Old Ben Mickelson (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Mr. Forsythe (2 episodes, 2008)
Savion Rose ...
 Felice (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Bingham (2 episodes, 2008)
Jonathan Joss ...
 Kicking Wolf (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Slipping Weasel (2 episodes, 2008)
Scotty Augare ...
 Straight Elbow (2 episodes, 2008)
Rod Rondeaux ...
 SlowTree (2 episodes, 2008)
Fredrick Lopez ...
 Goyeto (2 episodes, 2008)
Jack Burning ...
 Second Old Comanche (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Hema (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Tudwal (2 episodes, 2008)
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The adventures and love lives of young Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McRae leading up to their retirement to the city of Lonesome Dove.

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Gus McCrae: [Gus says to Jake] Don't fall in with any rough necks or we'll have to hang you.
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For what it is, it's worth watching.
17 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There have been some harsh criticisms of Comanche Moon on IMDb. I think this is for three reasons. First, purists are disappointed that the mini-series is not exactly like the book. Second, it's not as good as the original Lonesome Dove. Finally, people like to complain on IMDb and the greatest films in the world will have bad comments.

I would like to say that no movie is going to be as good as the book. That's just the way it is. Lonesome Dove wasn't as good as the novel it was based on. Additionally, the movie of Lonesome Dove had some things left out ans switched around. That's just they way its going to be with a film adaptation of anything. So its a futile argument when looking at Comanche Moon.

I do agree it's not as good as the original Dove. But hey, nothing is. I know people that guide their lives by the lessons they learned from the Dove. If I was going to compare every book I read, movie I watched, and TV I viewed by Lonesome Dove; I would be perpetually unhappy.

This is a made for TV miniseries based on a prequel to Lonesome Dave (the novel) and sequel to Dead man's Walk, and that's what you get. It's the best TV I've seen in years. It's a fun set up for Lonesome Dove. We get to learn about the history of the Rangers we came to know and love in Dove. Zahn does an amazing job in recreating Gus McCrae. Elizabeth Banks and Linda Forenelli (sp?) also do great jobs as creating characters that help fill in the past of the rangers and Newt.

If/when it comes on again, I promise you'll enjoy it more than some crumby reality show.


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