Who killed the cowboysWhere have all the cowboys gone? My dear old dad would be rolling in his grave now if he knew that television and movies had abandoned them all. A good western movie, TV program or paperback were my dad’s absolute favourite entertainment. So much so, that Johnny Cash’s ‘Streets Of Laredo’ farewelled my dad at his funeral.

Lost to history now – Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Wyatt Earp, High Noon, Wagon Train and even The Lone Ranger and Tonto. The Cisco Kid, Rawhide, Deadwood and The Virginian. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly lost along with My Name Is Trinity, The Magnificent Seven and True Grit.

All replaced by ultra cheap and tacky reality television, which by the way is so inappropriately named as it is about as unreal as one can get. Movies that are rehashed remakes of 60’s television comedies and sitcoms. Either that or cop movies and TV series with characters that look like they fell out of the centrefold of Playboy. (And tell me, why do all female cops in movies and on TV need to show so much cleavage? Not like cops in my neck of the woods.)

Thankfully Bruce Willis is still around. Not featuring in westerns unfortunately, but in some odd way, his characters always seem to have a bit of cowboy about them.

Thankfully my dad is not around to witness this deplorable de-cowboying of our entertainment. Bring ‘em back I say.

Who Killed All The Cowboys?

11 thoughts on “Who Killed All The Cowboys?

  • 05/08/2011 at 2:03 pm

    All cop shows aren’t bad! Try Psych! Or Dexter! Or Castle (which btw is about a writer) :) And Beckett, the female cop, isn’t the kind too! Damn! You’re watching all the wrong cop shows!

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