I have a television-watching habit, as in our set runs from the time we get up to the time we go to bed. Now, if I’m home ALONE, I’ll turn it off (during the day) as daytime television is mostly horrible.
Growing up, my family gathered around the television. Shoot, I remember our first color TV! There was many more western-themed televisions shows back then than today.
Bonanza on Sunday evening was much as sure thing as church on Sunday morning. Since everyone other female wanted Little Joe, I decided I’d take Adam! HA And imagine my surprise when,, as an adult, I found “Adam” on my beloved All My Children! And if you are old enough, do you remember when Chevrolet would introduce the new cars in September? Bonanza would run without commercials and then at the end, there was a long ad with all the new cars. I couldn’t wait for that day each year! HAHA
And then there was Branded with Chuck Connors. (And I can still sing that theme song!) The unjustly accused…trying to live and regain his name.
Which brings us to today. There aren’t shows like this around. And before you mention Deadwood (on HBO), it pretty profane-loaded and sexy. Not exactly in the same model as those above.
HOWEVER, if you missed Longmire…OMG!!! It was “old-time” western in today’s world. This past spring, in the worst decision ever made by A&E, Longmire was canceled after ending on a gunshot! Fans were outraged. Letters were written. Online petitions sprung up overnight. Online #Bring Longmire Back campaigns gained a foothold. A&E, in their “wisdom” stood by their decision. Netflix to the rescue. Netflix grabbed the show. All three seasons are available on Netflix and now season four (10 episodes produced by Netflix) are there! Hubby and I sat down and went through those 10 shows in three days! Like eating M&M’s….one after another. Another wonderful season. SO if those shoes mentioned at the start of this post are your “thang,” you will not be disappointed in Longmire.
So the title of this blog…I wonder if any of you recognize the line! While hubby and I were waiting for Longmire to start (and we’d finished all our “summer” shows), we dug into Arrow. In a nutshell, it’s about a vigilante who fights crime using a bow and arrow. His head is always covered with a hood. Before he blows the “bad guy” away, he announces… “Character Name….You have a failed this city.” and then he shoots them with an arrow. Any way, the other night, my husband came to bed with his robe pulled over his head. He stood at the bottom of our bed (where I was reading!) and said, “D’Alba. You have failed this city.”
Yeah, maybe we watched a few too many Arrows while we waited!
Looking at viewing habits, it’s not surprising I write Western Romance, is it?
So what did you watch growing up?
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Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 6
Porchia Summers was born into a family who gave her everything except affection. She acted out until her parents sent her to Whispering Springs before their high-society friends found out about her arrest record.
She builds a good life in Texas, but then the old boyfriend who got her in trouble tracks her down. Desperate to find a way to keep her past and present separate, she places a bid at a bachelor auction on the one man who’ll get her out of town for a few days.
Darren Montgomery is thrilled when Porchia wins him and a week of camping with his entire family in a charity bachelor auction. He’s also curious. He’s been flirting with the town’s sweet, sexy baker for years. Sometimes she flirts back, but she’s never let things go further than that. Darren’s not complaining, but he wonders just what’s going on behind Porchia’s pretty eyes.
Check back next month when I blog on 10/24 to hear about 14-days of Hustle!!