The High Chaparral

High Chaparral

You know how you remember a really excellent proggy from back in the 70s, but when you see it again it turns out to be very disappointing?

Well, a couple of months ago I went over to visit my father in his Nursing Home, and onto the TV came this. I was amazed and delighted! When my sister and I were little we used to love it, and on (I think it was) Monday nights we used to beg Daddy to let us watch it. He liked it too, but he almost always wanted to see the opening few minutes of Panorama first, just in case… The tension and excitement as we waited to see whether Daddy would be willing to turn over could have been cut with the proverbial knife! Almost always it was resolved in our favour.

Well these days I’m in charge of the remote control, and so when I browsed across it in Daddy’s room I stopped to look. It was good, and so when I got home I looked it up and found that they broadcast two eppies each Saturday and Sunday on CBS Action, a Freeview channel.

I’ve been watching it for a couple of months now, and it’s absolutely excellent! So extremely well written, with engaging plots and story lines. There’s the occasional dud (IMO), but I reckon that can be said of just about any otherwise excellent series.

So! If you, like me, enjoyed this Back In The Day then think about giving it another whirl. Major kudos to the writers: for me, at least, it’s more than stood the test of the intervening years 🙂


2 Responses to The High Chaparral

  1. …. and what about Bonanza? Still good, I think.

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