This western, compared often to Bonanza, is worth seeing. It's too bad one can't find it on DVD. It's family dynamics are more intense and less surface than Bonanza's. These three men (the father and his two half-sons) have just met. The father sends for his sons, to help him save his ranch. The draw he uses to brings them to his side, besides resentment at their absentee father, is a $1000 and the chance for adventure.
Although one is more down-to-earth and a gunslinger, and the other is the educated Boston-ite, still both are capable of fighting the war required to win the freedom of Lancer. Scott, from Boston, fought in the Civil War in the Calvary unit.
After this, their bond, from being three strong men, grows immediately. Each episode is interesting and enjoyable.