The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

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FOX (ended 1994)

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The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

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This one-season series that originally ran on Fox (and premiering the same time as X-Files, on the same night an hour earlier) chronicled the adventures of Brisco County Jr., son of the famous marshal. Brisco's father was killed by an escaping John Bly, a villain with a gang of criminals, and a connection to a set of mysterious Orbs. Brisco, a bounty hunter and lawyer, swore to bring Bly in. It was eventually revealed that Bly was a criminal from the future who had come back in time to get the Orbs. Bly was defeated once and for all, and Brisco went on to work as an agent for the U.S. Government. Brisco was assisted in his efforts by a vast supporting cast, including sassy, intelligent dance hall girl Dixie Cousins, rival bounty hunter and eventual friend & partner Lord Bowler, lawyer Socrates Poole, an eccentric Professor Wickwire, and many others.
Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell

Brisco County Jr.

Julius Carry

Julius Carry

Lord Bowler/James Lonefeather

Christian Clemenson

Christian Clemenson

Socrates Poole

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  • The Coming Thing

    7.0
    Bruce Campbell stars in the sci-fi western The Adventures of Brisco County the "coming thing" from television producer Carlton Cuse. A throwback to old movie serials, the series follows bounty hunter Brisco County who's hired by a group of robber barons to hunt down the notorious outlaw John Bly and his gang; which murdered Brisco's father during their escape from custody. Set in the 1890s, a lot of the comedy is based on anachronistic humor (with Brisco coming across things like a tank, motorcycles, a machine gun, and a Zeppelin airship), but after a while the gimmicks get a little ridiculous and lose some of their charm. Also, the show's inclusion of strong minority characters (in the Old West) sets a rather odd tone. Yet overall the eccentricities and campiness end up making for a fun and wildly entertaining ride. However, the ride didn't last long as The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. was abruptly cancelled after one seasonbut it quickly gained a cult status and continues to find audiences.moreless
  • Theme song still lives.

    5.9
    First off, a western in the 90's would be like a reality show in the 60's, wouldn't work.



    The theme song still lives on, but on another network (NBC). NBC Sports uses it during the Olympics & had used it for when they had Major League Baseball (96-98). It was even the theme song for the 1997 World Series (Cleveland Indians vs Florida Marlins).



    It marks the second theme song to cross networks. The other being Double Dare (CBS-1976) to Card Sharks (NBC-1978).moreless
  • One of a kind

    8.7
    This series had a cult following when it aired briefly (1993-94), but deserves to find a wider audience on video. This odd but effective mix of western adventure, wry comedy and the occasional bit of fantasy was always inventive and rarely dull or predictable. The production values were high and there was a fondness for anachronistic joking, especially with regard to the inventions we take for granted in modern life - motorcycles, denim jeans etc. The assortment of bad guys really helps make the show - one week the villain is a suave gambler, the next it is a set of dim but dangerous brothers, the next a land-bound Caribbean pirate! And a low-key Bruce Campbell makes an effective off-beat hero. A real original.moreless
  • In a short story this tv show is about the old west and how things used to be. Good versus evil and you all know how that goes. We have Brisco County Jr. who fights for anyone with a solid cause and the truth. Along the way is his trusty horse Comet.moreless

    9.2
    After recently watching this whole tv show again. I will admit. This was a really good show. Not in the top ten for ratings but a show worthy of coming back for maybe another season or two. So many things get taken out of our reality these days. We somehow forget how once things used to be. We get older and we start to miss all these great tv shows that used to be on. Where does all the time go you may ask. I was impressed with how Briscos character was coming along in the story but I figured they could of put to rest the story about Bly sooner then later. I also liked all of the shows characters were coming together to help one another when it mattered most. This could of been so much more and I wonder if the networks cared about it or not. Maybe one day time will tell us all why Brisco County Jr. could of been so much more to all of us. Will just all have to wait for that coming thing Brisco always says.moreless
  • An incredible show. I can't believe it only ran one season.

    10
    This show was an amazing adventure all around. I watched the episodes as a young teenager when they were new, and I just finished watching the entire season on DVD. I am amazed that the show only ran one season (albeit a very long season). It would be wonderful to see some kind of reunion movie done, however, I was saddened to read that Julius Carry (Lord Boller) died in August of 2008 of pancreatic cancer. Nevertheless, I think they should try to do some kind of reunion episode.



    If you are looking for a show that is clean for children, but fun for the whole family, this one is the one!!moreless
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