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Saddle up for fun and adventure with "The Young Riders"! Set in the early days of the Pony Express, the series tells the fictionalized story of a group of young riders for the express in Sweetwater, Kansas, who just happen to include a couple of dudes who would one day go down in real-life history as two of the wests most notorious names: "Buffalo Bill" Cody (Stephen Baldwin) and "Wild Bill" Hickock (Josh Brolin). In charge of the bunch is ex-Texas ranger and all-around eccentric teaspoon hunter (Anthony Zerbe). See how they all put the wild in the wild, wild west in this complete first season of "The Young Riders."
The premise behind this revisionist Western from creator and supervising producer Ed Spielman (Kung Fu) was novel enough: veteran character actor Anthony Zerbe ran a Pony Express station, and counted among his diverse group of riders such future legends of the Old West as Wild Bill Hickok (Josh Brolin) and Buffalo Bill Cody (Stephen Baldwin; Christopher Pettiet would join them in the series' third and final season as a youthful Jesse James). Ostensibly, the Riders' job was to deliver the U.S. mail, but somehow, adventure kept intervening, and the Riders rallied valiantly to defend escaped slaves ("Black Ulysses"), give testimony in the case of a stagecoach massacre ("Speak No Evil"), and even deal with their own growing fame ("Ten-Cent Hero," which addresses the pulp mythologizing of Hickok). The comely housemother Emma Shannon, played by Melissa Leo, departed the show after this season for more modern pastures on Homicide: Life on the Street. A host of notable guest stars supported the uniformly fine cast, including Cynthia Nixon ("Gathering Clouds") and Chris Penn ("Matched Pair"). The lack of any extras is something of a disappointment. ----Paul Gaita
I really liked this show back in the day. I couldn't find it to stream on Amazon instant video so I purchased all three seasons. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Lesa O'Donnell
Fun trip back to my childhood for a very reasonable price! Thanks Amazon! :) I used to get my bath early so I could watch this and I was still entertained as an adult.Published 1 month ago by William Overholtzer
Good this for my hubby for Fathers Day! So happy !Published 2 months ago by rssrurbtRrryffufyfcjtyctytrdysereeerufgyfygyueyrtrteyrrhrtuggf.
I love this show but when I got it the first disk had a scratch and i couldn't watch the one episode on that diskPublished 4 months ago by chloe
Fun and SUPER entertaining! If you like westerns, you'll love this!Published 5 months ago by T. Thieler
I loved this show when it was initially on TV & have thoroughly enjoyed watching & reminiscing! I appreciate the history surrounding the show more this time. Read morePublished 5 months ago by More2MeThanMeetstheI