Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: The Complete Series
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The world's favorite western/sci-fi/comedy/action cult hit rides again! Here on 8 discs is the complete series about Brisco (Bruce Campbell), a tough-as-rawhide cowpoke, debonair ladies' man and Harvard-educated smarty-britches who roams from Frisco to Jalisco in pursuit of outlaws who killed his father...and in search of a mysterious orb possessing out-of-this world powers. Hot lead and cool anachronisms await Brisco as he and his sidekicks - including Comet, the intellectual equine who doesn't know he's a horse - fight for justice in the way, way, way-out West. Put your boots in your stirrups, your tongue in your cheek and join the fun. Let's play cowboys and aliens.]]>
A science fiction-Western and comedy-drama with echoes of The Wild Wild West and Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.: The Complete Series is uniquely entertaining. Anchored by the comically heroic style of likable B-movie actor Bruce Campbell, Adventures lasted one television season in 1993-94. But it left behind a full 27 episodes (including two two-part stories) full of classic TV Western production values and a running storyline that resembles The X-Files after awhile.
Campbell plays Brisco County Jr., a bounty hunter and son of a legendary U.S. marshal (R. Lee Ermey) gunned down by the villainous John Bly (Billy Drago) and his band of misfits. The younger Brisco is hired by a consortium of businessmen to protect their interests from the likes of Bly, and while he's dedicated to that cause, Brisco is also determined to avenge his father's murder. Helping him do a little of both is a fussy attorney, Socrates Poole (Christian Clemenson); a rival bounty hunter, Lord Bowler (Julius Carry); a wacky inventor, Professor Wickwire (John Astin); and a sultry saloon singer, Dixie (Kelly Rutherford). Rockets, mysterious orbs, and superhuman strength are some of the delightfully out-of-their-element phenomena that find themselves alongside more conventional cowpoke ingredients, including a horse so smart he can chew the ropes binding Brisco's hands. For the most part, the stories stand alone. But as the season progresses, a lot of things get weirder, albeit in a good way: the truth about Bly and his connection to a golden orb everyone wants, for example, are certainly unexpected. But the show is always dazzling, often satiric ("Oy!" Dixie exclaims when Brisco outlines the steps involved in stopping a runaway wagon they're trapped within), yet heartening in an old-fashioned way. Special features include Campbell's reading of a chapter about the series in his autobiography. --Tom Keogh
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As Brisco County, Jr., however, he seem to bring a depth to the character that makes him not completely whimsical. A few of the earlier episodes were almost slapstick like, however, as the series developed, it became far more than that.
I also enjoyed the roles of the supporting characters, both friends and enemies, (especially noteworthy was John Pyper-Ferguson's portrayal of Peter Hutter...hilarious).
This is some of Bruce Campbell's best work, and I can't wait to see his protrayal of Sam Axe in the Burn Notice series.
characters and tongue - in - cheek dialogue, I love this show.
I originally watched it when it aired in the 1993 - 1994 season on Fox. I
not only enjoyed the combination of the Science Fiction, Comedy, and
Western genres, but also Brisco's on - again, off - again romance with
Dixie (the lovely Kelly Rutherford).
Brisco's competition with fellow bounty hunter Lord Bowler soon evolves
into a sort of sibling rivalry. Indeed, while fans of the Steampunk Sci Fi genre
will enjoy this alternate universe 1890s for the "futuristic" gadgets depicted,
race relations here are definitely better than in the real 1890s.
Watching the twenty - fifth episode, one gets the feeling that the show was
about to head into a different direction. Show - Creator Carlton Cuse confirms
in an interview contained in the DVD extras that in season two "Brisco" was
to have jumped on the "Weird Small Town" bandwagon. For those of you too
young to remember this early - 90s t.v. show trend, it included "Grand," "Twin
Peaks," "Northern Exposure," "Eerie, Indiana," and "Picket Fences." Sad that
we'll never know how Brisco and company would've tackled small - town
eccentricity, but we'll always have the twenty - seven episodes contained in