Then came the "spaghetti" westerns of the mid to late 60s. I was no longer a fan, it seemed as though the story was lost in the chaos of seeing how many people could be shot and how much blood could be shown.
I was drawn back in the first time I watched "Silverado". This was a western I could watch over and over (and I have). Realistic characters and scenarios with good acting.
Seven years later "Unforgiven" came out and once again, I couldn't watch. Oh I've tried at least three times...I can't get past the opening scene. Same thing with the mini-series, "Deadwood".
The latest in westerns that I can 'almost/somewhat' watch is "Hell on Wheels".
We've come a long way since Roy Rogers and Gene Autry! Think I'll go watch "Silverado" again.
How about you?