Pick: What other genre best fits these classic Westerns?
Were these Old West shows more comedy, drama or action?
During the heyday of the television Western, there were dozens of shows depicting many different angles on America’s past. Some portrayed real historical figures, others mentioned real places but used fictional characters and a few took wide artistic liberties with their stories.
While most 19th-century shows that take place in the western half of the U.S. are first and foremost Westerns, they bring elements of many other genres to the table as well.
Which if you couldn't call these shows a "Western," what would you call them? Make your pick and see what percentage of people felt the same way!