Let’s face it. With some of today’s so-called “reality” television shows, we’re simply tuning out. Gone seem to be the days when good story lines, crime drama, or old fashioned laughs ruled the T.V. airwaves like they did back in the day. Here are five Texas-based television shows you probably grew up on, which we think could stand a little re-boot!
5 Texas-Based Television Shows You Probably Grew Up On
1. ‘The Lone Ranger’
This fictional show begins with the story that all six of a patrol of Texas Rangers are massacred, except for one. As the “lone” survivor, he commences to disguise himself with a black mask and travels throughout Texas and the wide open west with his sidekick, Tonto, helping those who are unable to help themselves.
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The series, “Dallas,” was a prime time soap opera that revolved around the Ewings, a wealthy Texan family who owned Ewing Oil and a cattle-ranching operation at Southfork. They were always feuding, or finding some way to stir things up, which kept everyone tuning in!
3. ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’
Inspired by the movie, “Lone Wolf McQuaid,” this television show starred Chuck Norris as a member of the famed Texas Ranger Division. It ran for eight seasons, was loaded with martial arts and good morals, and of course, the good guy always won!
4. ‘King of the Hill’
If you liked “propane and propane accessories,” this was the show to watch. Running for 12 seasons on the FOX network, “King of the Hill” was an animated series that centered around a fictional family living in a fictional town (Arlen) in Texas. Its humor was derived from the everyday, which made it very relatable.