Bonanza

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  • TV-PG
  • 1960
  • 14 Seasons
  • 7.3  (8,645)

For a family oriented television series. Bonanza may be of interest to you. The show is at times funny and other times dramatic. A definite G rating makes it perfect for the whole family to enjoy. The time frame the show takes place is during the Civil war and post Civil war. Located near Virginia City, Nevada is a large ranch known as the Ponderosa. It is owned by Ben Cartwright. In the series Ben Cartwright is a single father with three sons. Adam Cartwright is the oldest. Followed by Hoss Cartwright and Little Joe Cartwright. Each episode focuses on a specific issue. Sometimes the issue may be of inter-personal relationships involving the family. A prospective romance in the making, sibling rivalry or rebellion against family traditions usually can make for an interesting show. However, some of the episodes' are not focused on family issues but rather community issues. How a community can pull together in the midst of crisis. Many times the pulling together is preceded by a division in the community. The crisis many times can still be viewed today in society as we know it. Issues at hand may be with an unfair justice system. A man falsely accused. Somebody's greed that threatens the safety and security of the community. These are a sample of some of the issues that may be posed in the show. During the 50 minutes, the approximate time of each episode, struggles of personal and community values may be challenged but in the end conflicts are resolved bring all closer together. Just as in life today times of crisis may be challenging. We may still find time to grin and laugh at the amusing things that life may bring us. In this series you will find yourself doing the same exact thing. Enjoying entertainment whether alone, with a friend or with family.

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Seasons
The Hunter
16. The Hunter
January 16, 1973
Bill Tanner, posing as a soldier he had killer earlier, is searching like a predator with Joe and his wagon stocked with goods as his prey. Waking one morning, Joe discovers his goods have been stolen from the wagon and that Bill is now using this as motivation for a good game of cat and mouse...providing more excitement for Bill and his hunt.
The Marriage of Theodora Duffy
15. The Marriage of Theodora Duffy
January 9, 1973
Griff posses as Theodora Duffy, the "wife" of a government agent in order to nab a group of wanted war criminals.
The Witness
14. The Witness
January 2, 1973
Candy is arrested after a man posses as him while robbing an old woman, causing her to suffer a heart attack. His fate is in the hands of a confident, yet inexperienced attorney.
First Love
13. First Love
December 26, 1972
Jamie falls in love with the abused wife of a highly unpopular schoolmaster of Virginia City.
The Bucket Dog
12. The Bucket Dog
December 19, 1972
The life of a dog is put on trial when Jamie falls in love with an Irish Setter, but his rightful owner would rather have him destroyed than live at the Ponderosa.
The Sound of Sadness
11. The Sound of Sadness
December 5, 1972
A lonely old man wants to adopt a pair of orphans, but he will need to get past the bureaucrats first, who may just shoot down his plans.
The Hidden Enemy
10. The Hidden Enemy
November 28, 1972
A new doctor in Virginia City is secretly fighting the demons of drug addiction, morphine to be precise.
Stallion
9. Stallion
November 14, 1972
Ben purchases a beautiful black stallion for Joe's birthday. This present would bring him both joy and sorrow as the horse is stolen and retrieved, yet tragedy will soon ensue.
The 26th Grave
8. The 26th Grave
October 31, 1972
When Samuel Clemens (AKA Mark Twain) comes nosing around town investigating a the mysterious death of miners, he starts an uprising with accusations of claim jumping and murder.
Ambush at Rio Lobo
7. Ambush at Rio Lobo
October 24, 1972
Outlaws await to rob a stage coach which contains Ben and a pregnant young woman on board.
New Man
6. New Man
October 10, 1972
A parolee is left in Ben's care and brought to the Ponderosa. Griff King has a hard time adjusting as a free man after being hired by Ben as a ranch hand.
Riot!
5. Riot!
October 3, 1972
Ben is taken as a hostage while inspecting conditions at a Nevada State Prison, as requested by the governor.
The Initiation
4. The Initiation
September 26, 1972
A boy is accidentally killed while performing an initiation in a secret club, and one of Jamie's friends is blamed for his death.
Heritage of Anger
3. Heritage of Anger
September 19, 1972
John Dundee, an ex-con is helped by Ben to readjust his life in the world. But things are complicated because of the men who framed him, his former business partners, failed to help out his wife as they had promised.
Forever (2)
2. Forever (2)
September 12, 1972
When the men arrive to retrieve the money owed to them, Alice is shot and killed in the ruckus. Joe begins a search for his wife's killers to bring them to justice.
Forever (1)
1. Forever (1)
September 12, 1972
Joe marries Alice Harper, but all is not bliss when a couple of men come to retrieve some money that Alice's brother owes.
Description

For a family oriented television series. Bonanza may be of interest to you. The show is at times funny and other times dramatic. A definite G rating makes it perfect for the whole family to enjoy. The time frame the show takes place is during the Civil war and post Civil war. Located near Virginia City, Nevada is a large ranch known as the Ponderosa. It is owned by Ben Cartwright. In the series Ben Cartwright is a single father with three sons. Adam Cartwright is the oldest. Followed by Hoss Cartwright and Little Joe Cartwright.

Each episode focuses on a specific issue. Sometimes the issue may be of inter-personal relationships involving the family. A prospective romance in the making, sibling rivalry or rebellion against family traditions usually can make for an interesting show.

However, some of the episodes' are not focused on family issues but rather community issues. How a community can pull together in the midst of crisis. Many times the pulling together is preceded by a division in the community. The crisis many times can still be viewed today in society as we know it.

Issues at hand may be with an unfair justice system. A man falsely accused. Somebody's greed that threatens the safety and security of the community. These are a sample of some of the issues that may be posed in the show. During the 50 minutes, the approximate time of each episode, struggles of personal and community values may be challenged but in the end conflicts are resolved bring all closer together.

Just as in life today times of crisis may be challenging. We may still find time to grin and laugh at the amusing things that life may bring us. In this series you will find yourself doing the same exact thing. Enjoying entertainment whether alone, with a friend or with family.

Bonanza is a series that is currently running and has 14 seasons (431 episodes). The series first aired on September 12, 1960.

Where to Watch Bonanza

Bonanza is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Bonanza on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, FlixFling, FuboTV, The Roku Channel Free, Sling and FlixFling VOD.

  • Premiere Date
    September 12, 1960
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (8,645)