Thursday, June 30, 2011
Many of the story lines probably give a false sense of "old west justice and sense of fair play." But that's ok with me, I'm not really looking for a dead on realistic portrayal of the way it was. One example is when Matt knew a man had set up another man to be killed. He did this because he had fallen in love and promised the woman he wouldn't kill again. So he set the man up so that Matt would have to kill him. In the end his love interest also died. While Matt knew the man had caused both their deaths, he let the man go because he knew his conscience would bother him for the rest of his life.
Gunsmoke, it's more than just a western. Thank you James Arness.