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What are the best western TV shows?

The Old West (often referred to as the Wild West) is a period in American history starting at the end of the Civil War all the way to the early 1900s. It was during this time that pioneers moved westward in search of land, wealth, better lives, and on some occasions, to escape the law. In terms of geography, the Old West spans the entire Mississippi River, from Minnesota to Louisiana, covering roughly 31 states. Many consider the Old West as one of the best times in American history. Many historians and artists called it the "winning of the West" that heralded the triumph of "civilization" over "savagery". It was a time of adventuring, discovery, and gold rushes but it was also a time filled with a lot of hardships.

The Old West is a favorite genre for modern media such as in films, to the point where it started to romanticize its stories rather than focusing on facts. We can't blame them though as there were plenty of myths and legends to draw inspiration from. The time of the Old West might be over but it has had a lasting effect on the imagination of Americans to this day. Outside of films, the Old West has been an inspiration for literature, games, and TV shows. Let's focus on that latter part, shall we? There have been various Western TV shows through the years and if you want to check them out, have a look at our list below. We've included some of the best Western TV shows that you can start watching today.

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  1. 1Gunsmoke

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    Gunsmoke is one of the best Western TV shows that came out during the 1950s. It's available in either black and white or in full color versions. It was a show that had a great story bolstered by an talented cast.

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  1. 2Westworld

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    Westworld is one of the top Western TV shows available right now with a unique premise and an ensemble cast. It has mixed the western and sci-fi genre in order to create a riveting story full of twists and turns.

  2. 3Longmire

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    Longmire is a western TV show mixed together with the crime drama genre to appeal to a broader audience and it succeeds in the attempt. It takes the old and mixes some of the new from incredible entertainment.

  1. 4Deadwood

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    Deadwood is one of the more underrated western TV show to have come out in recent years. From the great cast performances to the gritty take on western culture and history, there is a lot to like about this show.

  2. 5Godless

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    Godless in a new western TV show by Netflix that introduces artful cinematography backed by great writing and cast performances. This is one of the best western TV shows to check out today.

  3. 6The Wild Wild West

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    The Wild Wild West is a fictional action and adventure television series that features Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Dick Cangey. It was created by Michael Garisson and was released in the United States on September 17, 1965.

  4. 7Hell on Wheels

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    Hell on Wheels is a western drama television series that features Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, and Robin McLeavy. It was created by Joe Gayton and Tony Gayton, and was released by American Movie Classics (AMC) on November 6, 2011.

  5. 8Wynonna Earp

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    Wynonna Earp is a dramatic fantasy and action television series that features Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, and Dominique Provost-Chalkley. It was created by Emily Andras and was released in the United States on April 1, 2016.

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    Anonymous
    May 23, 2018
    "Godless on Netflix is an action packed western drama mini series. If you like westerns, then this is for you and even if you normally don't like me, the plot is interesting enough to keep you watching. I think the acting is great and there are just enough episodes to make you watch them all."
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    Anonymous
    May 23, 2018
    "I really love Westworld. It's one of my favorite shows on air right now, don't get me wrong, but I'm not sure I would classify it strictly as a "western". Part of the story takes place in an environment similar to the Old West, but overall, it is more sci-fi and thriller than it is western."
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    Westworld
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    Anonymous
    May 18, 2018
    "One of the best crime shows i have seen, i did not even know about it till it was recommended to me by a friend. It just has a pace that will keep you at the edge of your seats throughout. I just wish there were more episodes since i watched them all ."
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    Hell on Wheels
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    Anonymous
    May 11, 2018
    "I tried I really tried, but this show is not good at all, the characters are flat and predictable. The storylines are bad, and just overall it is a no sadly, my husband and I were hoping for a good modern day western and this just did not pan out."
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    Longmire
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    Anonymous
    May 23, 2018
    "I mean, it is a western themed TV show but its definitely not the "best" out there. Deadwood is pretty new too considering it came out in 2004 but it doesn't beat the classics that came out in the 60's-80's."
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    Anonymous
    May 14, 2018
    "I loved watching this show with my parents when I was a child. So, I was happy to find the first season. It has a lot of action and adventure. I definitely recommend this TV season of the Wild Wild West."
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    The Wild Wild West
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    Anonymous
    May 21, 2018
    "Love this classic series! Great acting."
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    Gunsmoke
This list is about What are the best western TV shows
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1GunsmokeTV Shows 14 Paid
2WestworldTV Shows 11 Paid
3LongmireTV Shows 11 Paid
4DeadwoodTV Shows 9 Paid
5GodlessTV Shows 8 Paid
6The Wild Wild West TV Shows 7 Paid
7Hell on WheelsTV Shows 7 Paid
8Wynonna EarpTV Shows 0 Paid
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