I was an adult working in local TV before I came to appreciate Bonanza. Growing up it came on at a "bad" time - I was either too young (early years), or mostly watched other stuff because we didn't get home from church until half way through. Who wanted to watch the last half of an hour western? Not me - at least if there was a half hour show or variety show opposite (which happened more often than not). At that TV station we ran Bonanza every afternoon. By the time it aired, production had slowed or stopped (I did commercial production and directed newscasts) and we were transitioning production for the 6pm news. I saw lots of episodes those years and really enjoyed them - far more than I'd expected. The outdoors sets always bothered me a bit but I could look past them (after all, they *are* well done for sets). I've still not watched that S1 set of Father Knows Best. I've mentioned before that, as a kid, I had issues with (i.e. didn't like) the moral talk dad gave one or both kids at the end. I watched it regularly and really enjoyed the "meat" of the show but felt it frequently bordered on maudlin (though I didn't know that term at the time) during that ending talk. I saw it again as a young adult (twenties) and felt the same. I'm curious to see if my opinion changes. Donna Reed was always a "babe" yet came off as a "regular mom" or the "down home" girl in everything she did. I *really* wish whoever holds the rights to her show would let go and get it unstalled. I want to see it all again - even the "Trish" years.