PILOT: Seven men unite to save a Seminole Indian village from The Ghosts of the Confederacy, a group of renegade soldiers threatening complete annihilation. The Seven courageously defend the village from the pillaging so... more »ldiers in this electrifying series premiere. ONE DAY OUT WEST: J.D. (Andrew Kavovit) volunteers to serve as a sheriff when a Federal Judge comes to clean up the town, and Judge Travis enlists the Seven to protect it. WORKING GIRLS: The town takes in a group of 'working girls' escaping from their vengeful master. SAFECRACKER: An ex-safecracker traveling through town is forced to return to her nefarious ways by an adamant ex-partner. WITNESS: Mary's (Laurie Holden) young son visits, only to be haunted by his memories of a rogue townsperson. Erza's (Anthony Starke) con-artist mother comes into town. NEMESIS: Chris pursues the man he believes is responsible for the murder of his wife and sons. The rest of the seven try their best to keep Chris from doing something he might regret. A reporter follows the men around to get a story. THE COLLECTOR: The Seven get involved when a "collector," Guy Royal, attempts to buy a string of homes: the future home of the railroad. Royal's hired gun has a bone to pick with Chris over an incident many years back. Josiah (Ron Perlman) is excited with his former love, saloon singer Emma comes to town. MANHUNT: Vin takes the lead in a manhunt to catch an escaped prisoner who took a local woman hostage. The girl's father, the local preacher, seeks vengeance. INMATE 78: Chris is arrested and thrown into a gulag-type prison camp while intervening in the arrest of an innocent man. He's subsequently informed that the sheriff identifies drifters who look like they have money, and arrests them on trumped-up charges until their families pay the bail. Vin, Ezra and the boys search for Chris when he doesn't return.« less
Love this show! The actors do a great job. Wish it had been on for longer.
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B.M. | PA, USA | 10/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed this series when it was originally on and was disapointed when it didn't come back. Then I found the massive following of fan fic generated by the show and really fell in love with the boys! Hallmark gave us a little taste though they commited sacrilege by chopping scenes out for commercials, but Showtime, God bless them, showed them to us starting back in the winter commercial free and whole.
As I watched the episodes on showtime, I really began to see what a good show this was! The people who pulled this and ruined it by moving it around so much really had no idea what they had! I mean, almost all shows start out a little rough, but this one was starting to really get going when they pulled the plug. It had great characters who really fit together well, great storylines, and so many possibilities!
There's a character for each of us--the hardened, battle-scarred and world-weary gun slinger, the charming, roguish ladies man and loyal friend, the quiet tracker and outdoorsman, the gun toting, whiskey drinking man of the cloth who lost his way but may have found it again in this town, the ex-slave who chose to care instead of hate and used his talents to help all, the idealist greenhorn who comes west hoping to make a name for himself and in the process finds friendship and brotherhood that will teach him to be a better man (and hopefully keep him from getting himself killed before he sees another birthday), and finally, last but certainly not least, the consumate southern gentlemen conman gambler (who maybe isn't really all that gentlemanly afterall, but makes up for it by being greatly charming and roguish in his own right!) who may have found a worthy purpose and a chance at a new life in this town. They all have their faults, their weaknesses, and their shortcomings, but that is what makes them so appealing--they're human beings, and we can relate to them. And they have a brotherhood and friendship that most of us want. And they're men, which in this day and age, is really getting harder to find....And they are just plain fun! Who else gets to use a cannon to blow up the enemy's flag or a store front or a slingshot to sling dynamite at the bad guys? Not to mention that it's the old west, so carrying fires arms and using them isn't a problem, especially when you have a gritty old warhorse of a boss like Judge Travis (who, for those interested in the movies, starred as the gambler in the first one). This was really a great show! But at least, now I can enjoy the show on DVD and further the adventures through the fanfic forums.
Note: as if you couldn't tell already, I personally loved this show and thought it buried the movies in it's dust. If you're looking for something like the movies, this isn't it, but watch this anyway--if you like westerns (or if you don't) you'll like this!"
The wait is over.
Randolph A. Sopicki | Spring Valley, Ca USA | 10/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The long wait is over. This program had such potential I was shocked when it was pulled. The characters were just great. The actors meshed perfectly. I have to agree with a previous reviewer that this television program left all of the movie sequels to the original in the dust. This was a great program with a fine cast. "
Amazon Has This One Messed Up
Lora K. Angley | 10/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Magnificent Seven: Complete First Season was not filmed in 1960 and did not star Yul Brynner. What's being released is a DVD of the CBS series from 1998 which starred Michael Biehn from The Terminator, Ron Perlman from Beauty and the Beast, Hellboy, and Eric Close from Without a Trace.
Hope Amazon corrects this soon. "
Brought the set because of all the good reviews.
Helen A | Sydney, Australia | 01/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having loved the original Magnificent Seven movie when I was growing up, I was curious to find that it had been made into a tv-series. Living in Australia we never got to see this show, but based on all the good reviews it was receiving on Amazon and the fact that it was only around $20, I thought I would risk it and buy a copy (I took a similar risk with Firefly and Waterfalls, buying them never having seen an episode, and ended up enjoying both of them, so I figured I was on a roll :-)
Well it was well worth the purchase! All the actors are great and have been perfectly cast into their roles. I loved the mix of humour, tension and action. I found that I ended up watching at least 2 or 3 episodes per sitting to see how the longer story arcs (which I won't give away) would progress. Each of the characters have been created as 3 dimensional people, with strengths and weaknesses. No one is all good or all bad (except maybe the "baddies" :-) Actually the show reminds me of another great tv-series western - Young Riders, only with adults instead of teenagers.
The only disappointing aspect of the box set is that there are no extras, however can't complain too much, since they did keep the price low.
I can't believe that they axed such a promising show, although from other reviewers' comments it looks like there was at least a season 2? Can't wait to buy it as well :-)
Anyway, if you are a fan of westerns (or even shows like Firefly which I guess is a sci-fi western), then you might want to give this one a go."
Mag7 DVD Review
Clara M. Moore | St. Charles, Mo. USA | 02/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was so happy that they brought this superb western to DVD. The only thing it is missing is comments and trailors from the actors themselves. Hopefully, when they bring out Season 2 on DVD, that oversight will be corrected."