Chuck Norris’ karate-kicking Texas Ranger has returned to the small screen, only now he’s played by Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and the title has been reduced down from Walker: Texas Ranger to simply Walker. Both iterations are, of course, part of a proud lineage of television westerns, descended from the likes of Bonanza and Gunsmoke back in the 50s.

While the genre took a dip in popularity in the late 20th century, when your choices were basically Doctor Quinn: Medicine Woman or starve, recent years have seen the TV oater, if not exactly soar in popularity, then at least claw back some of its former prominence. So if you’ve got a hankering to binge some six guns and sweet hats, try your hand at some of these.


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