The Last Farewell

Little House on the Prairie

Rarely does a series finale end up with a bang, let alone with a literal one. Little House on the Prairie did that with The Last Farewell, the series’ last episode seeing the town of Walnut Grove being razed from the face of the Earth. As New York Times noted in 1986 (two years after […]

Sylvia – The Horrors of a Small Town

Little House on the Prairie

Life did have its surprises in Little House on the Prairie, even if the action of the series took place in a smaller town. The two-part episode Sylvia proved just that – although we believed that we came to know everybody until season 7, we were proved wrong. It was as if the small town […]

The Terrifying Little House On The Prairie

Little House on the Prairie

Sometimes criticized for depicting an idyllic life in the prairie (when the conditions were actually very harsh), Little House on the Prairie didn’t lack the scenes and moments when it instilled genuine terror into the viewer’s mind. And the best one to make you jump from your seat was by far Michael Landon, who probably […]

Michael Landon Classic TV Icon

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The first TV starring role for Michael Landon was in “Bonanza”.   He played the youngest son and hot head, Little Joe Cartwright.  Michael Landon was just 22.  “Bonanza ran for 14 seasons and Michael Landon stayed with the series throughout its run. During the years of “Bonanza” little Joe Cartwright with his good looks turned […]

Little House On The Prairie An American Classic

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Little House on the Prairie was a TV western series loosely based on the Little House books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  It was the story of a family in the 1800s living on a farm in Walnut Grove Minnesota. The story was directed by Michael Landon who also played the role of  the father […]