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Texas Ranch House DVD 2PK
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110 degrees. 200 cows. 47,000 acres. And 15 people. Can they make it? Welcome to Texas, 1867, where modern-day time-travelers find themselves struggling to get a real-life ranch up and running. Narrated by native Texan and actor Randy Quaid, Texas Ranch House follows the daily life of a brave and diverse group of cowboys-at-heart who discover how the myth of the American West meshes with reality and explore the country's diverse ancestry.
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PBSTexas Ranch House DVD 2PK

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Who won the Big T?

By Luz de Espana

from New York City, NY

Comments about PBS Texas Ranch House DVD 2PK:

This winners are the Indians. They came off the best. The rest of the participants acted like they were on an expensive but rustic vacation and quarreled over nothings, got soreheads when they should have been working hard, or were unable to rise to the demands of their situations. The narration was excellent; it pointed out that these playtime cowboys who didn't start work until midmorning were a far cry from the real ones back in the 1860's, who got up at dawn, tired out half a dozen horses during the day, and did,t quit until it got too dark. The women may have had a harder time, having to wear bundles of sweaty clothing in Texas heat and wash everything-- long skirts, pantalettes, crinolines, corsets, camisoles, blouses and shawls by hand, after cooking, pumping water, laundering, feeding animals and gardening dressed in all those layers. Small wonder they rebelled, and then, small wonder the men seemed to act like they were uglies and resented them instead of lending a hand. Only several of the participants had enough initiative to make a go of it-- the fashionnable girl who was supposed to be a domestic helper turned out to be an accomplished horsewoman, and she got into the saddle and rode in the cattle drive, even when the men tried to freeze her out. And also the young man who came from a home schooled family who took over the job of cook after the first participant proved totally incompetent. I guess it is just as true today as it was in 1867, that people with backbone, grit and initiative will turn adverse conditions to their benefit. A lesson we all could learn again!

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Did not like it

By Mary

from Spring, TX

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Comments about PBS Texas Ranch House DVD 2PK:

I have watched several of the other series of this type, and each and every family has to learn to live in the time period and not fight it. This series has gone off the rails. I have expected several times that an expert would come and counsel them, but there have not been any. I am just very disappointed with this show. It is more like a Survivor type of feel and my family just watches the show and then sits and complains about it for the next hour. I am only halfway through, so maybe it will get better, but I would not recommend this one!


Texas Ranch exposes weaknesses

By John

from Boonville, NY

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Comments about PBS Texas Ranch House DVD 2PK:

The end interviews of the participates, tells all. If you have any farming experience, even just keeping a garden, this will show you how far ahead you are of most people, including the people in this show. At the same times that we saw their weaknesses, we also learn how the people of the time had to work to survive. I would watch it again given a chance.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Fantasy land!

By Geno

from Alpine, Texas

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Comments about PBS Texas Ranch House DVD 2PK:

This is about as imbecilic a program as one can find on TV. The plot, the characters, the development, pretending to be 1860"s people who know and show nothing but 2005 attitude. If you like fantasy, preposterousness,the inconceivable, this one is for you.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


The Best PBS Reality Show

By Tommy

from Chicago, IL

Comments about PBS Texas Ranch House DVD 2PK:

Very interesting to watch, if you like outdoors, cowboys, horses, country living, and a great adventure this is it! A must see.

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