Amanda Blake and Milburn Stone as Miss Kitty and Doc Adams
My parents and I had a weeknight routine for as long as I can remember – we’d arm ourselves with snacks each night at 10:30 and, as soon as the local news went off, we’d escape to Dodge City with Matt Dillon, Festus, Miss Kitty, and Doc Adams. Suffice to say I’ve seen every delectable episode of Gunsmoke more than once.
If you stop to think about it, this was one of the most perfect casts ever assembled – James Arness, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis, and Milburn Stone were phenomenal in their roles… each and every episode, they poured their all into this classic series and gave their fans more than we could have ever hoped for.
The complete series of Gunsmoke is available on dvd. Obviously, because it’s TWENTY seasons, the price can be a little high. Worth it? Absolutely… but kind of high nonetheless. It is available “used,” however, for less money. I think what I’m going to do (which will probably cost more money in the long run) is buy each season individually. I desperately want the series in my collection, though, so one way or another I’m going to buy it!