Genre: Drama, Western
Premise: Ben Cartwright is the patriarch of an all-male Nevada ranching family. Set during and after the Civil War, ``Bonanza'' is the story of life on the family's thousand-acre spread, known as the Ponderosa, near Virginia City. Ben has his three sons, each with a different (and deceased) mother. Serious eldest son Adam hopes to follow in his father's footsteps; middle son Hoss is a gentle giant -- physically strong, but sometimes naive; and youngest son Little Joe is the most impetuous and romantic of the offspring.
S04, E33 (First Aired: May. 19, 1963)
Ben opposes a man (Carroll O'Connor) trying to take over the freight line, leaving Little Joe and the man's daughter in the middle.
S02, E11 (First Aired: Nov. 26, 1960)
An outlaw joins the Cartwrights' cattle drive, knowing it will take him to the town where his father is sheriff.