‘Bonanza’ was a real western for the ages; it had cowboys, ranches and most of all, action and drama, what else could you possibly need in a western? Ben and his sons tend to their ranch and defend one another no matter the cost. The incredible show went off the air back in 1973, but it still has a warm place in our hearts.
The producers went to every measure to make sure there was not one lead character, but rather all four main characters on the same footing. They gave each character the same amount of screen time in the intro and even went as far as changing up the order in which they are mentioning the characters.