I loved this program when it was first aired in the early 1990s, and I always thought it died a premature network death. Imagine my surprise when I discovered it on Hulu ... and imagine my chagrin when it was eliminated from their lineup, just as I was ready to sit down with episode 4. Decided I was willing to pay for the boxed DVD set from Amazon, and lo-&-behold (!!!), discovered it listed as a Prime streaming offering! The heart of the story is former Chicago lingerie salesman Dave Hart, who enters a midlife crisis after a cardiac "event." His wild-west fixation is made obvious when we become acquainted with his children -- son Zane, daughter Lamour, and younger son John Wayne (referred to as "Duke"). He pulls up stakes and moves his family to a tumbledown old ranch in a woebegone town in the southwest; everyone is miserable in this new environment, but his wife Allison lovingly supports his determination to live out his cowboy dreams, and his children cope-and-rebel at different times.
The cast is marvelous. Harley Jane Kozak plays the sweet, longsuffering wife Allison, Beau Bridges plays quirky, eccentric Dave, and his father, matinee idol Lloyd Bridges, plays the scraggly (but infinitely wise) old foreman. This is a great, imaginative, entertaining TV series, and I highly recommend it.