Was the Dukes of Hazzard tv series any good?

I decided to put a DVD of the Dukes of Hazzard tv series into my Netflix queue. Think this show has aged well? Worth watching?

It was dreadful at the time, so I think “aged well” is pretty much a non sequitur.

Strange how you never saw a black face in that part of Georgia (if that’s what it was).

Do you have an eight year old in the house? He’ll probably like it as much as eight year olds did 25 years ago.

I remember when I was a kid. It was on Fridays at 9, then it switched to Thursdays at 9, right after The Incredible Hulk.

They show DoH reruns on CMT (Country Music Television) and my god, is it fucking terrible.

Except for the sheriff of the next county over. He was black.

I don’t remember seeing that. Was he really black or were some people just saying he was near?

The only thing I can think of that justifies the existence of the Dukes of Hazzard is the line “it was right about then that the Duke boys realized they were in a bit of trouble.” (Not a quote, just a paraphrase) Applied liberally by the bots on MST3K it works quite well.

When I was a kid, my sister and I would insist on watching it for the first season. Because of the time and night, all our brothers and sisters were usually in the room for at least the first segment. That year, we were a Nielsen family.

You would occasionally. But after the pilot episode or so, the series was moved to California and it shows.

The show wasn’t great. It had trite, cheesy plots that rivaled Scooby Doo in simplicity. But the actors had a natural, easy chemistry (for proof, look at how awful it was when they replaced Bo and Luke with their “cousins” during a contract dispute), car chases, and real stunts which made it entertaining.

I only watched it to see Daisy. Now I know how to find better porn. If you don’t have fond memories of the show from watching it as a kid, I can’t imagine how any adult would enjoy “discovering” it now. It was offensive simplistic and repetitive and I loved t is as a kid. The theme song is still awesome though. Maybe you should just by a Waylon Jennings CD.

PS. I actually had a 1969 Dodge Charger while in high school. (same as the General Lee for those that don’t know)

I loved this show and watched it when I was a kid. I would not say it has aged well, but it is still fun to watch in a campy sort of way.

He was on-screen a few times, if that’s what you mean.

I always thought Sorrel Booke’s character had most of the best lines, rendering him rather more likeable than the rather priggish Dukes.

I watched it as a kid and liked it but eventually got tired of it. Bo and Luke were all kinds of hawt, which even then allowed me to overlook a myriad of flaws. Never saw the replacement cousins.

I loathed the show when it was on and refused to be in the same room during that dreaded hour. My brothers, though, who at the time were hovering around the 8-year-old mark, loved it. Of course I live in Kentucky, which is not only abundantly blessed with hillbillies and rednecks, but an actual Hazard as well (though the spelling is different). I wanted the whole thing to go away with all my snobbish teenaged might.

No, what he means is that you got whooshed, Blazing Saddles -style.

Yeah, I live in Hazard. Anytime I go on a road trip, I’m careful to say that I’m free Southeast Kentucky and not Hazard. If I tell someone the town’s name, I’ll invariably hear…“Oh, you mean like the Dukes of Hazzard?”

Kills me.

It’s a wonder they were able to make a show at all, considering what I read about it. I’m sorry, I have no links or cite for this information - maybe it was here that I read this, or maybe elsewhere. But much of the cast and crew were wired on cocaine. On the set of Dukes, coke use was so intense that they had lookouts on the perimeters of the set with walkie-talkies, to alert the crew when anyone was coming - especially if they were cops.

My brother got the DVD set(s?) when they came out. I had grown up watching the show with him as a weekly event. Him and his best friend often “played Dukes” in the yard.

I wasn’t as in to watching the DVDs as he was, but I admit it made for a few laughs. Boss and Roscoe are always funny. It’s funny that one of the main characters is named “Cooter.” I’m a woman and even I look at Daisy with awe…

I do believe there were some commentary tracks, and some interesting “reunion” extras. Those were neat.

You’ll know after you get the first disc whether or not you want to get more. Doesn’t cost you anything, right?