Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Drama, Family, Romance

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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the nineteenth century American Midwest.


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Blanche Hanalis

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4 August 2017 | liamforeman
| More sin than Dynasty!!
This "family values" show had it all: bullying, statutory rape by a mime with a resultant pregnancy, premarital sex and other out of wedlock births, infidelity, kidnappings on numerous occasions, death from anthrax and typhus, morphine drug addiction, arson, murder, theft, adultery, teen marriage and divorce, lies, deceit, assault, attempted murder, runaways, fat shaming, bed-wetting or just wetting yourself in public for no reason, racism, prostitution, suicide, alcoholism, old lady faking her death so her kids would visit, raising a poor child in a cage to be on the circus circuit as the Wild Boy, a rich biyatch who fakes paralysis so they will shoot and kill her enemy friend's horse, death from AIDS, San Francisco bath houses, and lots of deaths, including a poor infant baby whose head was used to bash out a window of a burning blind school.....

And this is in a town of like 20 people!!!! I really loved this show. Love it even more as an adult.

It's supposed to be based around the life of Laura, who lies, steals, cheats, puts apples in her dress to look older, gets married at 16 and then becomes a shrew to her bi-curious husband Zaldamo.

When I started watching Dynasty my parents were okay with it because as they said "It can't be worse than what you were exposed to with Little House on the Prairie!" You have to read between the lines though the writers really don't give you much space, it's all pretty obvious. I'd watch it with a nice cabernet, and down a glass every time Laura or anyone performs the "TARA", the Turn And Run Away, whenever she's confronted with her evil sinful actions.

We're supposed to like Laura, but she is spoilt and a criminal. Nellie Oleson was the star. She needed more screen time. In fact the show should have been called "Rich Mercantile on the Prairie" and focused on the Olesons.....

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