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Posted on 3 November 2007 - 10:35 PM                                    
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The Coltons



Frank, Jesse, and Billy Colton are brothers in the bounty-hunting business. Their mother, affectionately known as Mama Colton, is the brains behind the operation.

A recent addition to the family has been Frog, a dog who was left behind when his previous owner was forced to assume a new identity.

 
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Posted on 4 November 2007 - 04:17 AM                                    
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I voted good. Have to say though that it bugs me somewhat that Jesse played the role of a villain at first in Ma Dalton before switching camps. Of course coming to think of them as bounty hunters, they would've been better of as cops. Jesse and Frank were the typical bad cop/good cop characters in a way.

I'd say they added a lot mainly to the fifth season, each character got their chance to shine in their own episode with Jesse and Billy showing up twice.

In all: Ma Dalton, Black Corsage, Second Chance, Black Rhino and Squeeze Play are episodes amongst my favourites. From charity work in Thailand to a crazy adventure in Africa. And in nearly each episode a great fight. What more do you want? Of course there's still the episode many of us didn't like.
The Colton episode itself. Most of doesn't like just because Mac only shows up in the beginning and the end. If it was sold, we probably would talk more different.

Now more about the characters.
About Jesse Colton. I'm glad they gave him a... 'Second Chance' to proof he's not such a bad guy after all. Of course his only mistake was that he did it for the money.

Frank is more of a ladies man and enjoys life more. He's also smarter than Jesse no doubt. Jesse means brawl, Frank is more brains, however Jesse has to come up with all the plans. Of course he said it himself in The Coltons that he's at least four years older and there for wiser. Correct me if I'm wrong but he said so because it's true.

Billy, the youngest, well, he's the one who still needs to learn a lot about working the field. He's impulsive and that might work in his disadvantage. However he seems the one with a sense of humor. However that was just only briefly in Black Rhino when the guy says: 'Hang him!'
'Hang?'

Mama Colton. She's someone you don't want to fight with I think. She's disciplined but likes to gossip too much. But I think you can learn a lot from her. Also she has a sense of humor. It's just hilarious to see her running after Ricky in Squeeze Play and screaming: 'Help! Thief!'
Still I liked the way she handled Ricky after he stole the baseball cards. It wasn't a real punishment but a great way to learn something.

Frog: I guess we all agree on him. Mean and ugly. biggrin.gif

 
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Posted on 4 November 2007 - 04:41 AM                                    
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Yeah, I think The Coltons were a great addition to the MacGyver universe. A bounty-hunting family is a pretty neat idea- at least I can't think of many others in the TV world. And I think the fact that they dealt in a serious business but were still a family with their own sibling squabbles and rivalries and such- and all 3 were basically grown men but still got fussed over by their Mama- that was pretty funny. It made for good dynamics- and plus, I think The Coltons kind of had their own style in capturing bad guys. As I've said before, if The Coltons TV show had really been made, I probably would have watched it- and not necessarily just for the MacGyver connection.
But anyway- I thought "Ma Dalton" was a great introduction for Jesse Colton as an initial adversary to MacGyver until they become friends by the end and was pleasantly surprised to see him return in "Second Chance". I thought that was another good episode and good to see Jesse and MacGyver working together in that one. And Frank Colton was great in "The Black Corsage" and I loved his relationship with his dog, Frog. Ha- Frog is great! (I love dogs!) biggrin.gif
And then we get to meet Billy Colton in "Black Rhino"- a powerful episode in itself just for its theme. And Billy shows up again in MacGyver's dream in "Serenity". And I thought Della Reese was a great choice for Mama Colton in "Squeeze Play". She did a great job of being a tough lady but at the same time had a tender and loving heart- and I thought it was funny seeing her fussing and worrying over her boys in "The Coltons".
Overall I enjoyed all of The Colton family and think they make a great set of allies for MacGyver.
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Posted on 4 November 2007 - 10:15 AM                                    
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I think over all I enjoyed the Coltons. They where a useful edition for MacGyver, with their connections and street smarts provided another useful resource for MacGyver to call upon when needed.

I particularly like Jesse in Ma Dalton. I thought he was quite entertaining.
(side note: Richard Lawson starred along side RDA in the movie Pandora's clock)

Over all the Coltons where an enjoyable edition to the show, with (for me at least) the right combination of drama and humor.

 
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I liked them and the whole bounty hunting dynamic they brought to the show. Jesse is my favorite. I love his sense of humor, his street sense, and that he has some conflicts of his own (the son he didn't know he had). The son thing is a little bit of a cliche and a pet peeve of mine (why I don't like The Stringer), but I think it does humanize him and make him more than a caricature.

 
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Posted on 23 December 2007 - 11:28 AM                                    
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The Coltons are a riot. I loved all four of them. They definitely had their own style in going after bad guys, and were great for comic relief. Also, Jesse, Frank, and Billy were very much "mama's boys" to a certain extent, and that contradiction in their characters made the whole thing funnier. I also really wish the spinoff series had been made; I would have watched it for sure.

 
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I love the Coltens. I think that they add a wonderful dimension to the MacGyver Universe. I still haven't been able to bring myself to watch the episode of 'The Coltens', though... without MacGyver in more than just the intro and adieu, it just doesn't intrigue me enough to watch it.

But I will watch it eventually! Everything in its own time... smile.gif

 
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I enjoyed the Coltons.
But the episode where Jesse learns he has a son-that kid with his "You are not my fajjjja" accent (like the Dutch guy in Austin Powers) is so frickin' cheesy that I laugh out loud every time I watch it. I know it's supposed to be serious but the way that kid talks cracks me up every time. It's hard for me to take the episode seriously.

 
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I love all the Coltons! Jesse and Frank were awesome. Billy and momma were great too.

 
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Yeah John I agree. The Coltons are great.

 
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I liked the Coltons pretty well.

 
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sak.gif They were a interesting bunch.

 
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Thought these guys were okay. Although MacGyver evolved with every season, I always felt that the introduction to the Coltons that veered Mac to a very common ground.

I guess being a fan of the early stuff, occasional characters that interfered in Mac's missions were always more amusing that those that became a part of his everyday life. Even though regulars such as Pete, Jack & Penny were like this, they formed part of the cast you would come to expect.

The adventures of the Coltons always seemed less than exciting to me as opposed to Penny getting herself into the usual kind of trouble.

 
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The Coltons were a great addition. How each had their own introduction episode. One better than the other sometimes. Second Chance is good one and I like the Mac and Billy chemistry in Black Rhino. Also Squeeze Play is a good one. I really like Frank as being the older and wiser one (the good cop), Jesse being younger and there for a little more aggressive (the bad cop) and Billy being the youngest and eager (the rookie) to do something. And Mama Colton being strict and keeping everyone together. That is something I really liked about Mama Colton in Squeeze Play how she reminded Mac that he promised her to help her if the boys weren't around and how Mac humbly acknowledges with: 'Yes, ma'am.' biggrin.gif

 
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Ma Colton's great. Definitely my favourite of the family laugh.gif

 
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Never really liked Coltons and those episodes are my least liked generally.

 
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