Interesting that Ken Tucker doesn't mention Maverick. And I think he's a bit unfair to Gunsmoke. In its early days, Gunsmoke was among the more serious drama series on TV. But there was one episode where it was strongly implied that Matt and a woman of the night may have got a bit too friendly, and the series drew a lot of criticism. After that, is when it became more what Ken recalls. As for Have Gun, Will Travel, I just have a hard time imagining it without Richard Boone.