Remember all those TV shows set in the great state of Texas?

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Me either.

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So I'm taking you on a fun, karate-chop-filled REMINDER of some iconic Texas television offerings, "steering" clear of the usual clichés about BBQ, cowboys, and big hats.


DIVING INTO THE DRAMA OF "DALLAS"

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1. "Dallas" (1978-1991, 2012-2014)

"Dallas," the ultimate prime-time soap opera, captivated audiences with the dramatic tale of the Ewing family and their oil empire.


LAUGHS AND LIFE LESSONS WITH "KING OF THE HILL"

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2. "King of the Hill" (1997-2010)

Mike Judge and Greg Daniels created this beloved animated sitcom about propane salesman Hank Hill and the quirky residents of Arlen, Texas.

The show's subtle humor and genuine heart have made it a cherished part of Texan culture.


ACTION AND ADVENTURE IN "WALKER, TEXAS RANGER"

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3. "Walker, Texas Ranger" (1993-2001)

Chuck Norris starred as Cordell Walker, a Texas Ranger with strong morals.

Norris's martial arts skills and magnificent beard were equally impressive in this action-packed series.


SMALL TOWN STORIES IN "FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS"

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4. "Friday Night Lights" (2006-2011)

This critically acclaimed drama, inspired by a book and film, explored the lives of a high school football team, their families, and the community in Dillon, Texas.

Its focus on characters and their challenges struck a chord with many a Texas Ma and Pa, and Uncle Rico.


MYSTERIOUS ENCOUNTERS IN "THE LEFTOVERS"

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5. "The Leftovers" (2014-2017)

Set in fictional Jarden, Texas, this intriguing drama delved into the aftermath of a mysterious global event where 2% of the population vanished.

Its unique premise made it an unforgettable Texas-based series.


SUPERNATURAL THRILLS IN "MIDNIGHT, TEXAS"

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6. "Midnight, Texas" (2017-2018)

This supernatural drama, based on Charlaine Harris's book series, took viewers to the strange town of Midnight, Texas, showcasing its peculiar inhabitants, including a psychic, a vampire, and a were-tiger.

Celebrating the Diversity of Texas TV Shows

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These six memorable "Texas-set" TV shows have entertained us over the years with drama, supernatural occurrences, and heartwarming stories.

And proves that Texas will always be an engaging and visually stunning backdrop for many iconic series, in years to come.

Let me know what you think at nico@klaq.com

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