Stargirl and the Rifleman
Does anyone else like Stargirl? I love this show. Both Stargirl and the Rifleman have two blended families, one orphan, three families with original parents, and two widowed fathers.
Lucas tries not to keep anything from Mark. Lucas is more or less an open book-albeit with some closed chapters. Pat Dugan aka Stripesy, father of Mike and stepfather of Courtney, has been trying to protect Mike by keeping his superhero past from Mike.
The Gambler, one of the villians in Stargirl, pets his cat, much like Austin Stark in Spiked Rifle-and Marlon Brando in The Godfather.
Lucas and Mark have a close and affectionate relationship. Pat and Mike Dugan have a somewhat strained relationship-at least since Pat married Courtney's mother Barbara. Barbara and Mike are jealous of Pat and Courtney's growing relationship. The love between Pat and Mike is there, but we have not seen the affection between them. Of course, we know Lucas is widowed. We do not know what happened to Mike's mother. When we see the hug between Pat and Mike, I bet it will be a heartbreaker!