Obscurity factor: 7
Yesterdays post about the 1949 film Flamingo Road with Joan Crawford got me thinking about this series which was on for two seasons starting in 1980. It was NBC's answer to Dynasty and Knott's Landing. The pilot movie covers a lot of the ground covered in the feature film, but expands on it and draws conclusions that make it possible to draw the story out into a series. Some of the characters names are changed and some additional characters have been added. It's also brought up to contemporary times. Look for Stella Stevens as Lute May, owner of the town's honky tonk.
Above is part one of the 2 hour pilot film, uploaded to YouTube by DynastieFR2. The series has yet to be released on DVD.
Obscurity factor: 7 (vaguely remembered, not on DVD, available on YouTube)