If you wanna a slap in the face show this is it. I can just say hold on and enjoy the ride. The Duntons never have a dull moment . I’ve always wanted to visit Montana but I’ll wait til the Duntons move. Just when you think it can’t get any worse ...well it does. There is no law ..Enjoy the show:)
Yellowstone is very much a modern day take on episodic family dramas like Dallas or Dynasty - save for the modern day cynicism and violence of nature overtones. Season 1 is a good opening to what I assume will be a good multi-season run, and like most beginnings, this one will spend a good amount of time shifting between past and present, as well as basking in exposition. But that’s not to say there’s not a good story being told at the same time. We travel through a wide cast of characters, digging deep into their personal prowesses, which builds the backbone of the narrative involving men versus nature, the struggles of old American tribes and their plight against the past, a father and his drive to maintain his land for a fractured family. So basically: while this maybe compared to lighter affairs, and even attractive to those that love them - Yellowstone is far darker and morose, featuring violence, sex and hard language not meant for a lot of the viewers that may want to buy into this world - but instead, this is a series more in line with audiences that love long-form crime stories, like the Sopranos or Boardwalk Empire, or even Deadwood, with a smattering of some soap opera-esque tones of shoes like Little House on the Prairie, Dallas and Dynasty. It should also be noted that this series was created by star individual who wrote Sicario, Hell or High Water and Wind River - if you’re a fan of these films, this is definitely one for you.
Yellowstone is a great series that centers around a family that lives and works on the largest ranch in Montana. Kevin Costner is the lead character, John Dutton, along with other wonderful cast members (Cole Hauser, Kelly Reilly, Gil Birmingham, Luke Grimes, Danny Huston). The setting and scenery are beautifully shot, and the music/soundtrack are great. We binge-watched the entire season in two evenings, including the multiple bonus features. Highly recommend!
Heard about this one from a friend and decided to add to my collection. Glad I did, Costner is a great Cowboy! well written and well cast, this is different and entertains
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
If you haven't watched this show, you're missing out! Best Buy in Henrietta had this available for me the same day it came out, and I have already ordered Season 2. Awesome that Best Buy always has the latest and greatest for people to always have their favorites handy! Also makes for a great gift for a father, grandfather or brother!
As far as I'm concerned, writer (and in this case director as well) Taylor Sheridan can do no wrong. He's doing a great service to western fans by keeping the genre alive in this modern, neo-western kinda stories. This is a show that gets better as it goes along, and Kevin Costner is giving his all into it.
The bluray's video compression drives circles around the streaming version of the show, and the audio is also far more dynamic in it's losses surround state.
I've been watching this from the start...the entire cast is awesome. It's a little "dark" for Costner...but the writers are excellent and I was hooked from the first 30 minutes into episode #1.
WELL worth the investment to watch it...I've bought the disc so I can rip it to my file server and watch it whenever I want.