After reading poor reviews from private online sellers, such as customers having difficulty playing episodes, we decided to purchase the Yellowstone series directly from Best Buy. We bought all three available DVD seasons for grandparents who lack efficient internet to stream TV/movies. Two seasons arrived within days and one delayed season still arrived earlier than the expected delivery date. We are pleased with our purchase and with consistent email updates regarding shipping and delivery.
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.
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.
Yellowstone is a new addiction for you if you have never seen it - we don't have access to the streaming TV channel you must own to watch it, so we bought the DVD based on a recommendation from a friend. This one is a classic - be forewarned, it will be hard not to binge episode to episode!