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    Yellowstone TV series.
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    Did anyone else watch the just concluded first season of this contemporary Western series?

    Not for the squeamish or faint of heart but, IMO, the best, most entertaining thing on TV since (or before) the Sopranos. This is the Montana Mafia. There are no "good guys". Still, I found myself rooting for all of the several battle to the death protagonist.

    Interesting, non-sympathetic characters, fuzzy geography, non-stop overlapping crises, acceptably realistic cowboying, a little fast and loose with tribal gaming laws, a little raw, semi-explicit sexuality... a hint of Wounded Knee..something for everyone.

    You had to see it from the first scene and not miss a minute or you will never catch up. I can't wait till series, in production, resumes next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    Did anyone else watch the just concluded first season of this contemporary Western series?
    I watched the first two episodes. I don't like soap operas, so when the 'drama' went over the top, I lost interest. Sorry. Glad you enjoy it!
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    I have to agree with Atticus on this one. Hey, miracles can happen. It is certainly entertaining and dark and at times quite intelligent, but the characters are too stereotypical and Kelly Reilly, as the alcoholic slut, is awful. It is a soap, and some soaps can be grand, but the female characters are beyond the writer's grasp. Too bad as the writer Taylor Sheridan did that wonderful "Sicario" ,and it's not so wonderful sequel.
    I would recommend "The Son" with Pierce Brosnan, another western family drama set in Texas in the early 1900's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyp View Post
    wonderful "Sicario" ,and it's not so wonderful sequel.
    Agree completely. They really needed Emily Blunt again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyp View Post
    .... Too bad as the writer Taylor Sheridan did that wonderful "Sicario" ,...
    Sheridan also gets monster props from me for writing Wind River (best movie I saw in '17). He also wrote '17 best pic nominee Hell or High Water and showed great acting chops in Sons of Anarchy.

    If Amazon Prime will cooperate, will give this one a shot tonite.
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    Sheridan also gets monster props from me for writing Wind River (best movie I saw in '17).
    Also thought Wind River was best movie I saw this year. Watched that and Three Billboards on my flight to Korea - two great movies.
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    I missed Wind River on first run because I chose not to see it alone..now what?

    As to "soaps" and stereotyped characters, I posit that any TV series with sustaining characters and rolling crises is a soap. Dallas, Dynasty, Sopranos, Breaking Bad, 24 come to mind. And, all character parts are stereotypes. That is what the actors are portraying. The script may turn dark and may disappoint you but so be it.
    I had never heard of Kelly Reilly and don't know why they cast a British actress in that part but I think she adds some humor and makes an excellent 21st century Montana slut.
    To each his own.
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    Also thought Wind River was best movie I saw this year. Watched that and Three Billboards on my flight to Korea - two great movies.
    One thing that impressed me about Wind River - the lead actor was Jeremy Renner, who was great in the role. But he also played Mayor Carmen Polito of Camden, NJ in American Hustle. Two diametrically opposite roles and he was tremendous in both. I think that's a mark of a great actor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    I missed Wind River on first run because I chose not to see it alone..now what?....
    It's on Netflix.
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    Just because I think it's a soap on steroids doesn't mean I have stopped watching and will watch the next season as well. Taylor Sheridan gets many kudos from me, but rightly has been criticized for having a an unbalanced view of the genders. In this me too era that can be problematic. Also as a long time former resident of Utah I appreciate Sheridan showing off the natural wonders of the state, in Yellowstone and Wind River.
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