TV Show Reviews
Review of "Yellowstone"
airs Wednesdays 10/9c on The Paramount Network
I usually enjoy western series. I loved "Longmire,"
"Justified," and "Deadwood" because I grew up watching shows
like "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza" and "The Big Valley." Kevin
Costner has been in some great westerns, like "Silverado,"
"Dances with Wolves," and "Hatfields & McCoys". However, I
find this new series to be really boring. I just can't get
into it. Costner plays a rancher, John Dutton, who's trying
to save his land and business.
It's a shame, too,
because I also really like the actors who play his sons,
especially Luke Grimes and Wes Bentley. The show just pales
in comparison to more recent shows like "The Son" and "Hell
on Wheels." I guess it's just too ordinary.
does have one thing in common with "The Son," which is that
both are TV cable shows starring former movie stars, who are
playing against type. Both Pierce Brosnan (star of "The
Son") and Costner usually play good guys. In these series,
they're very flawed men who don't treat their families very
well. They just don't do J.R. that well.
The Dutton family fights to defend their ranch and their
way of life from an Indian reservation and land developers.
Medical issues and family secrets put strain on the Duttons,
and political aspirations and outside partnerships threaten
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