Yellowstone

skinney_7

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This series has some awesome potential I think. Being stewards of the land many don't understand a lot more goes on than meets the eye, but we'll see how much hollywood amplifies fiction once again. Regardless Taylor Sheridan, who wrote Sicario, and Hell or High Water strung this up also.

 

hermosabeach

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I have to ask the political question..... What is his Anti 2-A Stance

Skip to the 1:18 Mark-

OK with Hunting
Ok with More Gun Laws

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/01/robert-farago/kevin-costner-pro-gun-control-fudd/

Costner said:
Look, in this politically-charged [climate], my wife got me a shotgun, ’cause I hunt. And she got me an heirloom. And I know that there’s a lot of thoughts about guns, and…[it’s] almost like race, almost like black or white, you’re either on one side or you’re on the other. I own guns and, for myself, I hope that there are stricter gun laws. I’m all for it. I’m not so black or white about that.​
 
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I have to ask the political question..... What is his Anti 2-A Stance

Skip to the 1:18 Mark-

OK with Hunting
Ok with More Gun Laws

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/01/robert-farago/kevin-costner-pro-gun-control-fudd/

Costner said:
Look, in this politically-charged [climate], my wife got me a shotgun, ’cause I hunt. And she got me an heirloom. And I know that there’s a lot of thoughts about guns, and…[it’s] almost like race, almost like black or white, you’re either on one side or you’re on the other. I own guns and, for myself, I hope that there are stricter gun laws. I’m all for it. I’m not so black or white about that.​
Sigh.......another harveyweird actor gets x'd off my list.......:confused:
 

skinney_7

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"Almost" had to turn it off in the opener, when they barrel out of the truck, throw the pullers over the fence, kid has time to put on sleeves, pulls a calf that's about 250lbs and it takes off running like it's a month old... I thought Kevin would have said, guys, guys, come on now, this has got to look somewhat real.
 
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Greg Langelius *

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DVR'd it. Halfway through the first episode I deep-sixed it, and the second episode.

I never liked soaps, I especially didn't like Dallas, and I'm sure and hell not going to waste anymore time on prime time soaps.

RIP Yellowstone.

Besides, there simply has to be some form of Karmic penalty for pissing on gun owners. I don't care that it's a script, he chose to play it.

...And yes, that bit about the calf scampering off was purely plastic.

Greg
 
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IDK why shows like this don't spend some of their PR/hype $ on a technical adviser that can at least make things somewhat realistic. The previously mentioned calf delivery scene, backing a freshly caught mustang stud off a stock trailer with a halter and lead rope, the totally dufus cattle auction scene where they are supposedly selling a bull while milling a bunch of yearling heifers around in front of the supposed auction block and taking bids from wooden numbers like they were at a London antique auction in a theater-like setting, then discussing breaking the "spirit" of that same mustang stud all made me want to gag. Turned it off halfway through the first episode. The scenery is the only redeemable feature of the show IMHO.
 
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It is a little hokey. All of the "Them & Us" BS. The Cowboys hate the transplants, the American Indians hate the cowboys, the transplants hate all of the natives. I just came from Montana in May and the scenery is the best part of the show and everyone seemed to be getting along pretty well. The funny part is that I know and am friends with another type of local business baron who reminds me a lot of Dutton (Costner's character). He is rich beyond belief, flies around in a fancy chopper and private jet. Drives a 4x4 Ford around home while the Roll Royce and AMG sit in the garage. He drives some of the fastest drag cars on earth for fun and is damn good at it. Has a whole heap of kids and grand kids, most of whom are in the business in some form or fashion. Has a grand-daughter who was hell on wheels when she was younger. Wild enough to shoot at as they would say. Over all though, he and his family are good, honest, local people who just happened to succeed in business. Their empire is important but so is family and community, etc. So, as a whole the Yellowstone seemed kind of real life familiar to me.

Some of the plot and scenes are far fetched to pure BS. Like re-routing the river by blowing up one of the mountains. Would take more dynamite than a pack horse could carry to do that. The pansy-ass lawyer son is painfully pathetic. The slutty daughter is a bad boy's dream but those type of gals are hard to find and harder to keep. The baby boy/former seal seems to be a character who has not yet been fully unpeeled. Seems a little too quick to kill. In first episode he kills his brother in law to save his brother who died anyway. In about episode 3 he kills two more lowlife types. Outside of combat or some really rough police assignments, most go thru life with only a handful of such life/death encounters. Poor ole Casey has had multiples in three weeks. That level of violence might exist in Chicago but Montana? Doubt it. I still think I will watch it a bit longer. But I liked Sons of Anarchy too and it was pretty hokey also. It is fantasy, and not much more.

Irish
 
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It is a little hokey. All of the "Them & Us" BS. The Cowboys hate the transplants, the American Indians hate the cowboys, the transplants hate all of the natives. I just came from Montana in May and the scenery is the best part of the show and everyone seemed to be getting along pretty well. The funny part is that I know and am friends with another type of local business baron who reminds me a lot of Dutton (Costner's character). He is rich beyond belief, flies around in a fancy chopper and private jet. Drives a 4x4 Ford around home while the Roll Royce and AMG sit in the garage. He drives some of the fastest drag cars on earth for fun and is damn good at it. Has a whole heap of kids and grand kids, most of whom are in the business in some form or fashion. Has a grand-daughter who was hell on wheels when she was younger. Wild enough to shoot at as they would say. Over all though, he and his family are good, honest, local people who just happened to succeed in business. Their empire is important but so is family and community, etc. So, as a whole the Yellowstone seemed kind of real life familiar to me.

Some of the plot and scenes are far fetched to pure BS. Like re-routing the river by blowing up one of the mountains. Would take more dynamite than a pack horse could carry to do that. The pansy-ass lawyer son is painfully pathetic. The slutty daughter is a bad boy's dream but those type of gals are hard to find and harder to keep. The baby boy/former seal seems to be a character who has not yet been fully unpeeled. Seems a little too quick to kill. In first episode he kills his brother in law to save his brother who died anyway. In about episode 3 he kills two more lowlife types. Outside of combat or some really rough police assignments, most go thru life with only a handful of such life/death encounters. Poor ole Casey has had multiples in three weeks. That level of violence might exist in Chicago but Montana? Doubt it. I still think I will watch it a bit longer. But I liked Sons of Anarchy too and it was pretty hokey also. It is fantasy, and not much more.

Irish
I managed to finish the entire series. I enjoyed it. I live in a modest log home and enjoyed seeing the magnificent log homes and the amazing barns. Wishing I had that kind of acreage too. It was worth the time. Funny seeing Costner's character mucking out the barn in the last episode. The rancher, farmer, self-made man who is struggling to keep his family farm/ranch from greedy land developers and the tax man would relate to the storyline. I hear they plan a season 2.

Irish