That surgery scene in the season 2 premiere was one of the most disturbing things I’ve seen in a long time. Solid premiere.
^^^ yeah that was almost too real looking and disgusting .
This show , of course gets a little "soap opera" ish at times but the 2nd season is shaping up nicely 2 episodes in. I felt bad for Rip at the end of the 2nd episode (esp after all he's done for the Dutton family)
Kelly "Smoke Show" Reilly as Beth is my fav character and I was laughing my ass off when she was clowning on that realtor .
I still don’t think the show is perfect but season 2 has definitely been a big improvement over season 1. The brutality feels a lot less forced than in season 1 and I’m really enjoying Jamie and Beth’s stories.
Watched the two seasons and absolutely friggin' LOVED it. Dunno about you folks (judging by this thread, not too many watched it) but such kind of a story - a big modern tale about ranching, landlords and cowboys - is totally my jam. The thing is just so well made with its gorgeous cinematography enveloping you in the feeling of the mighty land, with the characters sweeping you up even if they are by all means a pretty fucked up bunch. Almost every dialogue exchange turns into a quiet yet lethal verbal shootout which is very Taylor Sheridan - boy, how many great one-liners did I hear in this! I couldn't get enough of it and I almost don't believe that I gotta wait until the middle of next year for a third helping. And that'll feature Josh goddamn Holloway! This show sure knows what I wanna see.
Amazing ensemble work with my main man Kevin Costner doing some of the best stuff of his career, especially in the first season where he was just staggering. But the real revelation to me is Cole Hauser and his incredible take on the Rip character. If that performance ain't awards worthy, I dunno what it. Actually, the whole damn thing deserved to win multiple accolades and yet somehow was completely left out of the Emmys and the Globes and such. What a bunch of horseshit. The cinematography alone is better than in most Oscar-worthy movies. Well, thankfully the audiences are much smarter than that with the show's ratings apparently being very high. Damn straight they should be high!
Oh, and I grew to love Jimmy so much as well! I was constantly hoping for him to be okay.
Post by Pittsnogle_Goggins on May 11, 2020 14:38:54 GMT
Next series I’m starting. Thru the first 5 episodes and quite like it. Hoping to finish the first 2 seasons before the 3rd begins. Avoiding spoilers in the thread for now but this has a very promising start so hopefully it doesn’t disappoint.
Post by Pittsnogle_Goggins on May 14, 2020 4:22:50 GMT
Finished the first 2 seasons. Definitely a fan. Sure, it can be a bit soapy and contrived at times but not too big of an issue. Especially when you have such strong acting and beautiful imagery to carry it. Acting is very good all around with Costner and Reilly doing the best work, and gotta love Cole Hauser giving one of the most Cole Hausery performances around. Might add some additional thoughts later.
Post by Pittsnogle_Goggins on Jul 14, 2020 1:22:47 GMT
This season has been a bit of a slow burn to start but things finally gearing up in the last episode. Spending a lot of time with how good things are right now for Kayce and Monica banging like rabbits and for Rip and Beth playing house that I know things will come crashing down soon.