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It's a new show about a ranching family in Montana trying to protect their land form land developers. It's starring Kevin Costner and it's basically a soap opera. I've seen the whole season in the last couple of days and won't give away anything only that it's highly entertaining. The scenery is breathtaking and it's got all the ingredients of a good soap opera: a family patriarch trying to protect his ranch and his land for his four children including an estranged son, who is living with his wife and his own son on an indian reservation and an alcoholic daughter, who does everything to please her daddy.




 

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I thought this was going to be about Wild life / natural history

I really admire Kevin Costner for his love of place and its history and the money he has put into conservation and education

When I went to deadwood, i went to Tatanka - it was really interesting

Kevin Costner Invites You To Visit Tatanka

30 to 60 million Bison once roamed the Great Plains of North America. By the close of the 19th century, it was estimated that less than 1,000 bison survived. This is their story...

"I believe today that this place is bigger than the dream I had for it. What it means to anyone that comes here will be up to them. Tatanka was not designed as the white man’s version of the Native American. Rather it stands as a centerpiece for two cultures, one whose very lives depended on the buffalo and one who saw it as a means to an end. It recognizes and accepts that this is our mutual history. It can also represent the chance to move forward."

Kevin Costner, Attraction Founder/Owner
 

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Have you seen Yellowstone yet? I just saw the first season of it and was very impressed. This series, written by Taylor Sheridan, should appeal to fans of Dallas, fans of shows about families in the ranching business, and fans of modern Westerns.

With Yellowstone, Writer Taylor Sheridan and Executive Producer Kevin Costner have practically reinvented the Western genre. It's still cowboys and indians, but done in an extremely modern way. The second season is scheduled to begin this April.

In Yellowstone, Kevin Costner plays John Dutton, the patriarch of a 4th generation ranching family who own the largest ranch in Montana. The Dutton family, which happens to be a fairly dysfunctional family (as all families in modern TV shows tend to be), is being attacked by all sides from people who want to take their land and/or put them out of business. Their main enemy is the chief of the Broken Rock Reservation - Thomas Rainwater. He's a very bitter man who is obsessed with gaining ownership of The Yelowstone Ranch. He uses his heritage as his excuse for wanting to take Yellowstone away from the Duttons, but actually his motivation isn't his heritage - it's his own greed. Rainwater cannot stand to see John Dutton doing better than he's doing. He covets the land Dutton owns and wants it for himself.

The other primary enemy of the Dutton family is a billionaire from California named Dan Jenkins. He's a real estate developer who wants to build right next to the Yellowstone Ranch with the hope of eventually getting his hands on The Yellowstone. He and Rainwater meet and find out they have similar goals. They discuss forming a partnership.

Along with these two enemies, the Duttons also have to deal with government agencies such as The EPA who are also causing trouble for them. In essence, there is an entire army mobilizing against the Duttons and other families like them, wanting to put an end to the American way of life.

It's a fascinating series and is beautifully filmed on location. It's actually made more like a very long movie than as a conventional TV series. This "long movie" format appealed to Costner because of the opportunity it gives to delve more deeply into the characters' personalities and tell the story in more detail than it otherwise could have been told. If it were a movie it would be rated R, as it was made for the Paramount network which apparently doesn't censor its shows the way most networks do. Yellowstone is the kind of series you would expect to find on HBO or Showtime.
 

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Yes, I've recommended it to certain other members before, but I've never watched it.

The pilot is great. Amazing, even - you look like a soft f*** Ted
 

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Oh shit. 2x06 just turned majorly dark. Jamie, what did you do?
 

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I am not going to read any of the posts here yet. We watched the pilot last night and we are hooked. This show has it all......the drama, the family and outside rivalry and the beauitful horses and the Montana and Utah scenery is gorgeous.

Looking forward to watching the second eppy tonight!
 

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YELLOWSTONE has been on my "to watch" list for a while but I've never gotten around to it, if for no other reason than I hate watching anything on "live" TV these days. Now that it's on a streaming service (Peacock), I'm giving it a whirl. Only one episode in, but I'm pretty impressed. The comparisons to DALLAS are inevitable, but also favorable. I always preferred the rural, roughhewn side of DALLAS more than its glitzier aspects, and YELLOWSTONE seems to be along those lines.

Looking forward to watching more, although perhaps not at a binge rate.
 
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