Wow, really hitting the vein while it’s hot.
Did this start already?
That was just the first teaser. First episode goes live on December 18.
I can’t believe Yellowstone has 2 sequels.
I gave up on the original after 3 or 4 episodes, I just didn’t like anybody!
Why should I watch a show about terrible people I don’t like?
You have a fair point. I got a few episodes into Yellowstone and realized the Duttons are a bunch of fascists.
But it’s fiction, and people have shown they enjoy a story about bad guys. The Sopranos (and just about any mafia move), Breaking Bad, and Succession are just a few examples of this.
I haven’t watched Yellowstone or Succession yet, but when I watched The Sopranos and Breaking Bad, despite them being bad guys, I was still kind of rooting for them. Is it the case with these shows as well?
It was for me - the characters are flawed, not evil.
Very much so. The Duttons have used murder and torture to get what they want, but that’s a fraction of what the show is about.
The meta theme across the series is about how the patriarch rancher is trying to deal with modern intrusions into his property; land developers are trying to wrestle control of the land. In this way, even though the characters are often terrible people, audiences I think are sympathetic to the situation. When the show talks about investors buying up land, pushing out the long-time residents by outpricing them or jacking up the property values until the residents sell because they can’t afford the property taxes, it’s a theme that resonates with things happening in the real world.
There’s also a lot of conflict in the show between traditionalists and the inevitable march of progress, and it can be fascinating to watch.
I’m consistent, I don’t watch any of these.
I never been to a Mafia movie… LOL.
Interestingly my take is that the Duttons of the 1880s (from 1883) are very different from the modern ones, also given the flashbacks in season 4 to the 1890s.
That being said, I think people who only have watched 1883 will be confused as to who Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren play in 1923, because they aren’t those elder Duttons.
I recommend Goodfellas.
I’ve only watched 1883 and the family in that one was certainly likeable. Sure the dad was a cranky ex-Confederate soldier, but I don’t think he did anything bad during the show.
Also, I really really enjoyed 1883 and will certainly give this one a shot.
Sorry, no interest at all.