Yellowstone

Release Date:June 22, 2018
Review Date:August 6, 2019
Reviewer:Blake Leath
Genre(s):Drama

Yellowstone's been around for 13 months now, so we are nearing the end of Season 2. 

Season 1 was great, very tight and taut.

I'm not enjoying Season 2 much at all (a bit too protracted and underwhelming), and have now fast-forwarded through the majority of the last four episodes.

It was panoramic and vast, feeling larger than life. Now, we are in the nitty-gritty local rodeo scene and petty rivalries at the bunkhouse and hardware store. It feels like a long, boring Carhartt, Wrangler, or OshKosh B'gosh commercial for cryin' out loud.

It was 'The Godfather on a Ranch,' but it's quickly devolving into some microscopic soap opera that feels loopy, repetitive, and beneath itself.

Check it out if you haven't already, and let me know whatcha think.

 

 

8/7 UPDATE. UH, STOP THE PRESSES. SCRATCH EVERYTHING I JUST WROTE! 

I have now seen August 7th's almighty episode (Resurrection Day, ep. #16), and...

We are back on track like the good old days of Season 1. Tight, taut, tense, and super-powerful, too. Yowza. I held my breath, I shook my fist at the screen, I cried like a baby.

Excited again. Two episodes remain in Season 2 and I'm feeling optimistic.

Hop on the train, Jack!