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Based on THE NEW YORK TIMES best seller and Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel, ”The Son” is a sweeping family saga that spans 150 years and three generations of the McCullough family. The ten-episode, one-hour drama traces the story of Eli McCullough’s (Pierce Brosnan) transformation from good-natured innocence to calculated violence, as he loses everything on the wild frontier, setting him on the path to building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. ”The Son” deftly explores how Eli’s ruthlessness and quest for power triggers consequences that span generations, as the McCulloughs rise to become one of the richest families reigning in Texas.
I bought the season pass and have watched the first two episodes so far and I am a fan! Love the format of going back and forth from past (1849) to present (1915). In the past, Pierce Brosnan’s character, Eli McCullough, is a young boy and in the present he is a cattle baron and a wannabe oil tycoon with two grown sons. The storylines of both past and present are very intriguing. The costumes, furnishings, cars and just the overall depiction of the two eras appear real and authentic. There is some violence, of course, but so far it has not been overly graphic or gratuitous. I hope it continues that way. I wish this was a series instead of just a ten part mini-series as I grew up on Westerns and miss watching them. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a Western of this caliber. I highly recommend this show!
I read Philipp Meyer’s novel “The Son” pop-eyed with excitement and quickly ranked him with the Western master Cormac McCarthy – an honor I don’t assign lightly. Some of the writings and series coming from the West these days are pitiful in all ways, so it is gratifying to see a novel and its series “get it right”. I so adored Meyer’s novel that I prepared myself for disappointment in regard to the series and avoided it as long as I could lest I see “Hollyweird flunk again”. But as soon as I watched Pierce Bronson’s character utter his first word I again felt that pop-eyed excitement I had with the novel. Wow! The sets are incredible and true to period. The costumes, the handgun holsters, the leather, the saddles, the headstalls, the stone house of Eli’s family and the Mexican family are works of art (spoiler: they get shot to hell by the end of the series and one is burned… alas!). Unlike other Western series/movies where the firearms are all wrong, it is gratifying to see Eli’s Winchester Model 1907 in .351 caliber and Colt Model 1911. Exactly what he would have during these bloody disputes. The casting is wonderful as well. It is nice to see Zahn M. from the lame “Longmire” given a chance to really act and move about correctly. The Indian scenes are well done and compelling as well. Correct culture for sure. The young Eli is a great actor – hard to keep your eyes off him. After four or five episodes I suddenly realized why the series rings so true – Meyer himself is a producer and technical adviser! Great move and hard to execute because serious novelists usually RUN (and completely disavow themselves) from any depiction of their beloved novel on the Silver Screen. Meyer engaged and “got it right”. I mean this sincerely: “The Son” is a masterpiece. It will go down as one of the greatest series – right there with “The Sopranos” and “Breaking Bad” and “The Americans”. These actors dash their hearts out on the stones every episode. Having said all of this gushy stuff, I see the novel and the series as nearly completely separate. Meyer and his producers sure have a knack for developing on screen what was never brought forth in the novel – that is refreshing for sure. For instance, there were many brutal pages in the novel depicting the rapes of Eli’s sisters and the four-day torture of the young frontiersman, etc. – all condensed to one buffalo hunter on the stakes. No problem, choices have to be made. Looks like the stars all lined up on this series – serious novelist on board to produce, great actors, super sets, compelling story line, great tech crew, great costumes, super script, etc. Can’t wait for the Second Season of “The Son”. I’m rereading the novel RIGHT NOW. Sublime, both. – Scott Weber, Cody, Wyoming
Actors: Paola Nu?ez, Elizabeth Frances, Pierce Brosnan
Directors: Kevin Dowling, Jeremy Webb, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Tom Vaughan, John David Coles
Format: AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, PAL, Widescreen
Region: Region 4
Number of discs: 3
Studio: LIONSGATE DVD
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Run Time: 433 minutes
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