Yellowstone, Season 1-2 DVD
Yellowstone is an American drama television series created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson that premiered on June 20, 2018 on the Paramount Network. It stars Kevin Costner, Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser, and Gil Birmingham. The series follows the conflicts along the shared borders of a large cattle ranch, an Indian reservation, land developers, and Yellowstone National Park. In June 2019, Paramount Network renewed the series for a third season.
Actors: Kevin Costner,Luke Grimes,Kelly Reilly,Wes Bentley
Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen, PAL
Region: Region 4 for Australia
Number of discs: 8
DVD Release in: 2019
Yellowstone Review: Kevin Costner’s Rancher Drama Is The Summer Series To Watch
Kevin Costner and television don’t get together that often, but when they do, it works out both him and for audiences. The actor won an Emmy for his role in the acclaimed miniseries Hatfields & McCoy’s, and a few episodes of Yellowstone, viewers may be convinced he deserves more awards for his portrayal of hardened rancher John Dutton. With a strong cast of intriguing characters, this blood-soaked western drama will take TV’s summer lull away far more entertaining and may make this Yellowstone just as famous as the park.
As audiences will learn as they watch through the opening weeks of Paramount Network’s newest drama, Yellowstone begins and ends with the Dutton family. Kevin Costner’s John owns and operates the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, and with that land comes a lot of power, and a lot of potential enemies. Dutton’s cowboy hat may as well be a a bejeweled crown; he’s Montana royalty with many working against him in efforts to take some (or all) of what he has.
Every player has their reasons to come after John. Some wish to continue gentrifying Montana lands to better serve the state’s growing number of wealthy transplants. Then there are Native American representatives looking to reclaim what they are owed, as stated by the law. Regardless of anyone’s motivations, one thing becomes abundantly clear very early on: John Dutton isn’t willing to give an inch of what he owns without fighting tooth and nail. Fortunately for him, he has a heap of money, tons of connections, his own helicopter, and a signature classic cowboy attitude that’s gonna make it tough for anyone to overcome him in the 10-part series.
If John Dutton does have a weakness, it no doubt lies within his troubled and flawed children. Jamie (Wes Bentley), Beth (Kelly Reilly), Cory (Luke Grimes) and Lee (Dave Annable) all boast quite evident flaws that Yellowstone tends to beat into the audience’s head throughout the premiere. Jamie is a little too desperate for his father’s approval. Beth is an angry addict in desperate need of intervention. Cory is trying to escape his original family while protecting his new family. And Lee…just isn’t all that bright.
That initial focus on the Dutton children’s off-putting habits will definitely turn a few folks off at first — we get it, Beth swears a lot because she’s edgy and a permanent hot mess! But it is ultimately helpful down the line as the story starts to broaden out, and viewers start hopping from storyline to storyline quite frequently. So many different characters are introduced beyond the Suttons, audiences won’t need to worry all that much about growing too tired of any one character.
Yellowstone also keeps its audience entertained with a healthy dose of action and drama, courtesy of acclaimed screenwriter and director Taylor Sheridan, of Hell or High Water and Sons of Anarchy fame. Much of that action and drama revolves around Luke Grimes’ Cory Dutton, who moves the drama off the ranch and into the neighboring Native American reservation, where it seems as though just about anything can happen. At the risk of spoiling things for those eager to watch that’s as much as I’ll say, although folks should be warned this isn’t family-friendly action meant for all ages. In fact, things get dark and depressing in Yellowstone pretty quickly, and truth be told, if it wasn’t so delightfully entertaining in other ways, more sensitive viewers might be compelled to stop watching.