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This is the silliest Western ever...and that is saying something!  We don't have to chose between the cowboys and the Indians.  Both sides are conniving, greedy, and too clever for their own good....or at lest their leaders are.  (Except for Monica and her grandfather.)

 If you want to see a good film about politics in modern day Montana, go see the documentary "Dark Money."
 

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Kevin Costner is da boss and that ending song “ no mercy” was legit 

On 8/23/2018 at 8:41 PM, missbonnie said:

Apparently I am the only one who loves this show with it's f*cked up characters. I can't wait for season two. But then I love Animal Kingdom too.

It took me a while to find this particular forum or I'd have been here sooner. 

I absolutely love this show. I’m team Dutton 

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Besides all the other unnecessary hijinks I actually like this episode with Beth and her mom.  It ties together why she has to play hard with the men and why her mom was so tough on her when she was dying.  

If Costner leaves my husband and I are OUT!  Wes Bentley was a huge draw for me but unless he grows a beard I'm not hanging around for him.

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Who wants to make up absolutely ridiculous story lines for them to use next season?

A huge asteroid lands on the property and inside is a festering group of aliens that also want to stake claim on the land. 

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I like that the series exists, because I've worked with tribes in the Plains and appreciate the series delving into the historical hostilities (ranchers and farmers vs. Indians) and today's situations in these beautiful wild places: environmental, casinos, tourists and developers, resource grabs...at one point Montana struggled with the fact that massive tracts of land were being acquired by outsiders, including celebrities. And the state's resources (mining, oil and gas) enriched a lot of outsiders.

Anyway, it's too bad the writers had to exaggerate the villainy to such a degree that I find myself snorting at much of each episode. And I hate how they have overtly sexualized Beth - the cleavage in most scenes - when she could be a fantastic character without that and without her extremely nasty behavior. And then the stripper/cowhand who stripped down to her skivvies within moments of arriving in the bunkhouse? Gag.

It's good to see so many Indian actors. Too bad they did not use a native actor for the role of Monca; lots of fantastic native actors out there - why didn't they use one?

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A huge asteroid lands on the property and inside is a festering group of aliens that also want to stake claim on the land. 

Has Costner ever done a movie with aliens? I think I'd be okay with such a development on Yellowstone. ??

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TPTB roped themselves into some insane corners, this finale suffered for the ridiculous set-ups they earlier hatched.

The best moment for me was Monica finally waking the f up.  She married a stallion and then resented his nature.  She married an Anglo knowing full well that the man decides things - especially a man who comes from a lineage like Dutton's.  A SEAL (Special Forces?) man?  He's gonna be all metro (or whatever that would be in the 80s)?  Puhleeeeeze.  Anyway, I fully identified with the boy who was on that fence crushed that the best thing he had was taken from him.  Very powerful to me.

I found Beth to be at her most sane and decent in this ep, except for her encounter with the disaffected cowboy.  I would think she has just begin messing with her brother.  We ain't seen nothin' yet.

Huge moment when Dutton asked for the familiar, "John" to be used by Rip - his true son.  It was not lost on me that Rip would not use it in front of Beth later.

The worst moment for me in this ep was when they were going to spare Jenkins from hanging.  That made zero sense whatsoever.  They gonna get away with taking out Rainwater, too?  Ay yi yi.

They really didn't have to be so outrageous.  

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On 8/16/2018 at 1:01 AM, Dowel Jones said:

 Speaking of that, $6,000,000/year in property tax, on undeveloped agriculture/forest land?  How big is this ranch?

So, for no reason #ididthemath. Land (not residential) tax is $100/20 acres. $6 million dollars is 60,000 "20 acre parcels." 60,000 × 20=1,200.000. So the Dutton ranch should be 1.2 million acres (many times larger than the largest in MT). 

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On 7/26/2018 at 5:25 AM, Dowel Jones said:

I was a bit confused during the barroom scene.  When Beth said she worked in Mergers & Acquistions for that law firm, Jenkins' wife said "Oh, you work with Dan."  Or did I misunderstand her?  If She and Jenkins work for the same firm, he would know all about what she does, and it oughta be clear to him who the target is. 

I took it to mean that his company had used that firm for legal work (so she recognized the name) and wondered if they had worked together.  (Sorry for a late response, I'm just watching the series.)

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