Hello, gentle readers!
I was going to write a different sort of blog post today. It was all in my head, but I realized, that kind of post is not what you, gentle reader, expect from me. Suffice it to say, my heart weeps for the circumstances our country finds itself in, but we’re not going to talk about that. This isn’t the place.
Instead, we’re going to talk about Yellowstone. Have you seen this show? I admit I’m totally hooked. The writing is excellent (yes, they use a lot of bad words, but that has never bothered me…I can cuss like a sailor, though never in polite company), the scenery is gorgeous and the acting is spectacular (at least in my opinion).
For those of you who don’t know, Kevin Costner (OMG! I just adore him…I’ve loved everything he’s done, from Silverado to Dances with Wolves to The Untouchables to Three Days to Kill. I thought he was adorable when he was younger, but now! Wow! Sorry, I lost my train of thought there).
Anyway, Kevin Costner leads the cast of a family who hasowned the Dutton Yellowstone ranch for several generations and he’s trying desperately to hold onto it in these changing times. There are so many things against him, his children being one of those things, and the fact that everyone wants the land.
It’s one of the few shows my DH and I watch together. In fact, he reminds me when it’s on. There’s also a group of us at the day job that watches and discuss the following day (even though we are working for home, we still chat and the conversation generally starts with “OMG! Did you watch Yellowstone last night!”)
If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it (with a warning – there is a lot of violence…if it were real life, I probably wouldn’t watch because of that, but it isn’t).
I’m also recommending Belgravia. I binge-watched the first season yesterday while I was cleaning. Again, excellent writing, fantastic story-line, and gorgeous costumes (it’s set in the mid 1800’s in England). Well worth the six hours I spent (while dusting and vacuuming) watching it.
Until next time, remember to spread kindness wherever you go. We need it now more than ever!