The Ranch: Parts 1 & 2 (2016)

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Parts 1 & 2
The Ranch

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A formulaic set-up and predictable plotting are elevated by The Ranch's surprising sensitivity and strong performances.

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Critic Ratings: 35

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User Ratings: 614

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 1, 2016

In the series premiere, Colt Bennett returns home from Canada to try out for a semipro football team, only to find that his family's ranch has fallen on hard times.

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Air date: Apr 1, 2016

Colt bumps into an ex at Maggie's bar and reminisces about the past with Rooster.

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Air date: Apr 1, 2016

Colt's ego suddenly lands him in hot water and Beau's doctor makes him substitute salad for steak.

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Air date: Apr 1, 2016

Colt makes amends with Abby while Maggie has a romantic evening with Beau, leaving the guys to themselves back at the house.

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Air date: Apr 1, 2016

Colt's rivalry with Rooster comes to a head as hunting season begins, but Maggie and Beau view a possible upside to their squabble.

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Air date: Apr 1, 2016

Abby gets a taste of her medicine after a night of drinking and Beau considers burying the hatchet with Maggie.

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Air date: Apr 1, 2016

Colt realizes what he wants from Heather and a sick calf gives Beau a chance to avoid dealing with his feelings while creating some unexpected bonds.

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Air date: Apr 1, 2016

Dwindling finances cause conflict between Beau and the boys, so Colt goes behind his father's back and asks Maggie for help.

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Air date: Apr 1, 2016

Heather sets Rooster up with her sister, but Colt worries Rooster will destroy a good thing. Elsewhere: Maggie and Beau go to marriage counseling.

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Air date: Apr 1, 2016

Beau has a change of heart about the calves, among other surprises, causing Colt and Rooster to worry.

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Critic Reviews for The Ranch Parts 1 & 2

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (17)

The Bennetts feel real, and so, surprisingly, does their ranch, even if it's just a stage set. (Lighting, and sometimes the lack of lighting, appears to be key.)

Mar 21, 2018 | Full Review…

There are so many elements of "The Ranch" that were potentially appealing, and yet when I first watched the pilot, from the very beginning I found it offputting and facile.

Apr 4, 2016 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

The Ranch establishes itself as an easily imbibed, down-home diversion replete with rough edges and mini-lessons to live by... Still, this is by and large a pleasant surprise that advances the ball just a bit further for Kutcher.

Apr 4, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The sitcom takes on vestiges of stage drama - almost like Louis C.K.'s "Horace and Pete" except ineffectively.

Apr 1, 2016 | Full Review…

The Bennetts feel real, and so, surprisingly, does their ranch, even if it's just a stage set.

Mar 31, 2016 | Full Review…

The Ranch isn't hateable as much as just bone-weary. It's a by-the-dots, or the numbers - whichever are easiest to connect - sitcom that proceeds according to formula.

Mar 31, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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At its heart, it's still a sitcom -- funny, just not pandering and silly as most.

Mar 21, 2018 | Full Review…

What makes [The Ranch] addictively watchable is the invisible professionalism of almost everyone involved.

Aug 15, 2017 | Full Review…

The comedy is passable at best, with far too many uninspired jokes padding things out.

Jul 13, 2016 | Full Review…

There is a strange warmth and an ease to the series that makes it just fine for casual watching.

Jun 13, 2016 | Full Review…

There is so much to love about this Netflix comedy.

Apr 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Brash and off-putting, The Ranch is also bizarrely watchable.

Apr 8, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Ranch: Parts 1 & 2

  • Oct 14, 2020
    Your show is not enhanced by laugh tracks. It's insulting. If your jokes aren't carried by their inherent or situational humor, we shouldn't be subjected to contrived cues to laugh at them. It's a decent series, but the laugh tracks detract from the timing of the show being believable which detracts from the situation being believable. This is not That 70s Show. The actors are not assault-y scientologists. Don't try and force it to be so. e: I know you guys think that most people are dipshits, and they are. But You really don't need to spam laugh tracks to tell us when to laugh. If it's funny, let it be funny without subjecting us to the same contrived laughs over and over.
  • Jun 17, 2020
    One thing that bothered me the most from the show is the inconsistency. One day they're doing really good the next day the most trivial thing becomes the worse fight in the relationship, be it father-son or husband-wife. I can't find the logic in most of the fights at all. It's funny because a lot of TV shows are unrealistic because of plot armor or how positive everything is compared to real life, this is the first show that I find unrealistic because of the opposite: how absurdly negative it is compared to real life.
  • May 05, 2020
    Sam Elliot is a comedy star in this sitcom! Towards Part 5 things get at their best! I loved Danny Masterson and Ashton Kutcher's characters and stories! 🙌🏼
  • Apr 06, 2020
    "SIMPLE Y ENCANTADORA" Tal vez "The Ranch" no sea la Sitcom favorita, pero es una que se agradece, no exige mucho para verla y a su vez se desfruta por su sencillez, con un gran reparto que ya trabajaba juntos antes, pero la joya aparte del ambiente que en lo personal me encanta, Sam Elliot hace un papel increíble, sin duda lo mas notable de la serie.
  • Mar 09, 2020
    Love the show but Abby and Maggie are written as biches, selfish shrewd all the female character write a female that's not a drug addict, selfish bisexuals who ruin the family WTF WITH women on the show
  • Feb 23, 2020
    I loved this show season 1-6 till they let the best person who made the show worth watching which was rooster die I'm stopping at season 6 on to the another series
  • Feb 16, 2020
    I think the actors are all top shelf. Drinking on the set, then, must be a reaction to the incredibly predictable and tired lines they have to trade with each other. The timing is pretty good but the punch line to EVERY JOKE is telegraphed ages in advance. Without the fake canned laughter the audience has no reason to make a sound. The set is dark, depressing, and hokey... just like the dialogue and story line. This whole production clearly despises the White working-class men who do so much for this country. The producers and money people can be sensed sneering and jeering every single citizen of "fly over" country in every show. Yuck.
  • Feb 06, 2020
    I never truly enjoyed watching it and yet I kept watching it. Something about the acting that didn't seem convincing in some characters (Abby had to keep her arms crossed 90% of the time, almost never changed facial expression and finished every sentence with her lips half opened; Colt's mom also had the same facial expression no matter what the situation was; Heather spent half the series with her hands in pockets of hoodies, jackets or pairs of jeans. and also had a limited repertoire of emotional expressions).Most of the jokes were not funny, and some very forced dialogues just made it a weird experience. Beau is a great character though. Rooster and Colt were just a copy and paste of that 70s show so that wasn't super interesting either. Ironically I laughed the most in the last episode. Go figure.
  • Feb 05, 2020
    Great show! My husband and I would watch the episodes and howl at the love-hate relationship between Beau and Colt. The one-line zingers delivered by Beau (totally stone-faced) are priceless. The camaraderie of this cast is magical.
  • Jan 25, 2020
    Awesome blazed through the seasons

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