Critic Consensus: Yellowstone proves too melodramatic to be taken seriously, diminishing the effects of the talented cast and beautiful backdrops.
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Through its first three episodes, Yellowstone is big and broad and a little too full of misfires.
New networks (or rebranded networks) often need noticeable pedigree to attract attention, but they don't need a dud. This geyser never goes off.
Costner's a master at engendering sympathy for potentially unsympathetic positions - did I mention how good he looks on a horse? - and Yellowstone isn't subtle in setting up the opposition, casting Danny Huston...
Fist-clenching may be a novel approach, also a self-negating one, and Yellowstone -- good writing, solid cast, nice views aside -- can also be a bummer at times.
Prevails as a compelling study of power, while it chews on what really makes a cowboy in 2018.
It's a lot of pushing and pulling, narratively speaking, but the cinematography is gorgeous, the acting is great, and while the characters still fit into neat little archetypes, that's likely to change over the course of the season as it evolves.
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