Yellowstone’s CBS Run Is a Reminder of Why It’s a Hit

While Yellowstone has lost some of its edge on network TV, its appeal was always more than language and nudity.

“Coming Home” – As Kayce feels the heat from tribal police, Jamie works some legal magic. Rip recruits a new cowboy for the ranch, and a beaten-down Jimmy begins to find some respect. Also, John makes a play to keep Kayce and Monica close to home, on YELLOWSTONE, Sunday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/ PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton.
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This article contains plot recap and minor spoilers regarding Yellowstone.

Hard to believe that now, with the writer’s strike resolved, audiences are one step closer to the long-awaited final episodes of Yellowstone being produced. Five years ago, the success story which would give birth to the Taylor Sheridan TV empire hit audiences like a snake pouncing from a cooler. 

The show has been a great juxtaposition of soap opera romances, betrayals, and family drama coupled with rugged, country-fried savagery. Yet now that the show is making its network debut on CBS, the uncensored violence and colorful bunkhouse language that is such a memorable part of the show has to be muted. 

Yet, this writer would argue … that was never the strength of the show.


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