Review: Yellowstone (Season 3)

Oscar and Emmy winner Kevin Costner is the marquee attraction of the ensemble cast in this drama series, starring as the patriarch of a powerful, complicated family of ranchers. A sixth-generation homesteader and devoted father, John Dutton controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. He operates in a corrupt world where politicians are compromised by influential oil and lumber corporations and land grabs make developers billions. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect, Dutton’s property is in constant conflict with those it borders — an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.

Plot: Land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park all threaten the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. See if the Dutton family will survive through it all.

Creators: Taylor Sheridan, John Linson

Aspect Ratio: 2.00 : 1

Runtime: 431 min (10 Episodes)

Online Ratings:

  1. Rotten Tomatoes 83% (Audience 84%)
  2. IMDB 8.5
  3. 91

“The best season of Yellowstone to date!”


Yellowstone stars world-renowned actor and Oscar-winner Kevin Costner with an additional impressive cast including; Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Danny Huston and Gil Birmingham. This show continues to be a huge hit with viewers, with the third season finale setting a new series record and becoming the #1 most-watched cable telecast of the year and the most watched cable telecast since the Game of Thrones series finale in May 2019.

For me personally, this was the best season yet! We’ve had a pretty smooth transition into each season and I believe this is truly the best of what they have to offer, so far — I hope it continues to get better. While this show has those stereotypical big moments with high tension and drama, I think Yellowstone really shows its heart and shines when things start to slow down. Sometimes a long conversation over a fire or in front of a sunset really creates a mood you can’t get right now anywhere else. The season truly has all of the aforementioned characteristics and I hope that continues into the future.

A modern western filled with drama and beautiful landscapes of America’s frontier? Count me in every time.

I don’t want to spoil anything or lead anyone on, just know that I’m kind of a snob when it comes to recommending a show to people — I can’t recommend this one enough. I’m sure this kind of show can’t suit every viewer, but it has be pretty close. I don’t know — maybe it’s just me and my bias of Yellowstone. (Tell me I’m wrong.)

When it comes to special features, you get over four hours including a never-before-seen featurette detailing the making of the season with inside looks from Kevin Costner and Taylor Sheridan; an exploration of the series with director Stephen Kay; and an interview with special effects supervisor Garry Elmendorf about his team’s work on the show. (If you wanted that, you got it!)

Taking everything I’ve said into account, you can be sure that Yellowstone: Season 3 gets my recommendation to own — immediately. This is one of the most exciting shows on television right now and I’m enjoying it immensely. I can’t wait to see what happens next season. Good news is, if you have Comcast, you can watch all three seasons on Peacock with some ads right now. Finally, you can grab a copy at your local retailer on Blu-ray today. It will make a great stocking stuffer addition for Christmas for any fan of the show.

Side note: There is a 12-disc DVD set of the first three seasons you can own as well. I don’t know who would only want it on DVD, but there is an option for that if that suits you.

Are you a fan of Yellowstone? Will you be picking it up to own? Let me know what you think in the comments below.



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