Friday, March 31, 2023

1883 TV Mini Series


1883: 1883 is a Yellowstone origin story starring Tim McGraw, Sam Elliott, Faith Hill, and Isabel May.  I'll do a review of Yellowstone at some point after the series ends but 1883 has been out for some time and my pop and I watched the entire mini-series.  We really enjoyed it.  It has a different tone than Yellowstone but stays true to expectations.  The cast do a great job while Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan does an amazing job telling this prequel story.  At the same time you'll get a new appreciation for anyone who made the trip West in search of a new home.  The stars of the show really do make this a fun watch.  The basic plot is the Dutton family heads West to Oregon with Shea Brennan (Sam Elliott) leading the wagon train that includes the Duttons and European settlers wanting to make a new home out West.  You'll laugh, you'll cringe and you'll cry.  It runs the gamut.  No need to go into too many details but I highly recommend the show.  It can be watched as a standalone. You don't have to know Yellowstone in any way.  This is just a good western.  
Margaret Dutton (Faith Hill) and James Dutton (Tim McGraw)
James Dutton (Tim McGraw) and his daughter Elsa Dutton (Isabel May)


  1. Looks like I'm gonna need to give Yellowstone another chance, because both of the origin shows look good. And to think I was just going to cancel Paramount+.

    1. They always find a way to suck you back in.