I watched the first couple of episodes. I think it has some merit.
Pierce Brosnan plays a real hard ass trying to get started in the early oil fields. Plays a cattle baron turned oilman who was captured by the Commanche when he was a teen.
Its really slow moving, and I was disappointed with Pierce Brosnan replacing Sam Neil. So far Brosnan isn't convincing me of his character. The flashbacks from Eli's childhood with the Comanche are the best part of the show.
There will be whores, tits and sex.
Long live the Republic of Texas.
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It does unwind a bit slow but after watching the first three episodes I really like it.
Seems to be well made and written.
I like it a lot. The first episode was a bit slow, but each episode is better.
It is well written and well acted. I think Pierce Brosnan is doing a fine job. The relationship between the character's youth experiences and what he has become is fascinating. (What about the intense scene in the beginning of episode 3 - scalping the banker)?
The evolution from the times of the early settlers, when the Comanche ruled the plains, into the 20th century oil fields, all within one lifetime, fascinates me.
"Sooner or later, wherever people go, there's the law. And sooner or later, they find out that God's already been there." -- John Wayne as Chisum
Sounds as if it may have been inspired in part by There Will Be Blood.
There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it. ― George Bernard Shaw
They filmed some of the show at the Driskill here in Austin. It's adjacent to my office. Pretty cool.
Guns in my collection:
Awaiting next purchase
I binge watched today and got caught up. I like it so far.
"They who would give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin
"So this is how liberty dies; with thunderous applause."
- Senator Amidala (Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith)
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It's not bad. I'll stick with it for awhile. It's another one of those shows that must be watched from the DVR. One hour show = 35-40 minutes of show and the rest is one commercial after another.
Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.
So far it has me intrigued. I believe they have done a good job bouncing from the earlier storyline to the 1915 storyline, kind of like they are feeding us the necessary information for whatever is about to come up, although right now I favor watching the earlier story.
No thanks, I've already got a penguin.
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