Review TV Series: The Ranch on Netflix

Netflix has done it again! The Ranch is a must-see series that delivers laughs--often hand in hand with a side order of poignancy.

Make no mistake, this series, starring the great Sam Elliott, Ashton Kucher, Danny Masterson, and Debra Winger, is hysterically funny at times with some of the funniest dialogue you'll hear in a sitcom. Yes, it's often profane so be warned.

The Cast

I can't recall ever seeing Sam Elliott in a comedy before on TV or the big screen, but he shines as Beau Bennett. Ashton Kucher is perfect as the prodigal son, Danny Masterson as the son who stayed behind to work the ranch, and Debra Winger as estranged wife Maggie have their own share of the spotlight.

Set near Garrison, Colorado, on Iron River Ranch, Beau Bennett is eking out a living as a cattle rancher, but a drought, low beef prices, a runaway wife, and two sons in a permanent state of arrested development are about to get the best of him.

Talent Behind the Scenes

Hats off to Jim Patterson, producer and writer for Two and a Half Men among other shows, and Don Reo, writer and producer also known for Two and a Half Men, My Wife and Kids, and the ground-breaking show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, for creating this series because there's nothing else like it on television.

David Trainer directed the first 10 episodes of The Ranch. He's the director and producer known for That '70s Show, Designing Women, and Boy Meets World.

Takeaway Truth

If you need a good laugh, check out The Ranch. You won't be disappointed.


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