While watching The Amazon Prime Video Show, I had nine thoughts on Outer Range Season 1

While watching The Amazon Prime Video Show, I had nine thoughts on Outer Range Season 1 ...

WARNING: The following article contains SPOILERS for Season 1 of Outer Range. Before you get down this hole, you should catch up on all eight episodes.

Outer Range Season 1 became a fairly successful hit on Amazon Prime. This is mostly due to Josh Brolin''s top-notch cast and a concept that enables two radically different genres to form one intriguing blend. However, there was plenty that I was left to worry about following the creator''s finale of Brian Watkins Neo-western television show, as well as the dizzying amount of other pressing questions and concerns I had during the first seven episodes. The following is an exploration of what was going through my head most often

Outer Range Really Is A Sci-Fi Yellowstone

I''ll not be the first person to call Outer Range the sci-fi answer to Yellowstone, but the comparison is certainly justified and by more than the simple type alone. The Amazon Prime original (in which Josh Brolins Royal Abbott discovers a portal to another time appearing on his Wyoming cattle ranch) includes several similarities to the Paramount Network''s hit, which involves hiding a murder from authorities, and from their wealthy opponent who wants the Abbotts west pasture. Will Patton is the recurring cast member of Outer

Outer Range Could Have Been An Alternate Reality Sequel To No Country For Old Men

Another title Outer Range reflects that of 2007s No Country for Old Men - Joel and Ethan Coens'' Best Picture Oscar winner based on Cormac McCarthy - largely due to Josh Brolin''s casting. However, the Oscar nominee (who also directs the show) demonstrates the kind of person Llewellyn Moss might have grown to become (had things gone better for him by the No Country for Old Men ending) - especially for his courageous strides to protect his family, his bold confrontational

Why does Royal not just offer his family the chance to tell him about the fate?

Most of the difficulties affecting the Abbott family can be traced to the void on their land, as it''s the reason why Will Pattons Wayne Tillerson wants their west pasture in the first place, but instead, he chooses to keep that to himself, allowing it to break through both. Because it would have been beneficial to him, I was genuinely dissatisfied with putting him off as he approached his family the facts, but he did not reveal the whole thing until an interesting detail about the character was

Is The Grounded Drama More Interessant Than The Sci-Fi Stuff?

Although Outer Range was a little less patient with the topic, I wondered, why did it keep me interested in returning to the show every week? I discovered that things like the Abbotts'' struggle to hide their involvement in a manslaughter committed by his elder son Perry (Tom Pelphrey), his younger son Rhetts'' bull riding victories, his romance with Maria (Isabel Arraiza), the disappearance of Perry''s wife, and other things that barely had anything to do


While I honestly didn''t know how to feel about Outer Range, there were times when it gets so odd and confusing that I realized that another show this series earns many comparisons to Twin Peaks.

By that, I mean (at risk of pissing off fans of David Lynch''s work) that strange, bewildering things often happen almost entirely at random and with little to no payoff. Examples include when a mountain suddenly disappears as Royal shakes hands with Imogen Poots character, Autumn Rivers, and another time when I am pretty certain Autumn telepathically communicated with a grizzly bear. There was also a scene with Noah Reid singing in front of a mirror in his

On the Outer Range, Noah Reid was conceived to play Billy Tillerson.

When Noah Reid joined the Schitts Creek cast as Patrick Brewer, he learned to perform both his comedic abilities and his musical talents in Outer Range. This makes him feel the same about Billy, a singing cowboy with a few unique social fears, and eventually establishes a relationship. This turns out to be the source of his bitter end, however, although that fate seemed evident with the person Autumn turned out to be.

Imogen Poots Plays A Surprisingly Good Villain

I have always assumed that Imogen Poots was one of the most underrated talents of her time, particularly because she has portrayed the victim of distressing situations in great horror films like Green Room or Vivarium. Now, I realize that she is also well at portraying one who perpetuates distressing situations with her appearance in Outer Range, which cleverly plays on her young, sweet, and every-woman appearance before becoming increasingly manic and sinister, as well as suggesting that she is an avid cult leader. However


After receiving this post, I had thought this a few times, the second time when Royal discloses to Perry that he was from the 1880s and found himself in the 20th century when he jumped into the void after accidentally killing his father in a hunting accident at just 8 years old. This also explained a lot about Royals behavior when we first saw him discover the hole.

The second time that thought crossed my mind was in the season finale, when it is suggested that Autumn is actually Royals granddaughter, Amy (Olive Abercrombie), but from the future. This twist actually required further explanation for me (especially with what a murderous psychopath she became), which I hope we will receive soon.

Were Getting A Season 2, Right?

After watching the Outer Range finale, I am not certain if I have ever felt a stronger desire to see it renewed for a second season, not just for how much I grew to enjoy it, but because I have a lot of questions. For example, at the end of the penultimate episode, Perry jumps into the trap right before it closes up, and when Amy''s mother and Perry''s wife, Rebecca (Kristen Connolly), reunite with her at the end of the finale

I want to know where Perry will be able to finish up, where Rebecca has been, and where she is taking Amy now, and exactly what happened to the deal with the disappearing mountain?

Despite the more distressingly confusing moments and all that was left unresolved by the end, the Outer Range season finale was, honestly, one of the most thrilling, deliciously teasing, and captivating hours of television I have ever experienced in recent memory. In some terms, I am still awaiting that, but I also anticipate the moment I see more of the Abbotts and hoping that Amazon grants Brian Watkins and his co. that opportunity.