Amazon's Josh Brolin-led sci-fi western seems, at first, like a knockoff of Taylor Sheridan’s brand of western mythmaking. But then it takes a turn for the weird. "The modern American West is deeply weird," says Nicholas Quah. "It’s a place where religious fundamentalists buy up whole towns, billionaires colonize to cosplay as cowboys, and the vast expanse of land can hide all sorts of strange and worrisome things. That weirdness is alive in Outer Range, and in that sense, the show feels as true, if not truer, to the modern American West than anything on Paramount Network right now."
TOPICS: Outer Range, Amazon Prime Video, Yellowstone