We haven’t seen Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson share the screen together since “That 70s Show.” Will their reunion be worth it? That’s what Netflix is betting on with a new original series called The Ranch. The show actually has a pretty decent synopsis which is more than I can say for the trailer.
Set in the present day on a Colorado ranch, The Ranch stars Ashton Kutcher as Colt, a failed semi-pro football player who returns home to run the family ranching business with his older brother Jameson “Rooster” (Danny Masterson) and father Beau (Sam Elliott), whom he hasn’t seen in 15 years. Debra Winger stars as Colt’s and Rooster’s mother, Maggie, who runs the local town bar. Don Reo (Two and Half Men, My Wife and Kids) and Jim Patterson (Two and a Half Men, Mike and Molly) executive produced the show. Kutcher and Masterson also serve as executive producers.
From the looks of the trailer I’m inclined to think that the show might not work out too well. Cuthbert’s lines seem to be pressed. The humor is almost juvenile and I just don’t “believe it.” I have to say though, what a cast. Sam Elliott and Debra Winger? How in the world did Netflix pull that off? Or are these two just giving up on movies and saying “what the hell, let’s do a Netflix comedy.”
It’s also really hard to look at Masterson and Kutcher and not think of That 70s Show. Actually it’s impossible.
The Ranch launches on Netflix on April 1. Will you be watching?
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