1883 Series: Journey Of The Dutton Family In Wild West

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The “1883” series explores the journey of the Dutton family in the Wild West in the United States. This Western drama is a prequel to the “1923” and the “Yellowstone” series.

Thus, this prequel tells the story of the Dutton Family’s journey to establish Yellowstone Ranch in Montana, USA. This series is inspired by the places, events, and people who battled the American West. Along with 1883, Taylor Sheridan is also the creator of the 1923 and the Yellowstone series about the Duttons.

Synopsis of the 1883 (S1/2021-2022) Series

1883, a Yellowstone origin story, follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. It is a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land – Montana.

While making this momentous journey, the Dutton family comes across all sorts of challenges and these hurdles are the crux of this show.

Ratings of the (S1/2021-2022) Series

FM’s rating4.15/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date89% Tomatometer & 83% Audience Score
Critics’ Consensus / Rotten TomatoesThis show can feel too overdetermined to be a properly rough-hewn Western, but viewers will want to saddle up for Sam Elliott’s commanding star turn.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – 1883.

Spoiler Free Review of the 1883 (S1/2021-2022) Series

About 1883 (1923 & Yellowstone) series created by Taylor Sheridan

As informed, these series – 1883 (19th century), 1923 (20th century) and Yellowstone (21st century) were created by Taylor Sheridan. So, these shows are cut from the same cloth. They narrate the story of the Dutton family in different eras; with each period having its own set of problems. It is interesting to learn about the lives of people in three different eras in the United States of America.

Spoilers Alert – the story content of 1883 predicts the Yellowstone’s plotline

Does the 1883 limited series predict the future of the Yellowstone story?

What was predicted in the 1883 show?

The native American Indian Chieftain states that his people will rise in 7 generations to take back their land. It was shown in the final episode of the series.

7 generations are roughly 150 years – this would mean around the 2033 year.

We have already shared the review of the season – one of the 1923 series here. Now we are currently watching the Yellowstone series. So, we can not wait to know the fate of the predicted Indian Chieftains in the future. We will surely wait to see, how that native prophecy turns out for the show.

Meanwhile, do check out this series, it is a good show. And it adds to the back story of two series – 1923 and Yellowstone. In addition, if you want more dive deeper into this universe created by Taylor Sheridan, then go ahead and check out the official channel named Yellowstone on YouTube for behind-the-scenes informative videos.

What did we love about this show?

We loved the efforts put up by the entire cast and crew of this fictional historical tale to create an authentic and raw setup of the wild-wild Western world of the United States of America in the 1880s period. Even the costumes lent their credibility. The stories about the indigenous Native Americans also seemed to be true.

Besides, a couple of famous actors have portrayed the roles of actual historical personalities, viz., Tom Hanks as General George Meade and Billy Bob Thornton as Timothy Isaiah “Longhair Jim” Courtright. All in all, along with Isabel May, the real-life spouses – Tim Mcgraw and Faith Hill did a good job.

The conclusion

Besides, this show has a good storyline and it boasts some of the great actors in its ensemble, who have done a good job in it. It takes us back into the modern history of the United States of America, how the West was won and how immigrant people from Europe (and other places) planted their roots and made them their homes in North America.

Spoilers Alert – the 1883 (S1/2021-2022) Series

A peek into the Ten (10) Episodes of its First (1st) Season

1883 (S1, E1) | Dec. 19, 2021

The Dutton family embarks westward through the last bastion of untamed America. James arrives in Texas, where he and his family prepare to make their way through The Great Plains in search of a new home and the promise of opportunity.

Behind Us, a Cliff (S1, E2) | Dec. 19, 2021

Thomas and Shea recruit James and some local cowboys to corral a herd of cattle. As they begin their journey, the caravan is confronted with some of the many dangers they will face.

River (S1, E3) | Dec. 26, 2021

James butts heads with Shea and Thomas about an important decision. Tensions rise in the camp when an accusation is made. Elsa begins a flirtation with a cowboy.

The Crossing (S1, E4) | Jan. 9, 2022

The group faces the harrowing task of crossing the river with their wagons and supplies. Thomas and Noemi grow closer.

The Fangs of Freedom (S1, E5) | Jan. 16, 2022

Shea and Thomas cope with the aftermath of the river crossing, but there is little time to grieve and no shortage of challenges ahead. Elsa and Ennis share a romantic moment.

Boring the Devil (S1, E6) | Jan. 30, 2022

Shea helps Elsa cope with her loss. The group crosses another river and prepares to enter Indian territory. Thomas buys Noemi a gift.

Lightning Yellow Hair (S1, E7) | Feb. 6, 2022

Elsa makes an unlikely friend; the group faces a harrowing challenge from Mother Nature; the camp searches for one of their own.

The Weep of Surrender (S1, E8) | Feb. 13, 2022

Elsa makes a big decision. Shea faces doubts as winter looms.

Racing Clouds (S1, E9) | Feb. 20, 2022

A misunderstanding leads to a battle with serious consequences.

This Is Not Your Heaven (S1, E10) | Feb. 27, 2022

James and Margaret face a heavy decision. Shea and Thomas take bold action to help one of their own.

Poster of the 1883 (S1/2021-2022) Series

1883 – poster.

Key details of the 1883 (S1/2021-2022) Series

GenreDrama, Western
CreatorTaylor Sheridan
ReleasedDecember 2021
Season & EpisodesSeason (1) One & Episodes (10) Ten
CastTim McGraw (James Dutton), Sam Elliott (Shea Brennan), Faith Hill (Margaret Dutton), Isabel May (Elsa Dutton), LaMonica Garrett (Thomas), Audie Rick (John Dutton Sr.), Marc Rissmann (Josef), James Landry Hébert (Wade), Gratiela Brancusi (Noemi), Anna Fiamora (Risa), Malcolm Stephenson (Nikolai), Amanda Jaros (Alina), Jordan Walker Ross (Mikel), etc.

Please note that Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, who play spouses James and Margaret Dutton in this show, are real-life husband and wife.
About – 1883.

Trailer of the 1883 (S1/2021-2022) Series

1883 – trailer | YouTube.

Awards won by the 1883 (S1/2021-2022) Series

Names of the AwardsWinners of the Awards
Western Heritage Awards 2022Bronze Wrangler – Winner – Fictional Television Drama – Taylor Sheridan, David Glasser
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2023Winner – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series – Sam Elliott
Awards – 1883

Featured & Other Images: 1883 TV Series | Paramount +.

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