Series Review: 1883


Title: 1883

Genre: Historical

Release Date: December 19th, 2021

My Rating: ★★★★☆

IMDB Rating: 8.7/10

Cast: Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Isabel May

Watch On: Paramount +


Summary from IMDB: 

Follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west.


IMDB Trailer



This review almost didn't happen.

Like so many people who have been invested in the Dutton story from the very beginning, we longed to know where the whole saga began. My husband and I tuned into the first episode the day it was release last December. We quickly found out after two or three episodes the dark cloud that hung over the story content and slow paced story telling was far to draining for us. We quickly abandoned the show and moved on to brighter pastures.

It wasn't until today how much I realized how deep this story cut through my soul. Watching a young woman, tear down the walls of society, embracing rebellion and purpose of self. Falling in love, probably too many times in a short six months, and facing death head on. Elsa was the driving character in this show.

Favorite Quote:

"I know death now. I've seen it. It had no fangs. It smiled at me, and it was beautiful."

The reason I gave this show 4 out of 5 stars was the slow pacing at the beginning.

Bring the tissue. I write this review with tears rolling down my cheeks, grieving for a fictional character who feels as real to me as my own family. I don't know when and where she changed my mind, but I draw strength from her.

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