“Yellowstone” fans must wait and see if their favorite streaming series gallops out of the stables for the second half of Season 5. But even if it does, many diehards were already complaining about the unrecognizable mess the show has become. “Now as more and more time passes, it slips into the more typical soap opera cliché focusing on too much of the ranch life,” Redditor u/NickDB902 continued to rant. “Long-winded never-ending family problems, characters endlessly repeating the same tropes and conversations over and over, no growth, a bunch of new characters with old stories not getting a proper end.”
U/Huan127 didn’t mind so much that “Yellowstone” is a soap opera, but the user did complain about how the storytelling has diminished over the last couple of seasons. “The episodes are beginning to feel like they were produced by the Montana Board of Tourism,” u/Huan127 wrote. Another Redditor, u/reggie_kush compared the downward slide of “Yellowstone” to AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and how that drama ran its course and arguably went off the rails.
“What happened with the wolves?” u/ Blue-Sand2424 asked about a neglected “Yellowstone” plot point that concerned Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes). “What happened with Kayce doing that Native American ritual? What are the consequences of these events?” U/Blue-Sand2424 went on to say that it seemed those questions will likely never be answered because “Yellowstone” seems more concerned with just showing off its musical, concert sequences, rather than focusing on storytelling.