Some viewers of Outer Range’s first season may have been focused on parsing the Amazon Prime series’s Lost-style  

Why did Rebecca Abbott, his daughter-in-law, vanish without a trace?

 What the heck is this show doing with Taylor Sheridan’s megahit Yellowstone?

Brian Watkins, Outer Range’s creator, has described his creation using a slew of other,

Marilynne Robinson, Bruce Nauman, Steven Spielberg.

Yellowstone is about patriarch John Dutton (Kevin Costner), whose ranch, which has been in the family for generations,

as Dutton’s daughter puts it, “buy half of Oklahoma,” he cannot bring himself to give it up.

is in danger of being encroached upon by his wealthier neighbor Wayne Tillerson.