"The Ranch: Part 6" Seems Ready to Trigger a Few Democrats
Christmas came early. Netflix released the trailer for "The Ranch: Part 6," which debuts on December 7th. And if this preview is any indication, it looks to continue poking fun at the left. Albeit, with a few cuss words. Which you're about the hear, so don't play this around your boss. Unless your boss is awesome.
"Half the time I don't feel like doing anything. That'll make me an honorary Democrat."
Usual disclaimers when I write about The Ranch. Yes, I know Netflix signed a deal with "Obummer" and "Moochelle" and some of you canceled your accounts. I'm also aware of some of star Ashton Kutcher's sillier political opinions. Though, he can be a mixed bag (see Ashton Kutcher Goes on Anti-Gun Rant, Accidentally Admits to Owning Illegal Gun and Ashton Kutcher’s Character on The Ranch… is Pro-Life?). Personally, I think Kutcher is a lot closer to people like Chris Pratt and Mike Rowe. So as the star of my favorite show, I'll cut him some slack. He should just maybe not tweet immediately after reading the latest hot take in HuffPo.
What's more important to me is that I think The Ranch is a template for a "conservative" show. Mostly because it doesn't try to be a "conservative" show. It's a GOOD show about hardworking families from flyover country. Where a lot of things that a lot of us think and care about are viewed in a positive light. Simply not portraying those things as "literally the same as Hitler" is an improvement. And more than you can ask for from most Hollywood productions.
Sam Elliot doesn't play the stereotypical Republican the Democrat National Committee says you need talking points for to argue with at holiday dinners. He plays our fathers and uncles who taught us the value of hard work and how to be a man. And yes, also influenced where a lot of us are politically.
So feel free to join me in taking off from work on Friday to binge watch!