Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming sitcom The Ranch today, and I am confused.
So much of Netflix's original shows' critical (and seemingly, audience) success has been based on the unexpected, bringing us shows that you won't find on network television. Now we have a multi-camera sitcom (its second — Fuller House is the first) with network TV sitcom vets Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, written and produced by two Two and a Half Men showrunners, that looks like everything else, except with swear words and Sam Elliott.
Kutcher stars as a Colt, a former semi-pro football player who still seems to think he can make it in the big leagues but returns home to help run the family ranch. Masterson plays his brother, Elliott plays his father, and Debra Winger plays his mother.
The first 10 episodes of the series will premiere on April Fool's Day, which is somehow fitting.