10 Western Shows If You've Seen All Taylor Sheridan Projects, Ranked by IMDb

10 Western Shows If You've Seen All Taylor Sheridan Projects, Ranked by IMDb
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Crime and drama stories about the Gold Rush, the Great Depression, and revenge.

In 2010, Taylor Sheridan finished filming Sons of Anarchy and announced his retirement from acting. And hardly anyone noticed it. Five years later, a movie based on his screenplay, Sicario, directed by Denis Villeneuve, premiered. And in 2018, Yellowstone was released, which made him famous around the world.

If you've already seen all of Sheridan's projects and want more, these ten shows by other creators are for you.

10. Walker, 2021-...

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

Cordell Walker returns to his hometown of Austin. After unidentified criminals killed his wife, he spent two years recovering while working undercover.

He unexpectedly finds a common language with his partner Micki, one of the first women in the history of the Texas Rangers. The man feels that his wife's killers are somewhere nearby, and that thought haunts him.

The CW project is a remake of the cult series Walker, Texas Ranger. While Chuck Norris played the lead role in the original, the star of Supernatural, Jared Padalecki, took his place in the reboot.

9. Deputy, 2020

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

In Los Angeles, a sheriff dies of a heart attack. Under a 170-year-old law, the longest-serving deputy in the department must serve as acting sheriff until the next election. Bill Hollister becomes the new sheriff and gets right down to business, leading car chases and shoot-outs.

Deputy is a very entertaining show: a simple guy catches big Californian criminals. The Fox series stars Stephen Dorff, known to many viewers from the third season of True Detective.

8. Klondike, 2014

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

The plot centers on the story of six miners who meet in the Yukon River Valley during the Gold Rush. They must survive in the harsh northern regions and encounter numerous competitors willing to kill anyone for the loot.

The series is Discovery Channel's first original project. It stars Richard Madden, who many may remember as Robb Stark from Game of Thrones.

7. The Son, 2017-2019

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Eli McCullough (played by Pierce Brosnan ) lost his family in an Indian raid and was captured by the Comanches as a boy. However, he survived, gained his freedom and became a successful cattle rancher. Now, in the early twentieth century, Eli realizes that his business is no longer providing the same income and that the future of Texas lies not in cattle but in oil.

Based on Philipp Meyer's 2013 epic novel of the same name, The Son consists of two parallel storylines and timelines. While the main plot follows the relationship of the elder McCullough and his family with the Mexicans, a subplot tells how Eli was captured by the Comanches and gradually grew into a tough man.

6. Damnation, 2017-2018

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

The action takes place in a small Iowa town in the thirties. Almost simultaneously, a young pastor arrives to call the poor to rise up against the rich, and a dashing strikebreaker hired by the rich to thwart the pastor's plans. And no one in town realizes that these two are brothers.

In addition to the traditional shoot-outs between tough men in hats, Damnation shows the difficult lives of ordinary Americans during the Great Depression.

5. Hatfields & McCoys, 2012

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

The epic feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys lasted more than twenty years. From the end of the Civil War, when the heads of the families returned home to rebuild their households, but instead started a massacre. Over the years, at least a dozen people, including women and children, were killed on both sides.

Bill Paxton and Kevin Costner played the heads of the two families. For his performance, Costner was honored with a Golden Globe and an Emmy. The show's events unfold quickly – the men would sooner use firearms than talk, while the authorities stay out of the fight.

4. Godless, 2017

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

A brutal outlaw, Frank Griffin, terrorizes the Wild West in search of his adopted son and former partner, Roy Goode, who suddenly abandoned Frank with the loot from the last raid. Frank's search leads him to the quiet town of La Belle, which, due to strange circumstances, is inhabited only by women.

Steven Soderbergh served as executive producer of the Netflix original miniseries. Godless has superb acting, and well-written dialogue.

3. Hell on Wheels, 2011-2016

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

The Western centers on former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon, who is determined to avenge the rape and death of his beloved wife by hunting down and killing the Union soldiers who did it. He ends up in Nebraska, at one of the construction sites of the transcontinental railroad.

The series also features a hardened businessman, Durant, who does everything he can to get the railroad through the dangerous frontier, a proud blonde and a prostitute with a heart of gold – the classic canon of the Western is faithfully reproduced here.

2. Longmire, 2012-2017

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IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Walt Longmire, a Wyoming county sheriff, lost his wife a year ago. Vic, a former Philadelphia homicide detective, works as his assistant. She chose to live in the outskirts instead of the busy city, but that did not mean less work: there is an Indian reservation close by and the Native Americans don't want any help from official authorities.

Viewers are treated to a different investigation in every episode. Longmire follows the procedural formula, but with a dash of Western with cowboys and the spectacular nature of Wyoming.

1. Deadwood, 2004-2006

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IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

The town of Deadwood in South Dakota is a cesspool, attracting criminals from all over America. Crime and corruption are so ingrained in the lives of the people of Deadwood that they are practically ignored.

The HBO show was immediately loved by critics and viewers for its realism. Deadwood is violence, sex, profanity, and zero romance.