The Dutton family are owners of a ranch in Montana that is the largest contiguous ranch in America. Led by patriarch John, the Duttons constantly contend with attacks from land developers, conflicts with the country's first national park, and tense encounters with a neighboring Indian reservation. But through it all, they relentlessly fight to keep their land in the family.
Before anyone makes the claim of sexism or the glass ceiling, be aware it is not gender pointed. There are many extraordinary female characters and I could even go as far as saying more screen time would be warmly welcomed. As for Beth, the character shows no heart, soul or remorse. Any character swing to become better would be far fetched and pull you out of the story feeling real. Her attitude even toward the "boy" is cruel and evil which is ironic because the show points out he is a younger Rip several times.
Speaking of Rip, their relationship doesn't make any sense at all. He is tough and scared, but around her he is a submissive doormat. If the character was true to the writing, he would not tolerate it and the relationship makes the character design deeply flawed. She truly is the wrench that throws the entire dynamic and show off. Every character scene with her changes the pure design and fundamental nature of the other characters in the scene.
As someone in the industry and a former showrunner, I honestly have to wonder what the writing team is thinking or striving to achieve. Women can be strong, intelligent, no nonsense and clever without hating them or being evil. But, with this character you are starting a horrible stereotype that you must be pure evil to do so.
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