The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

On a Sunday morning, you don’t want to watch anything overwhelming or profound as you ease into waking up with a cup of coffee in one hand and the tv remote in the other.

Netflix just released “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and it was the first film we saw advertised. Seemed like it had an interesting plot and decent cast, so we gave it a go without much hesitation.

Keeping our expectations low, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality, storyline, and unexpected turns it had. Happy that it wasn’t a total waste of our sunday morning was rewarding and continues to give me hope that Netflix is putting our monthly payments to good use.

As this is my first post, I’m not sure how much to say in my reviews, but for now I’ll skim the surface so that it’s not too much information and that way I don’t spoil anything for anyone.

The cast had a few of my favorites from past films and shows including James Franco (yes, please) and Liam Neeson as the headlining stars and other great but not so popular actors such as a plump David Krumholtz (Numbers) , Irishman Brendan Gleeson (“Mad-eye Moody” from Harry potter…), and many more.

It is an anthology of 6 stories, which each I feel has a lesson to teach the view, but above all it’s meant to portray how it was to live during a time where life is fleeting and could be so easily taken away. Reminds me of the times when I played Oregon Trail and you died from the measles. That shit was real.

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