Godless (2017)
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Wisdom of the Horse 

Bill envisions Roy's fateful stand, a reluctant Truckee learns to ride a horse, Whitey tries his hand at learning music, And John spreads the word.


Scott Frank


Scott Frank


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack O'Connell ... Roy Goode
Michelle Dockery ... Alice Fletcher
Scoot McNairy ... Bill McNue
Merritt Wever ... Mary Agnes
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ... Whitey Winn
Kim Coates ... Ed Logan
Tantoo Cardinal ... Iyovi
Sam Waterston ... Marshal John Cook
Jeff Daniels ... Frank Griffin
Rio Alexander ... Bud Ledbetter
Luke Robertson ... Bill Chick
Joe Pingue ... Alonzo Bunker
Keith Jardine ... Dyer Howe
Adam David Thompson ... Gatz Brown
Justin Welborn ... Floyd Wilson


Bill envisions Roy's fateful stand, a reluctant Truckee learns to ride a horse, Whitey tries his hand at learning music, And John spreads the word.

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Drama | Western

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22 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Christiane Seidel (Martha) & Erik LaRay Harvey (Elias) also worked together on six episodes of Boardwalk Empire (2010) as Sigrid Mueller & Dunn Purnsley respectively. See more »


When the deputy sheriff is visiting Louise in her village, there are three Orpington chicken visible in the background. Orpingtons were developed in the UK in the 1880's and only introduced to the US in 1896. Godless is set in the early 1880's. See more »


Bill McNue: [talking to himself while examining the scene of the shootout] Seven men down in the time it takes to spit. And all dead before they even hit the ground. Except one.
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a man with a gun..
18 June 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews


Scott Frank, the creator, of this western drama has got style. Not the Clint Eastwood kind. There is no hat-tilting or tobacco-chewing or loud guns fired in a bar; I would say, this is another achievement of the series, since it never has any drunk bar fights, no matter how tempting. It has presumably the panache of being in some James Bond-ish film. The spy like figurines float about or ride about in this series and sexiness is what oozes from them. To be fair, it is also gorgeous to look at; despite of few cringe worthy images, lately it looks like, these artists are working aplenty in details, just for the authenticity.

But the locations are easy on the eyes for sure. Also it grounds the field impeccably on screen. The live locations are pitched to us just as the ideas are, you don't need 3d glasses to feel like you are in it. Another advantage is how Frank is obsessed with stealing moments on one frame, that glorifies and celebrates this tale from all directions. Among many well spread out and three dimensional characters, Jeff Daniels ought to feel pretty with a juicy role like such.

And it is not just the generosity and cruelty of his character- such opposite sides of the coin is displayed in all the other characters too- but the philosophy he has in his pocket. He enters the room and he owns it and he leaves the room with whistle-blowing smile-plastering magnetic one-liners, you ought to feel happy like a four year old boy. Scott Frank has had a fair share of his moments in Godless, but what I love about the most, is how smoothly he transitions time in narration. Those very elements that helps him drive safe home, were trailed right in front of you, that went unnoticed by.

Wisdom Of The Horse

It is a slow familiar process on how Jack O'Connell tames and trains a horse, but most importantly and advantageously it is smartly done. Never taking itself too seriously, violins are taught and others their position, their credibility whether they ask for it not, "You alone." Scoot McNairy is asked mockingly by a stranger, questioning his abilities and endorsing Daniel's powerful impact in this town.

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