How to Be a Cowboy season 1 review – courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway

September 1, 2021
Jordan Russell Lyon 0
Netflix, TV Reviews
2.5

Summary

How to Be a Cowboy has gotten labeled as 2021’s Tiger King. So is it? Doubtful. But it might provide something to watch on a free afternoon. 

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2.5

Summary

How to Be a Cowboy has gotten labeled as 2021’s Tiger King. So is it? Doubtful. But it might provide something to watch on a free afternoon. 

This review of the Netflix series How to Be a Cowboy season 1 does not contain spoilers.

If early reports are to be believed, How to Be a Cowboy could be the next Tiger King, so after watching it are those reports true? Giddyup as Netflix shows you what needs to be achieved in order to be a Cowboy.

Well, How to Be a Cowboy definitely has its own unique style. It’s clear from the get-go that the series is based within Texas, with its leading man and ranch manager Dale Grisby more than comfortable in front of the camera. A winning rodeo competitor, he loves the outdoors, and it’s no surprise that he’s compared to Joe Exotic. Dale, himself, wants to keep the cowboy traditions alive and has a YouTube channel with plenty of subscriptions. So if you enjoy watching him in this series, check out his channel, and you may find yourself a treat!

The other cast members aren’t too bad either, with one of the highlights being the ranch’s first female intel and bull rider Jordan Halvorsen. The focus of How to Be a Cowboy isn’t just on the humans either, it brings insight into the animals, such as the dog Catfish and the bull Carl Wayne.

The series won’t take too much of your day to watch in full. With only 6 episodes, they each average around 25 minutes each. In comparison to Tiger King, it’s a lot shorter as that had 7 episodes that were around 45 minutes in length.

There’s nothing particularly wrong with the Netflix series, but it has little to be excited about either. It’s nice to see Jordan’s journey in the show. Especially as she aims to be the first female bull rider for today’s young. However, I wouldn’t class How to Be a Cowboy as a “must watch”. 

It’s an enjoyable watch, but nothing more. I found other releases, such as Titletown High, more entertaining. But it’s at least better than some of the other reality-based shows (Motel Makeover) that Netflix has put on recently. All in all, How to Be a Cowboy is unlikely to set your life on fire and won’t make much of a difference if you watch it or not.

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