A few months ago, I was coming back from visiting our progeny in Australia and to kill time on the 18-hour flight, I binge-watched on the entertainment system Tulsa King. This has to be my favorite series from Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan. It has Sylvester Stallone, in surely his best performance, playing Dwight Manfredi, a New York mafioso who, after being released from 25 years in the slammer, is exiled to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to start an operation there.
I don’t like the language and some of the sentiments, but my native Oklahoma comes off very well, with the series shot on location and the various Okie communities, from cowboys to Indians, portrayed with sympathy and accuracy. But what I enjoyed most was its portrayal of Dwight trying to get used to all of the changes in the world that have taken place while he was behind bars for 25 years.