If you haven't seen the Netflix original television series GODLESS, do yourself a favor and go, watch it now, like right now. T
The plot from IMDb - Frank Griffin, an outlaw terrorizing the 1880s American West, hunts down Roy Goode, his partner turned enemy. Roy hides out at a ranch as Frank's chase leads him to La Belle, New Mexico - a town mysteriously made up almost entirely of women.
The cast of characters is delightful as there is more than one good guy and more than one bad guy. The scenery is desolate and the show starts of with a huge scene that makes the viewer wonder what the heck they have stumbled into. It does make one want to watch what happens to either find out what has happened in the show, or to find out what will happen in the show.
The women of the town, La Belle, are self- sufficient, but it isn't something they have picked up because they wanted to. The reason the women are taking care of things in the town is horrifying and yet it is fascinating. They have the strength to do everything a man is supposed to be doing for them, from the whores to the elegant ladies to the hard edged frontier woman. In fact, throughout the show the women are all seemingly stronger than the men.
This show also has some excellent acting from Jeff Daniels as Frank Griffin, Scoot McNairy as the sheriff, Bill McNue, and Merritt Wever as the sheriff's sister, Mary Agnes. There were in fact, several good actors and would love to name all of the but I would run out of room. I will comment on Jeff Daniels as Frank. I have never seen Jeff Daniels play a bad guy like Frank, and he was lovely at it. There were times in the show when the audience can feel for him and what he has gone through, but then there are times when the audience see how terrible of a person her really is. He was really wonderful in this role.
I recommend this show for everyone. It is a limited series and currently has only seven episodes, although some of them are longer (the last episode is an hour and twenty minutes long). It was fascinating, it had a ton of well written characters, and I loved how this was a woman driven show where women were the main characters.