This was a hard series to get through. I took some breaks from watching it, but I wanted to see how it ended.
Debra Winger was a big disappointment. I agree that she was the weak link in the series. When Kathy Baker started hanging around, I thought, oh, fuck no. I was relieved when he hooked up with the hair dresser. I'm still hoping he dumps Joanne for the other rancher. I have liked Wendy Malick in everything I've seen her in.
Abby is bitchy all the time. They try to soften her up by showing her do nice things, but deep down she's just a bitch. I'm not sure if she's just that way, or she's bitchy because Colt made her that way. It's too bad he didn't end up with Heather. She seemed very sweet. The baby story would have made things interesting. I could tell at the beginning of some episodes - they all run together now - that the actress who played Abby was really pregnant. Mostly by the way they were hiding her.
I didn't mind Bo being a curmudgeony old man. I think they went too far when he talked the rancher lady into pressing charges again after Rooster stole the generator. He was total jerk in that episode. This show goes to great lengths to remind us how utterly stupid Colt can be. He tried to get rid of it in the same car it was stolen in? Didn't cover it up. That episode was just bad all around.
The series wasn't great. It was kind of like watching 'That 70s Show' - on a ranch and not in the 70s. Lots of familiar actors were in it. By the end I was only watching it to get through the series. I'm not a fan of Dax Shephard, but I thought he was okay here. Hooking up with Mary was weird and predictable and an unwanted turn of events. The whole series kind of went dark in the later seasons. Why was Mary getting paid? She said she would work for tips because Maggie couldn't pay her. Her and her "girls" still paid off for her. Mary was kind of a likeable character for a while. Now she's poison, apparently. After Rooster left, they had an easy way to just get rid of the character all together.