I've been a fan of Sylvester Stallone since whatever movies starring him my dad first let me watch, probably Rocky and First Blood.

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When I caught word that he was in a new TV series called Tulsa King, I didn't even need to watch a trailer or preview, I was in.  Fortunately, I already have Paramount Plus so I can continue to get my new Star Trek fixes, as that's the platform Sly's new show is on.

I started watching Tulsa King with my wife, but she quickly did her fall asleep while watching anything late at night routine and I continued on with the first season without her.  The first few episodes of the 10 for the season are pretty slow burns, and they aren't that long either.  After one and two, I wasn't debating to stop watching it, just hoping it would pick up the pace a bit, and it did.

The show follows a New York mobster named Dwight (Stallone), who served 25 years in prison, only to get out and be sent to Tulsa to start-up mb operations there.  As you can imagine, his past catches up with him, and he gets heat from other directions too as he tries to ramp up business in Tulsa.

The show is edgy, and includes some brutal violence at times with again, a slow burn feel to it.  The acting is solid throughout, and Sly's Dwight brings together a unique and diverse group of characters from many backgrounds making it pretty entertaining.  For being 76 years old, not that that's old, Stallone still rocks and no one else could play this roll.

At the time of writing this, episode 9 of 10 is out, and it's an easy binge if you want to score the Paramount Plus 7-day free trial to give it a watch.  It's a step-up from a lot of the other shows currently out.  I'll so far give it a solid 7.5 out of 10, with a lot of potential to get even better with a second season.

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