Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Frack Town

Crockett's Back! And...someone's got him;
Starring Don Johnson as a larger-than-life tycoon in boots and a broad-brimmed hat, “Blood & Oil” recreates Williston as the fictional North Dakota boomtown of Rock Springs. Young newlyweds Billy and Cody Lefever (Chace Crawford of “Gossip Girl” and Rebecca Rittenhouse) move to Rock Springs to start a business. They discover a Wild West crackling with strivers and swindlers as well as oil barons, presided over by Mr. Johnson’s Hap Briggs.

The toll of the boom-and-bust cycle is the philosophical core of this show, said Josh Pate, co-creator of the new series. It “could have been about the Gold Rush or it could have been about the dot-com [era]. It’s really about a speculative mania,” said Mr. Pate, who has worked in television and film as a screenwriter, director and producer.
If it's North Dakota there must be a boutique;
For Mr. Johnson, fracking country is a long way from South Beach, but he gets to fish on location, and like Sonny Crockett, his character has a memorable wardrobe. “I have some incredible clothes in this thing,” he said. In addition to the big hats, he wears clothes by Dior, Margiela, Brioni and Ralph Lauren.
They don't make em like they used to;

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