Intense, gritty, and often crime-driven dramas are often hailed for Taylor

Sheridan's work as creator, showrunner, and divinity to the cowboy-at-heart

 but the prolific author isn't given enough credit for his sense of balance

It's one of the main reasons Yellowstone's fan base keeps expanding,

even as the programme enters its fifth and presumed penultimate season.

It's also the reason why fans have remained enthralled throughout the whole run of the programme. Sheridan is aware of pace.

The Dutton family was the subject of an assassination attempt

 in the season's first episode from last year, which was quite literally explosive.