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'The Ranch' is an old-fashioned sitcom, but Sam Elliott and Debra Winger make it worth watching

'The Ranch' is an old-fashioned sitcom, but Sam Elliott and Debra Winger make it worth watching

Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, who co-starred in "That '70s Show" in the Clinton and Bush (2) administrations, have wrangled themselves a new situation comedy. It's called "The Ranch," and like their previous situation comedies, including Kutcher's four seasons on "Two and a Half Men" and Masterson's "Men at Work," it's an old-fashioned multi-camera, live-audience affair. (Some laughs do seem to have been added later, but that is just a thing that happens.)

The venue is novel, however. The series' first 10 episodes premiere Friday on Netflix, which means that words are said that can be identified here only by their initials, that there...

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