posted on Sep, 30 2017 @ 01:55 AM
a reply to: CallmeRaskolnikov
I enjoyed Legion enough to start watching it again. At first I was distracted by the Fargo-style dialogue and acting then a mate told me it was made
by the same people. Some of the scenes are amazingly good and the main cast are all very believable. Music, effects, plot all high class etc. Like the
Fargo series, they squeeze in tour-de-force scenes with crazy tracking shots that blow adrenaline around the system. Nice to meet someone who gets it!
I knew nothing about Preacher so it's been 100% fresh. As soon as I saw Gilgun (Cass), I was all in for the duration; he was in a UK show called
Misfits and stole many a scene. The 'Come on Eileen' scene early in S1 was brilliant. The one plot strand I don't enjoy is Cass' son which stalls the
pace. The Hitler thing is subversively mischievous and highlights the rebellious humour of whoever wrote it.
Taboo was an unexpected treat. Although I rate Hardy highly, I thought he was beginning to go De Niro with a predictable range of voices and
movements. He managed to stop doing it in Taboo and made a compelling character. I hope they don't flog the premise by stretching it into several
series. I'm one of those who isn't interested in never ending serials - Breaking Bad got it right at five. TWD, on the other hand, went crap after
their fifth - a soap opera with zombies.
Mr Mercedes has been very strong for the opening episodes...until I saw it's a 10-parter. Urgh. Eight more episodes of a psycho tormenting Gleeson's
character doesn't appeal much and neither does the developing romance.
2018 promises to be yet another high-water mark for TV with more from Legion, Taboo, American Gods, Fargo, Preacher...