The dialogue is peppered with stomach-churners like “a bullet is forever,” and “he died because I trusted my gut.”
Thornton is at his alcoholic, shabby best, and he’s joined by William Hurt, Maria Bello, and Molly Parker — all of them elevating what might have been just another procedural miniseries.
In Frontier’s opening moments, you see Momoa executing a trio of British soldiers with a hunting knife in the aftermath of gruesome battle. It’s brutal and gratuitous, and at this point, it’s practically formulaic.
Imagine the enthusiastic macabre of Preacher, the lunatic conspiracy of Utopia, the loopy storytelling of Dr. Who, and the existential indulgences of Hitchhiker’s Guide, and you’re about half-way to Dirk Gently.
Why are we so afraid to try experimental new treatments on hitherto untreatable diseases? Logic aside, it’s certainly a romantic notion.
About as insightful as that Buzzfeed quiz that tries to determine what type of alcohol you are.
The pilot ends up exactly where you expect it, and thus feels maybe 15 minutes and two encounters too long. It spells out its ideas with sledgehammer subtlety, which doesn’t make for particularly challenging viewing.
Returning to the medical profession after an eight-year run on House was probably the last thing Hugh Laurie wanted to do, but Hulu ordered not one but two whole seasons of this new crime drama.
Unless you’re setting your crime show in Fargo, North Dakota, you can always tell a US remake of a European crime drama by how unforgivingly gloomy the cinematography is.
In the future, humanity is nearly extinct, so a handful of our best and brightest have travelled back to fix the moment where it all went wrong.
Like with many Le Carre novels, the espionage is very workaday, with little more than stashed USB sticks or cellphones as their primary tools. But the storytelling is crisp and the characters are compelling.
By adapting its material from creepypasta, Channel Zero manages to bring a rich and fairly unknown corner of the alternative Internet into the limelight.