Amazon Prime Review Round Up: January/February: T.V.
But by god if they didn’t come out with two of possibly the best episodes of television, ever, towards the end. The flashbacks to Moira’s mother and her family in Nazi Berlin are haunting in the extreme, and the womyn only festival that anyone who survived Lilith Fair in the 90’s will be singing along to joyfully, were perfect episodes, basically this show drives me nuts with the love/hate pendulum!
Tensions bubble up quickly, Miles’ criminal underbelly reveals itself, and the guys are left having to clean up a big old mess/try to get home somehow despite being neck deep in local trouble with the police, drug lords, etc. It’s funny and edgy ensemble work (Steve Zahn, Romany Malco, Ben Chaplin and Michael Imperioli are all great): a meditation on old friendships and how far they will stretch. It queries the lengths people will go to save their own skin, or choose to stick together in tough times. Sadly, I just read they won’t be doing any more due to “creative differences” with Amazon. Boo hiss sad face.
I'm going to do a film round up in a separate post because this post is plenty long! How about you, have you seen any of these shows/what are you digging right now?