in case anyone is interested there are apparently 10 episodes in season one. every website (including this one) seems to indicate 6 for some reason....
Trying to watch the first two episodes after I finished watching Squid Game - huge mistake, big mistake! What Hollywood has to offer nowadays pale in comparison to the originality and creativity in storytelling in the South Korean drama.
Doesn't anyone have an original idea in Hollywood any more? Mayor of Kingstown is as paint-by-numbers as it gets:
Formulaic opening credits sequence;
'Antiheroes' - at fist, the main characters seem as if Hollywood would actually create content with antiheros but quickly we learn, they are in for the right reasons - just trying to help; :rolling_eyes:
A big-name twist in the first episode, you know, for shock value. But the only shocking thing in the show is its lack of purpose;
Are Americans capable of making movies/shows where the villains aren't Russian? The answer is no! It got so repetitive and predictable. Can Americans ever be political without resorting to xenophobia? Who is the next boogeyman after the Russians lose their usefulness? How the Russian-Americans can stomach such dirt is beyond my understanding. And while Russians are evil, African-Americans are the good guys - the most likable character is the drug-dealing leader of the Crips. Oh, how American. :rolling_eyes:
Normally, I like to give a show about three episodes before quitting but Mayor of Kingstown doesn’t seem to bring absolutely anything new to the table.
An intriguing show and superb performance by Jeremy Renner
plot is a little confusing, a couple of the more central characters are woefully underdeveloped and there is a LOT of wasted potential with the ending
not yet sold on renner in this role, either.. love the dude but no matter how physical he gets he just doesn't come off as intimidating
i'm down for a second season, though
Although it seems like a minor Taylor Sheridan production, the series slowly establishes itself as a tense prison thriller in which a very blurred line is drawn between the police and the behavior of the prisoners. Violent and as full of testosterone as Sheridan's productions, the most terrible thing is the portrait of a chaotic prison system that prefers punishment over reintegration in favor of economic results.
There are some great individual acting performances including Jeremy Renner and Emma Laird. The premise and overall story are good. The plot holes and yeah rights are also aplenty and the leader of the crips has the worst pretending to be American accent I've heard in a long time. Suspend disbelief and just enjoy the show.
This is one of the most unique shows on TV. Very well written and the acting is great. Between this show and Yellowstone Paramount + is the channel to watch. What will they do next! Oh yeah, 1883 that’s what. Keep going!
There is one thing this show is not is generic
This is a great show, it has drama, action, some comedy and the acting is pretty great.I would have liked two things to happen: more screen time for Robbert, SWAT leader, I liked his no BS approach to situations and that Mitch didn't die in the first episode, rather be in a coma then slowly recover and show some interaction between Mitch (old mayor) and Mike (new mayor).
Another Tyler Sheridan show. After Yellowstone success he's in demand, and that's a good thing imo.He's new show 1883 is about to be released, so he will have 3 running tv shows of hight quality.If you like some criminal drama, mixed with some dark grit plot lines, don't miss this one.
great show very gripping well written would you expect anything else from Taylor Sheridan
Actually not a bad show at all and nice that they used Kingston Ontario and the former Kingston penitentiary for filming it’s a must watch
One of the best TV series of 2021. The entire crew compliment each other. Even the SWAT team came in with a vengeance. The police may be corrupt but it was for the greater good. Truly looking forward to season 2.