I wouldn’t call this an easy watch. David Slade, king of the slow motion insert, sets the tone for the series. It’s strong on arresting images, weaker on connecting them to character development. Overall the lead, Shadow Moon, lacks agency. It’s not the shows fault, it’s in the book. Shadow has no purpose, no desire. He just tags along with Wednesday but we never really know why? He is carried by events rather than doing something that has consequences. It works in the book better than it does on screen. All that said I’m still going to watch Season 2.
It felt a bit like a web series with higher production values. I liked it. It made me laugh.
This sits somewhere between The Walking Dead and Z Nation.
It takes a little while to get going but it’s a watchable pass at a kitsch classic.