Glancing through those old threads, I see that some fans of the original graphic novels /comics became fans of the show, and some did not. Not having read the comics, I’m reacting just to AMC’s rendition—which I love. Great use of music and innovative camera work, and a great cast (in my view); each episode goes by way too quickly.
This season’s first three episodes have been mainly set in Masada. Jesse is already off elsewhere, though. So far we’re seeing more of God than in the past; Hitler, Arseface, and the Saint of Killers also have had a good amount of airtime.
I continue to be amazed at what AMC gets away with, ‘adult content’-wise.
YouTube has some trailers and such up for free, but appears to be charging–a LOT, $50 per month!!–to see the entire season. If you time the two-week free trial right you might be able to see all ten episodes of season 4, after they’ve aired on AMC, presumably.
Is anyone still watching this show? This final season is flawed but it has its moments. And as I’m watching it, I wonder what happened to the religious right. In previous decades, people used to freak out over what seems like nothing. They’d write letters to the network and the FCC and organize boycotts of advertisers. And yet, I don’t hear of people losing their shit over this show, even though it features God, the Devil, Jesus and an angel and a demon having mad sex. (BTW, I’m guessing that the angel and demon from the most recent episode are the parents of the Genesis thing in Jesse Custer,)
Didn’t stop that group from complaining to Netflix about “Good Omens”. Admittedly those people were idiots for a variety of reasons, first and foremost being that “Good Omens” isn’t a Netflix show (also, they completely missed “Lucifer” which is).
Yeah, I was wondering the same thing.
It’s startling how different he looks in the two roles. Acting! Genius!
Well, fake teeth and a “wall-eye” contact lens will accomplish quite a lot. But, yeah: he’s good. (Ritter is currently a semi-regular on Lodge 49 where he plays yet a third type of character very convincingly: a smart con-man, basically.)
I hadn’t remembered that dialogue—that would seem to settle the question.
FWIW I think the season has really picked up. Apparently what it needed was to be given a finite number of episodes to tell the story, so the characters don’t just sit around moping all the time (they’re still doing that, but other stuff is finally happening).
Plus the whole “We’re the Americans!” thing from a few episodes ago did make me laugh a lot.
The show doesn’t even pretend to explain how Tulip’s Chevelle gets to and from the US, Australia and the Middle East, sometimes within a single episode. And I’m OK with that. And in the most recent episode, God punished Jesse for even thinking he might like to sit in God’s throne but was totally cool with Herr Starr’s vanity.