I’ve been trying to watch The Lost Symbol, the TV adaptation of the latest Dan Brown “Robert Langdon” book, aka Da Vinci Code Part IV. It’s produced by Ron Howard, so thematically it’s a close match to the movies, which were not the greatest of this particular genre, but they were a decent watch.
The problem with this dour TV series is it’s ten episodes long, which is about six too many. It just goes on and on, round in circles. The jeopardy increases and pace speeds up only to immediately slow down again, twice per episode. They’re trying to build it up to something, but the momentum keeps stalling.
I want a fun adventure, but this is just miserably dark, which is not what I am looking for coming out of a global pandemic. I’ll try to stick it out, but I really just don’t care.