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This 10-episode modern noir drama follows a young grifter, James (Emmy nominee Jimmi Simpson from Westworld, Black Mirror and House of Cards), as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown (Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley). But the pastor and his wife Lillian (Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver from Silver Linings Playbook) – known to their parishioners as Pa and Ma – turn out to be far more dangerous than he suspects… Luis Guzmán plays Hector Contreras and Jackie Weaver plays Lillian, also known as “Ma”.
This series has been described as “singularly strange” by critics, with RogerEbert.com saying “This is fantastic television, reminiscent of classic noirs and the way the Coen brothers played with the genre in works like Blood Simple and Fargo“, and the cast in particular has garnered praise. Entertainment Weekly writes, “Guzmán is a desperate delight. Weaver looks like a maternal White Walker, and Kingsley is Sexy Beast-ing as one very dire wolf.”
The Hollywood Reporter writes, “Kingsley, in particular, seems to find himself in a kind of paradise of fantastic dialogue – like he’s been born to the oddly funny cadence of Pa and his blunt truisms,” and said he’s the “odds-on favourite to win the Emmy for best actor in 2020”.
IMDB rating: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 92%