Preacher

Preacher – Gonna Hurt

by Alan Rapp on July 11, 2018

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Preacher - Gonna Hurt television review

Despite their wishes to leave, Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) and his friends remain trapped in Angelville for another episode as Jesse begins to work off the cost of Tulip‘s (Ruth Negga) resurrection. Despite warnings to Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) about hiding his true nature, the vampire is discovered by Jesse’s family leading to the re-opening of the Tombs (yet another comprise Jesse promised never to make). Tulip’s attempts to find a way out for Jesse lead her to make a dangerous choice with an unlikely new frenemy. While it’s likely best for everyone if Madam Boyd (Prema Cruz) helps Tulip, it looks like she’s going to need a little convincing

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Preacher – Angelville

by Alan Rapp on June 26, 2018

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Preacher - Angelville television review

Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) returns home in a season premiere that doesn’t feature, or even mention Genesis (and what Jesse can do with it). Instead “Angelville” is mainly concerned with Jesse’s return home, the introduction of his witchy grandmother (Betty Buckley) and creepy extended family, and the resurrection of his girlfriend. Even from the limited flashbacks we get here, and Jesse’s current interactions with his family, it’s obvious he had good reason to leave Angelville. There will be a cost for Tulip‘s (Ruth Negga) life, but just what might that be (and can Jesse find a way to weasel out of it)? It’s a creepy and stylish season opener that spends the entire episode on a single plot point (raising my concerns once again about the show dragging out storylines more than necessary). Suggesting that Jesse and company may be forced to stay in Angelville for more episodes leaves me a bit cold as well since the last season began to stall once the road trip halted for too long in New Orleans.

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Preacher – The End of the Road

by Alan Rapp on September 13, 2017

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Preacher - The End of the Road television review

The Second Season of Preacher wraps up with more of a whimper than a bang. After being stuck in neutral for most of this season, the show moves microscopically forward with Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) admitting the hard truth to himself about his son, albeit in a completely selfish way, providing the beginning of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) working as Klaus Starr‘s (Pip Torrens) new messiah, and offering a pair of deaths which should finally force the show to move out of the rut it has gotten stuck in since landing in New Orleans.

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Preacher – Dirty Little Secret

by Alan Rapp on August 23, 2017

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Preacher- Dirty Little Secret television review

Preacher is about a fallen preacher lost in the world searching for a God who has abandoned humanity. “Dirty Little Secret” fills in a bit more about the Grail Corporation which is, like everything else divine we’ve seen, pretty fucked up. Keeping the inbred descendants of Jesus Christ secluded from the world so that one might someday rise to power is an oddball plan, particularly after Jesse (Dominic Cooper) discovers just how inbred the latest descendent turns out to be. The episode also lets us in on why Herr Starr (Pip Torrens) is all the sudden less murdery towards Jesse and his friends as he sees in the preacher an alternative to the organization’s flawed plans. Much like the source material of comic writer Garth Ennis’ original work, the themes of AMC’s TV-series of the same name is anything but subtle.

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Preacher – Puzzle Piece

by Alan Rapp on August 16, 2017

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Preacher - Puzzle Piece TV review

Initially seeing Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) as nothing more than other false idol for Grail Industries to kill and bury, Klaus Starr (Pip Torrens) sends a team to do just that. While the preacher’s survival infuriates Starr, and causes him to call for a drone strike on Jesse and his friends, something found in the surveillance footage of the apartment will give the man an entirely different perspective on the matter and give him the puzzle piece he has long been searching for.

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