Twenty minutes to Ralph Stanley. That didn't take long.
Sad to see what Captain Stoudamire or however you spell it has been reduced to.
At the halfway point, this is not the best pilot I have ever seen in my life. They're really precariously balanced between the kind of casual racism they need and the cartoonish super-racism that is Merle from The Walking Dead. The lighting and shooting is a little weird and the soundtrack needs fewer songs with words and the dialogue is entirely too expositionary and lacking of some of the art that you'd expect from other AMC shows.
I don't hate it, but it's not really trying to get my attention at this point, and if ever there was a show that needed the opportunity to whip some titties out from one of the tremendous gaggle of purported prostitutes, it's this one. I'll give it credit for being more intriguing than Rubicon out of the gate, but this might be the weakest of the full series so far. It could get better though. I hold out hope for improvement.
Stupid question. Catholics weren't, you know, popular and junk for quite a while (like, it was still an issue with Kennedy, a hundred years after this story), on account of American history being what it is. So what was the deal with the confessional? Shouldn't there have been some dudes, you know, being all anti-catholic at them?