Thought I’d make a dedicated thread for clarity, we can go back to the other for more casting news on the future series or something.
Four episodes in and I love it so far, but yeah, be warned, it’s bloody and violent. If theoretically someone’s head were to be smashed in, for example, you don’t actually see a skull collapsing, but you get pretty close. If it were a movie it might be flirting with an R rating at this point. I guess that’s sort of the way of a lot of TV shows actually though. Content could probably fly on basic cable, but the tone of the violence is serious, it doesn’t have the dark comedy of something like Fargo. The point is, at least for concerns about watching with kids, don’t assume that if they can handle Avengers or Agents of SHIELD that they’ll be okay with this.
But enough about that, it’s great, the first two episodes in particular are exactly what I wanted out of it.
Episode two light spoilers:
Man, that fight scene was fantastic. It reminded me of the hammer hallway fight in Oldboy. It’s not quite the single-take-marvel on a technical level since the fight moves in and out of rooms we don’t see into (and of course the single take itself is likely faked), but artistically it felt every bit as impressive. From Matt’s entrance, fists wrapped in rope, to the exhaustion by the end, I couldn’t be happier.