Preacher: Season One

Don’t worry if you are not familiar with the comic book series that this series is based upon as you can still enjoy it. Given the green light to go ahead with a small screen adaptation, Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg are the men behind the camera. What they have created can only be described as an homage or ode to Quentin Tarantino.

 

Jesse Custer (played by Dominic Cooper) is a preacher who is trying to lead his flock in small town Annville, Texas.  As time goes on we see that he is a young man trying to fill his father’s shoes.  His father was a preacher in this very town before meeting with an untimely death. Jesse has a load of skeletons in his past but is trying to get past them and be a better man.  His attempt is made more difficult because of new friend and vampire Cassidy (played by Joseph Gilgun) and childhood friend and former lover, Tulip (played by Ruth Negga).

 

preacherThat is difficult as his faith in God is wavering as he feels his prayers are not even being listened to nevermind answered. Now his body has become the housing place for an entity called Genesis. Genesis gives him the power of God in that he can use his voice to command others to do as he pleases. Even this power does not seem to be helping things along so Jesse announces that God will be making an appearance at the church in Annville. Needless to say, anticipation is high.

 

Preacher is unlike anything else on television right now.  Odd, quirky, filled with dark humour, great music and oftentimes violent. Most of the story, visuals and characters come from left field. The characters are the strongest elements of the series as sometimes the story just meanders along slowly not seemingly going anywhere. But when you have Cassidy, Tulip, Donnie (played by Derek Wilson), Odin Quincannon (played by Jackie Earle Haley) and the mysterious Cowboy (played by Graham McTavish) it is enough to keep you interested.

 

You certainly cannot go in expecting typical television.

 

Special Features:

-The Unfilmable Pilot

-Deleted + Extended Scenes

-The Stunts of Preacher

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