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Jun 20, 2021It's overall a decent show and pretty entertaining. But the main problem I have with it is the main character, whether it's the script or the actor portraying it, he can be honestly hard to watch sometimes. I find myself cringing at some of his dialogue.
Jun 15, 2021Snowpiercer is an excellent post apocalypse series, increasingly entertaining and gripping. I loved the original movie from the original graphic novel, and this is a nice continuation of the same theme. If any series can claim direct inspiration from the climate crisis today, it is Snowpiercer. I definitely feel this is the best performance of Jennifer Connely in her entire career. She carries the show on her shoulders, the burden of making terribly hard decisions to keep humanity alive in a frozen world. She plays the role of anti hero very well, at times showing tremendous humanity and compassion, at other times a callous disregard for human rights - but always driven to the mission of the train. The supporting cast is excellent, and the addition of Sean Bean in season 2 added an incredible gravitas to the series. It's been a while since I've seen such a vicious, erudite and sophisticated megalomaniac villain. He perfectly justified Melanie's initial choices to save humanity. Other delightful characters include Ruth, the perfect example of how not even the end of the world demands abandonment of decorum and civility. Most of the characters undergo a transformation during this endless revolution of track, as their circumstances change. As we see the tug of war, and literal civil war, inside the train oscillating between autocracy and democracy, it is a perfect mirror of the political times we live in today. Kudos to the showrunners for integrating this reality. The image of a populist who divides to conquer, who demonizes the weak and who promises nebulous security, all the while demanding to be worshipped, seems quite familiar and recent indeed. The special effects of a long silver snake charging through a frozen world with the glistening corpses of human civilization is a sight to behold. Some of the action sequences are breathtaking, especially in the Himalayas. The showrunners definitely didn't skimp on the budget. As with any end of humanity series, what always saddens me the most is the wanton disregard for the preservation of human life, even as the species struggles on the edge of the extinction abyss. All these types of shows seem to be stating that humanity does not indeed deserve to survive. Nevertheless I am very happy season 3 is coming up and really can't wait to see how this gripping story continues to unwind on the endless track.
May 22, 2021Not new, but not bad expended director Bong's perspective and many characters impressive If you have a enough time, recommand guys
Apr 09, 2021The show has some interesting ideas and I can definitely see what is trying to be done or said, but the execution is often awkward. Feels like a remake of Bong's interpretation of Snowpiercer, but with all the emphasis on the wrong things. However, this doesn't mean the show is 'bad'. It's still pretty good compared to other shows with similar themes and ideas. It may lack subtlety, but Snowpiercer was never about subtlety anyways. Fun to watch alone/together, but don't expect a masterpiece.
Apr 09, 2021Excellent show, shows us once more again why communism does not work. It's so funny how Wilford mocks Layten as king Layten and he is not wrong.
Apr 07, 2021Good start and some interesting ideas, but the season is plagued by unrealistic plot twists and poor writing that show off the show's shallowness despite good concepts. The 'main' character Layton is terribly annoying to watch, is extremely shallow, and can only spout out simplistic concepts and buzzwords like 'revolution, democracy, go tailies'. His tribal allegiance to what he sees as the oppressed against what seems like logical common good and edgy comments make him very irritable, I believe the writers wanted to make him as a humane revolutionary but they created an annoying child. On the other hand one could say that this season is an ode to utilitarianism by making everyone but the real main character (Melanie Cavill) uninteresting and downright stupid by going with their primal impulses instead of thinking of the consequences of their actions. Cavill's character is the most interesting and complex and the show does a good job revealing it to us. Unfortunately none of the other characters are interesting and we take little interest in whether they live or die. Passes the time, but the good is drowned out by the bad.
Apr 06, 2021Not very good, a lot of imagination and surreal situations.
Apr 01, 2021Wow.. It's everything you would want in a thriller series, without the unnecessary awful dialogue that lingers in other shows. It makes you feel like the whole episode is packed with story, climax, cliffhanger, that are different in each episode. This is especially highlighted in S02!
Mar 31, 2021Weak start but gets really good as the story progresses.
Mar 31, 2021So the main character always have so many ways to get the train back, so werid.