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An engrossing fantasy, a moving coming of age story and a profound reflection on the plight of First Nations people in Canada
Trickster is the rare story where Indigenous folklore isn't twisted into a thin plot device, but reimagined into a fun teen mystery.
There are so many enticing elements in the early Trickster episodes that I'd hope CBC would take the opportunity to move even more Indigenous voices front-and-center - in other words, to continue to amplify what is worthwhile here.
The series never feels like it's labouring to educate on Indigenous history, intergenerational trauma and the current moment. But that history and this moment flow like a current through Trickster.
Gritty, brimming with magic, and set in a Canadian world that's as mesmerizingly cool as it is grim, this series breaks the mold for coming of age supernatural mysteries.
Trickster has a wonderfully unique tone and sly sense of humor, and an absolutely incredible cast.
[The premiere] isn't perfect and the series needs to move a little faster if it is going to succeed, but overall it's a promising start.
We'll give Trickster points for having a mostly Indigenous cast and writing staff. But the show itself has to become a bit less bleak for us to want to keep watching.
Score one for diversity in The CW's latest import from our Northern neighbor, even if we might wish for this downbeat youth drama to get spookier a bit faster.
Latimer knows about horror, which is evident in the various Cronenberg nods that can be seen throughout the set, and she uses the techniques to her advantage.
Trickster isn't the worst of the genre, but that's light-years away from calling it good.
Audience Reviews for Trickster: Miniseries
5d agoStarted slow stayed slow, kept waiting for something interesting other then a drug dealer with a messed up life. Nothing happened to make me want to watch another episode.