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General Tariq Al-Fayeed
Given the executive producers' resumes... and the stronger moments of the pilot, Tyrant" is worth a chance.
Much depends on what happens in the second episode, but the premiere suggests that Tyrant will rule.
The cinematography is stunning, the music and atmospherics are immersive. With occasional hiccups the acting is mostly subtle. Suspension of disbelief will be required, but Tyrant is worth the effort.
The more unique part of the show, though, could be its exploration of the Middle East at a depth and with a nuance rarely seen on American television.
Tyrant overcame a shaky start [and] proved that initial impressions can sometimes be -- if not wrong -- premature.
[The] viewers get a family soap opera masquerading as something more; a gritty fairy tale in which the Americanized characters are the most virtuous and figures regularly act in ways that make little sense beyond furthering the story.
Some of the acting and directing leaves much to be desired. But because it is such a fresh story to come on the small screen, Tyrant is definitely a must-watch.
While noting the problems with the pilot, I am intrigued by it. I want to see where it goes, and goddamnit, I trust FX, which hasn't let us down yet in the drama department.
If The Honourable Woman was a crossword without clues, this is more like a shopping list scrawled in felt pen.
Tyrant has all the elements of a great show. The plot is interesting, the characters are compelling, and the cast is great.
There is little consistency of tone here, and the efforts to depict a realistic Middle Eastern political struggle are undermined by campy and melodramatic moments.
Audience Reviews for Tyrant: Season 1
Jan 19, 2021absolutely amazing season, there is much to love about it.
May 31, 2018I could not get past the complete cultural misappropriations n rape scenes??...the undertones are disturbing.
Jun 08, 2017Could not get past the second episode, sorry. This series is poorly acted, full of plot holes and situations that are just plain dumb.
Aug 07, 2016Give it a chance. You will get addicted. Season 1 is good, 2 is great, 3 even better!
Jul 28, 2015It's such an interesting plot given our current circumstances but Adam Rayner is really hard to watch. He has this emotionless daze throughout the show and the audience can't seem to empathize with him in any way. IDK if i will even watch the 2nd season unless the showrunner started to crack the whip...
Sep 15, 2014EXCELLENT . CANT WAIT FOR NEXT SEASON
Sep 15, 2014This is a fantastic show. I sincerely hope they renew it for many more seasons as I can't wait to see what happens after the season 1 finale! It has an enthralling plot and great acting.
Sep 09, 2014One of the best shows, I hope they don't cancel it.
Sep 03, 2014I'm hooked. Can't wait for the new season to start
Sep 02, 2014Loved the Show! Please renew the second season, can't wait to know what happened next!