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"Underground" celebrates the small, exceptional group of black and white heroes who risked it all for the sake of freedom. It's that story, the amazing cast and the accurate writing behind the drama that make this series worth the investment.
Underground will give you a frenetic and dramatic history lesson that will have your heart pulsing.
Underground occasionally clunks through these proceedings but usually not for too long. Vivid, strong performances by Hodge and Meloni help to keep the story on its toes... The attention to detail can be gruesome at times -- as it must be.
The characters of the slaves are sharply drawn, the action riveting and the mood not always grim. Hodge and Smollett-Bell are magical together. All that makes Underground an important series that doesn't feel like medicine going down.
It is hard to imagine a more inherently gripping premise than escaping slaves, but Underground tosses in pop music, lurid sex scenes, and a breakneck pace, undermining its own ambition.
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