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Review Mini: ‘Preacher’ Pilot

Season 1 Episode 1

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s comic adaptation is off to a darkly comic start.

Image via AMC

ROGEN & GOLDBERG GO DARK.

Announced way back in 2013, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher is finally on the air, and the results are pretty great. With a cast of memorable faces from Dominic Cooper’s titular man of God to Joseph Gilgun’s entertaining vampire, Cassidy, Preacher immediately creates a world which is equal parts danger and, surprisingly, humor. Not to mention Rogen and Goldberg—who directed the pilot—demonstrate a strong sense of style with their editing and shot compositions. They show a true talent for television which should really be tapped more often.

While the show maintains the same level of grittiness that you’ll see in AMC contemporaries such as The Walking Dead, Preacher weaves almost effortlessly between moments of carnage and levity, almost to the level of something like FX’s Fargo. While the pilot keeps most of the show’s mysteries close to the vest, the show’s darkly comic world is more than intriguing enough to invest in.

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About Max Mielecki (157 Articles)
Max Mielecki is a TV writer at YouNerded and does comedy for the interwebs. He knows Han shot first. For further ramblings follow him on Twitter @Maxmielecki.

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