Has Excellent Potential But The Pilot Could have been Stronger
|Created by||Kurt Sutter|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10 (list of episodes)|
Tv Series Review
Two big things grabbed my attention when I researched The Bastard Executioner. The first was that it is directed by Kurt Sutter, the same person who created Sons of Anarchy. The second thing was that this show is set in a medieval time-line. I was immediately intrigued and was dead set on watching the 2 hour pilot premiere.
The story was OK for the most part, nothing too game changing. The show started out very Robin-hood like. A corrupt Lord started raising taxes on the people he ruled over, causing a group of peasants (and one particular peasant knight) to revolt and fight back. They gave the stolen goods back to it’s people, but unfortunately, their identity was discovered. This caused the lord to raid their village and all hell breaks lose. The story develops a lot more than that, but I don’t want to give away too much. If what I’ve described interested you, then you should give this show a chance.
One thing that stands out the most is the gore. OH.MY.GOD. I’m not trying to spoil anything for you, but if you don’t like seeing entrails, women getting stabbed, a fetus, neck slitting, or dismemberment, then this is definitely not the show for you. I didn’t even know a network like Fox would allow some of this stuff to go through. Don’t get me wrong, I’m perfectly fine with most of that stuff, but that scene in the village after the group comes back….my jaw dropped.
Needless to say, this show definitely grabbed my attention. I will continue to follow the series and update this review to let you guys know if it’s worth watching.
If you’re going to steal ideas, steal from the best and that’s what the Bastard has done
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