Patriot

I knew nothing about this series, an Amazon Original — and apparently the pilot was first released back in 2015, and then the rest of the season was released now — but I noticed a few raves for it on my Twitter timeline and so decided to check it out, and I’m glad I did. I’ve only watched the first 3 episodes so far (of 10), but this is such a fantastic and smart series. It’s beautifully shot — it definitely has a filmic quality to it — and the situations are steeped in dark comedy (the premise is an American agent who goes undercover in an industrial company). It appears it has already been renewed for a second season, and that’s good news indeed. The funny thing too is that I watched the first episode of this straight after watching the original Robocop film, and so it put a smile on face to see Kurtwood Smith starring in both. The one thing that bugs me a bit though is that the inspector speaks French with a strong accent (i.e. she’s not really a French speaker). It becomes annoying because most of her dialogue is in French with subs.

Published by Jean Snow

Project Manager at Ubisoft. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.