philipchevron wrote:The most stunning and terrifying, not to say biblical depiction of the Black Blizzard occurs in HBO's superior tent-show drama Carnivale.
DzM wrote:philipchevron wrote:The most stunning and terrifying, not to say biblical depiction of the Black Blizzard occurs in HBO's superior tent-show drama Carnivale.
I'm three episodes into Carnivàle. So far it's not grabbing me the way I'd hoped. I think part of the reason why is the insistence on the supernatural. It seems to me that 1930s America had so much going on that several period pieces could be made set in Oklahoma, Washington, California, Hawaii, etc. It seems cheating, somehow, to turn to mysticism and the battle between Good and Evil. It's cheating in much the same way that it's cheating whenever sci-fi shows turn to time travel for plot devices (unless, you know - that's the whole point of the show).
philipchevron wrote:That said, the fact that Carnivale was denied the third season that would - I believe - have made some sort of sense of the whole thing certainly had a negative effect on the second season, during which there is a palpable air of loose ends being prematurely tied.
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