Friday, September 07, 2007

Netflix



Somewhere around the middle of Season 2 Carnivale lost its way. The production values fell off a few notches, the charm of the characters wore thin, and even the performances themselves became tired and artless. What began as an intricate alchemical imagining of Armaggedon in the American Dust Bowl became Stephen King's The Stand: Uncut and Uncensored.

Even though it fell off a few notches in the final episodes of its final season, Carnivale is still superior television. Despite the corny ending.

4 comments:

casey said...

I kinda thought it lost its way in the first episode...

I bet it would've made a better graphic novel.

Nyarlathotep said...

Moore's Pandora already did the Tarot/Alchemical stuff...but you're right.

Anonymous said...

Ok Geoff, this has nothing to do with this entry, just sharing...
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1074947991409047022&q=candarian+demon&total=2&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=1

-tracy

Nyarlathotep said...

Oh man, those pesky Candarian demons! Why doesn't she get a chainsaw and a sawed-off shotgun?