Well I haven’t read the comics so I went into watching this show clueless about what to expect, and boy was it a worthwhile endeavour. This show is crazy. The violence came out of nowhere with a man exploding not even 5 minutes into the episode and in that moment I knew this was going to be a cool show.
Other points of notice is the cast, Dominic Cooper plays the lead role of Jesse Custer a wayward preacher who spends most of his time drunk or hungover with conviction and I’m interested where he will take the character over the course of the series. But the person that impressed me the most has to be the awesome Ruth Negga as gun toting bazooka making Tulip O’Hare, she comes careering into the episode leaving an insane amount of destruction in her wake all the while with a devil may care attitude. Thank you AMC for giving us a cool strong bad ass female without putting her under the male gaze!
Also Preacher is right up my street in terms of its comedy because it’s quite dark and shocking, for example the literal undertaking of “open your heart” by one of Custer’s (really annoying) Parishioners who cuts out his own heart and tries to hand it to his elderly mother made me laugh and feel slightly queasy at the same time. Another amusing but very small blink and you’ll miss it moment that had me laughing was the news announcement of Tom Cruise exploding due to the weird entity. But to be honest its not surprising that the show has great comedy as Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are behind the adaptation (They wrote Pineapple Express, 50/50 and This is the End)
So I will definitely be watching Preacher when it continues airing on the 5th of June, all I can say is thank god for Amazon Prime and the awesome content they are providing. If you haven’t checked it out already do it! And let me know what you thought of the Pilot episode and whether you’ll continue watching!