Hap and Leonard: Season 1 Ep. 1

Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire), James Purefoy and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) star in Sundance TV’s Hap and Leonard. Because of Michael Kenneth Williams’ involvement in this series, I had to give it a chance. I find this sub-genre becoming a thing: quirky, rural, period piece with small town characters involved in illegal and/or violent activities. Is this something hipster? I’m not exactly sure why it’s become a thing. Did Twin Peaks start it? Leonard is gay and Hap doesn’t care one bit. And it’s the 1980’s. So certainly a twist on the buddy story. I found the series to be lacking and the amount of violence gratuitous. I’m certainly glad Williams has continued to find quality work since striking gold as Omar in The Wire. But I don’t think I need to watch any more of Hap and Leonard. 2.5 out of 5.


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