December 22, 2018 10:57:16
Mr. Mercedes is the kind of show every fan of the thriller genre must see. In my opinion, such a series couldn't appear on ABC, NBC or CBS. Audience Network owned by AT&T started to spread quality video content, including other television hits such as ICE and Condor.
Of course, Mr. Mercedes owes its success to the genius of Stephen King. But nevertheless, the adaptation turned excellent. The ending of Season 2 was gripping and unexpected. However, I suppose those who read the books knew about it. Brendan Gleeson deserves Oscar for his role of Bill Hodges. I think the guys who organized casting made a bet to the right horse. Without a doubt, Harry Treadaway, who played Brady Hartsfield worth praise. But my feelings about this character are ambivalent. On the one hand, he is a 100% sociopath, on the other -- he is a mastermind. He is tricky and ruthless. Of course, even upon his returning from a coma, Brady realized what he was doing. Mr. Mercedes also distinguished thanks to a galaxy of supplemental characters, including even a turtle, Hodges' pet.
Mr. Mercedes is not only a classic cat-and-mouse game between a serial killer and a cop. This is not about who eventually managed to win. It's all about the life and its circumstances. Of course, I neither defend the serial killer nor encourage his genius. For me, it was interesting what events forced his mind to do what he eventually did.
Without a doubt, Mr. Mercedes deserves Season 3. I support the decision of AT&T's Audience Network to pick up the show for another installment. We thereby soon will be witnessing another gripping thriller. But the key idea of my review is that I want to see more quality shows on cable TV. There are lots of them that deserve proper attention. I doubt something like this might appear on the national television. Mr. Mercedes, Condor, ICE, are the shows that forced me to pay attention to Audience Network. By the way, Crackle also spread quality content. StartUp worth your attention as well.