The Son 2017 Tv Show Series Review Trailer Impelreport
The Son is an AMC drama that’s instantly identifiable as an AMC drama. If there were a blind TV-show taste test, a quick bite of The Son would make you go, “Oh yeah, this one’s on AMC.” Like many of the network’s series, past and present, it’s got a strong current of testosterone running through it and a special interest in exploring the motivations of a man with an eroded connection to his conscience.
The Son co-created by Philipp Meyer, who wrote the Pulitzer Prize nominated novel that inspired this series, Brian McGreevy, and Lee Shipman, both of whom worked on the Netflix adaptation of McGreevy’s novel Hemlock Grove is a handsomely shot, well-acted, and respectable piece of work. But it also isn’t surprising or deeply insightful enough about its characters to truly stand out in the current over-capacity venue that is the television in 2017.
That’s the most AMC thing about it, really: Like many of the network’s recent dramas, it’s decent but, most likely, not outstanding enough to generate a ton of buzz or attention. After watching a handful of episodes ahead of The Son’s two-hour premiere on Saturday, my reaction ranged from tepid to warm; I could easily watch more of it without complaint, but if I never had time to return to it, I’d be okay with that, too. Have we reached the point where TV reviews can be written as emoticons? Because if we have, my review of The Son would probably be.