Category Archives: Preacher

Preacher Discussion: “Finish the Song”

We’re just about the finish the show for this season, and it’s really moving along. This episode features attention to production details, connections between story arcs, and an indication of Jesse’s plan. Since the stories are so connected, the last two episodes will be reviewed together next week, with consideration of the entire first season.

If you can’t wait, here’s a place to share your thoughts about this week’s Preacher.

Preacher Discussion: “El Valero”

“It [Hell]’s not that far.”

Eugene returns (sort of), it’s dog-gone certain Cassidy soon will, but this week’s episode focuses on Jesse and Odin, and their relationship with their respective gods. The results are mixed. We have some well-handled twists with supporting characters, clever explanations for Odin’s behavior, and witty lines of dialogue. Jackie Earle Haley stands out this week, with his casually deranged portrayal of Odin. We also have a show that continues to throw everything it can at the audience, including a comic stand-off that should have ended sooner and with more death. It’s difficult to know what the context of reality is for this often-surreal show, and the slow movement– which can work well in more realistic storytelling– leaves me impatient here.

I also really want to see what happens next with our absent Cowboy. Unlike certain other TV shows, Preacher‘s flashback story arc may be its most compelling.

Comments? Disagreements? Theories about the control room? Further thoughts on the Mascot?

Preacher Review: “He Gone”

Jesse Custer continues to act like a general horse’s arse while facing his past demons and recognizing his immediate adversary, Odin Quincannon. Meanwhile, our resident hedonistic vampire manages to be more of a Christian than the titular preacher.

The Mascot makes another gratuitous cameo, but Eugene, the angels, and the Cowboy all remain conspicuously absent this week.

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Preacher Discussion: “Sundowner”

“You broke my kid’s art thing!”

This one’s late, and not even a review. “Sundowner” begins with an entertaining and quite ridiculous fight scene in which the bodies of three of the participants pile up. The episodes contrasts this insanity with scenes involving Tulip and Emily, and then Tulip and Cassidy. We also have a good deal of the backstory explained (assuming we’re hearing from reliable sources). Things are actually happening. Many of these are not nice things, however. Our titular Preacher is either seriously overwhelmed by his pride, or by the thing that possesses him, “Genesis.”

And his powers may be greater than we realize.

The episode leaves us with Jesse doing something really dangerous.

Belated comments?