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TV Review: Preacher S1E6 Sundowner

Preacher-PosterJesse finally comes face to face with Deblanc and Fiore and learns about the mysterious entity that has taken over his body.

Preacher‘s sixth episode might have one of the most entertaining openings in a television series with the first ten minutes or so consisting of Jesse learning about Genesis from Deblanc and Fiore and then having to deal with someone else who wants it.

And that opening really shows off some of the greatest strengths of the television show. Through the seriousness at times and great acting, at its core the show has a very comedic sense in both its writing and timing. A fight sequence turns into what feels like it could be a Benny Hill skit and what would be super serious situations are often broken up with slight touches that you can’t help laugh at.

But what’s really interesting, and something the comic doesn’t handle well enough, is showing Jesse realizing the power he has and being somewhat corrupted by it. What his exact plan should be interesting, and it’s an opportunity he didn’t have in the comics. Honestly, I’m on my toes to see where the show goes from here.

Again, the show continues to improve with each episode building a world that as serious as it is comedic, and through it all asking some interesting religious questions.

Overall Rating: 8.05

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