In this podcast we are heading back to Victorian England for our review of the new HBO series The Nevers starring Laura Donnelly and Ann Skelly among a massive cast of other talents. Does this show live up to it’s high-concept elevator pitch of “Victorian Era X-Men, except mostly ladies”? Is it victoriously violent, achingly average, or has this steampunk serial just run out of puff? Listen in to find out!
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Joss Whedon's problematic involvement aside, this is a messy conglomeration of tropes from Buffy, Jessica Jones, Dr Who and numerous other genre shows. Yet it is also far less than the sum of it's parts. A tedious slog at times.
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Its got great costumes and impressive design all round
A couple of the fight sequences are extremely creative and well done
The Cast are, as a whole, doing good work with what they have
It is unfocused and that makes the audience uncertain of who to invest in
It's tedious and revels in being impenetrable and all a-bit-too-clever
some of the effects work is unconvincing and it really breaks your suspension of disbelief