Sean Bean dies. Again. In a comical, near note-for-note recreation of his death at the end of Game of Thrones Season 1, Bean’s character is falsely accused and publicly executed for a crime he didn’t commit.
But it’s okay, because The Reaper was going to get him anyways. For in the show Bean also has terminal syphilis. And so no matter what happened, you knew Bean was going to die. Again.
And the viewer is made to bathe in the awfulness of non-redemption and malaise. Again.
It looks great though. All the setting and clothing and steaming hard cider booze mugs and authentic draft horses look great. So at least there’s that.
Oh, and in the last 15 minutes Bean’s down-on-his-luck grizzled cop (who is explicitly referenced as Richard Sharpe in all but name at least a half-dozen times) becomes Frankenstein and the last two minutes of the show have organ music playing. I shit you not.
Do not bother.
We give this comical disaster 2 out of 5 stars.
“Oh, hey there lads. What’s that? I gotta die again? Well, that’s the breaks I suppose. Long as the gig pays well.”