3 items from 2017
All six episodes were provided prior to broadcast.
If it’s possible for a show to be remarkably unremarkable, Netflix’s Frontier, a co-production with Discovery Channel Canada, makes an exceptional case. Grizzled and merciless, yet also drab and un-involving, this 18th Century-based period drama is dark, brooding and quite violent. No doubt of that. But there’s little that makes it unique or intriguing, especially in its muddled execution. Cold, monotonous, dimly lit and fairly shallow in its approach, it’s almost as if the freshman series tries to be as dull as possible. In this age of modern television, especially during its peak era, it’s a starkly mediocre piece of work.
In 1670, King Charles II grants England’s Hudson’s Bay Company land they can’t rightfully claim. Occupied by “aboriginal peoples for thousands of years,” as the opening credits put so elegantly, they once held a dominant fur trading monopoly, »
- Will Ashton
With just two weeks to go until Frontier arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has released a new trailer for the historical drama which stars Jason Momoa as a part-Irish, part-native American outlaw campaigning to breach the fur trade alongside Alun Armstrong, Allan Hawco, Landon Liboiron, Greg Bryk, Shawn Doyle, Tantoo Cardinal, and Jessica Matten; check it out below…
In 18th-century North America, ruthless trappers and entrepreneurs fight to wrest control of the fur trade from the mighty Hudson’s Bay Company.
Frontier arrives on Netflix on January 20th. »
- Amie Cranswick
“Killing him is not enough,” one character says of Declan Harp, a part-Irish, part-Native American outlaw, played by Momoa, who fights and bludgeons his way through the 18th century Canadian fur trade. The six-episode season centers on the power struggle for wealth and influence in one of America’s first industries.
The trailer for “Frontier” reveals Harp to be a vicious killer who turned his back on the Hudson’s Bay Company, his old employer. Although no major plot details are exposed, Harp seems in conflict with everyone around him, and it’s clear that he is very dangerous.
“I wan’t you to do me a favor,” Momoa asks of an off-screen character. “I want you to run on home and I want you to tell them — you tell them I’m here »
- Dani Levy
3 items from 2017
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