Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
Without the energy of Forrest Tucker this could have been a dull show
In a rather simple plot that had some very suspicious writing, the episode played out with all the flair of a traffic accident. Not to say that Forrest Tucker, that played Sgt. Emmett Holly, was anything but entertaining- the rest of the written script seemed almost written by a high school senior. From the stationary Indian to a playful fight between Holly and Ms Kitty, it just seemed that the writers was stretching to fill in the moments between the story. Thus the entire episode seemed long and almost dull.
The show begins as Sgt. Holly and his men are suppose to be riding out to protect a payroll shipment. However at the Long Branch, he runs into a dishonorably discharged army man, Willis Jeeters, that buys the Sergeant a bottle of whiskey that is tainted with a powerful narcotic. When Sgt. Holly awakens he has been told that the payroll was stolen by a man claiming to be Sgt. Holly. So Holly, with helps from Ms Kitty, flees to clear his name.
There are some nice scenes between Holly and Kitty but it is also tied into childish events going on in the background. From people hanging upside down to a group of men cheering for what they think is a harsh sexual moment, this tried too hard to show some humor. The story was good, the humor was beastly. If not for Forrest Tucker this show could have been unfortunate.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?