Set in the late 1980's, Hap and Leonard is a darkly comic swamp noir of two best friends, one femme fatale, a crew of washed up revolutionaries, a pair of murderous psycho killers, some lost loot, and the fuzz.
Down on his luck after losing his job, '60s activist/ex-con Hap Collins can't help but listen when his seductive former wife Trudy, for whom he still pines, resurfaces with promises of finding a sunken treasure in the Deep South. Joining the adventure is Hap's unlikely buddy Leonard Pine, an openly gay black Vietnam War vet with a bad temper and little use for Trudy's feminine wiles. Soon enough the simple get-rich-quick scheme snowballs into bloody mayhem.
Ever since Justified ended I've been searching for a show to fill the void and finally I can say Hap and Leonard is it! This show is funny and filled with heart and sadly right now it's unjustifiably underrated.
If you loved Justified give this a watch, it's not perfect, it's still a bit of a diamond in the rough but when it works it really works, the chemistry between James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams is brilliant and have to say in the first season Jimmi Simpson gives an absolutely standout performance as the coolest villain I've seen in a long time, Top Show!
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