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Preacher 

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After a supernatural event at his church, a preacher enlists the help of a vampire and his ex to find God.
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Series cast summary:
Dominic Cooper ...  Jesse Custer 43 episodes, 2016-2019
Joseph Gilgun ...  Cassidy / ... 43 episodes, 2016-2019
Ruth Negga ...  Tulip O'Hare / ... 43 episodes, 2016-2019
Ian Colletti ...  Arseface / ... 43 episodes, 2016-2019
Graham McTavish ...  The Saint of Killers / ... 42 episodes, 2016-2019
Pip Torrens ...  Herr Starr 33 episodes, 2017-2019
Noah Taylor ...  Adolf Hitler 33 episodes, 2017-2019
Julie Ann Emery ...  Lara Featherstone 33 episodes, 2017-2019
Malcolm Barrett ...  F.J. Hoover 18 episodes, 2017-2018
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What if an angel and a demon procreate? What would that offspring be? Would it be holy or demonic or both? Preacher Is that tale. The offspring has no body, just a soul. That soul needs a body and chose Jessie. A preacher from Texas with a loss of faith and a drinking problem. The offspring called Genesis bonds with Jesse giving him the word of God. What he says is done. Written by colbus

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Noah Taylor (Hitler) & W. Earl Brown (Sheriff Hugo Root) also appear in the 2001 feature 'Vanilla Sky' as Edmund Ventura & Barman respectively. Coincidentally, both characters play pivotal roles in the 'Arseface' arc. See more »

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In an earlier episode, the bloody milkshake is half full when made in the kitchen but full at the top of the stairs. How did more shake into the containers? See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Come On Eileen
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Written by Kevin Rowland, James Paterson and Kevin Adams
Performed by Dexys Midnight Runners
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Out the gate brilliant!
27 May 2016 | by daggersineyesSee all my reviews

Very rarely does a TV show - especially a pilot - surprise me as much as this one did, several times. This action-packed debut has some wonderful twists and turns and unexpected events and I strongly recommend you don't watch trailers or teasers or read spoilers before watching it. I also recommend you pay attention to things that are going on in the background like TV newscasts and sign boards. There are some gems there!!! Its so refreshing to encounter a pilot to a TV show that packs such a punch. No slow, drawn out introduction here.

I also rarely laugh out loud watching TV shows, most "sit coms" & comedies leave me cold. But this show drew several delighted full throttle laughs from me. It's nasty, it's dark,it's suspenseful, it's bizarre, at times it's shocking and it's hilarious. Yes it has some blood & guts in it, but always in context and with a purpose. It's not gratuitous or only there for shock value like, for example, American Horror Story. It's part of the plot. Also, this is the pilot, it's telling a story of how something began & gathering some threads together. Of course it won't be coherent yet. Don't go in expecting it to be like everything else on TV, it just isn't. It's not like the other DC/Marvel shows either. It's a thing unto itself and I absolutely adored it.

It has fascinating characters, wonderful setting, great snappy dialogue (particularly from a character called Tulip) and some truly strange moments like the cow noises in the background of a certain scene and the character, Eugene. I also really liked the cinematography & editing - there are some clear nods to some of the greats of horror and thriller directors that all you movie buffs out there will recognise. Not a frame of this pilot was wasted or dead air. The kind of tight, focused editing and directing I love. I was so impressed with this I watched it again immediately after the first viewing. I can honestly say I've never done that before with any TV show.

And all this in less than an hour.

There are some very odd negative reviews here but I think they're from people who just don't understand what they were watching and/or it all went right over their heads. It does jump around a little , but unlike a certain other show, this one guides you through it's jumps with deliberately obvious & slightly amusing titles like 'Back in Africa" or "not that long ago". I saw someone upset because it's not like Supernatural. LOL It's not supposed to be! Why be angry at the show for not being like some arbitrarily show you chose to think it would be like? It's not their fault! This show is more like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy than Supernatural - although don't be misled by that description either! As I said, it's a breed apart.

I can't remember who said this but it's always stuck in my head: you can tell what a book or movie etc will be like within the first 5 minutes - because that sets the tone. And if that's true then we are in for one hell of a good time with this series.

I can't recommend this enough.


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22 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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New Mexico, USA See more »

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