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Damnation 

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An epic saga about the secret history of the 1930s American heartland, centering on the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden.

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Tony Tost
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2018   2017  
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Series cast summary:
Logan Marshall-Green ...  Creeley Turner 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Killian Scott ...  Seth Davenport 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Sarah Jones ...  Amelia Davenport 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Chasten Harmon ...  Bessie Louvin 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Christopher Heyerdahl ...  Don Berryman 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Joe Adler ...  DL Sullivan 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Philippa Domville Philippa Domville ...  Martha Riley 9 episodes, 2017-2018
David Haysom ...  Deputy Raymond Berryman 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Melinda Page Hamilton ...  Connie Nunn 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Teach Grant ...  Preston Riley 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Arnold Pinnock ...  Victor / ... 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Rohan Mead ...  Sam Riley Jr. 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Nola Augustson ...  Della 7 episodes, 2017-2018
Alexis McKenna ...  Brittany Butler 7 episodes, 2017-2018
Dan Donohue ...  Calvin Rumple 6 episodes, 2017
Paul Rae ...  Melvin Stubbs 6 episodes, 2017-2018
Sasha Barry ...  Tina 6 episodes, 2017-2018
Gabriel Mann ...  Martin Eggers Hyde, PhD / ... 5 episodes, 2017-2018
Bradley Stryker ...  Tanner 5 episodes, 2017-2018
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Seth Davenport appears to be a small town Iowa preacher, but he harbors ambitions of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo. But he is unaware that an industrialist tycoon has hired a deadly professional strikebreaker named Creeley Turner to stop that insurrection by any means necessary. And unknown to those around them, these two men share a secret bloody past.

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God. Country. Blood. Money.

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Crime | Drama | Western

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2017 (USA) See more »

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Damnation See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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16:9 HD
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According to showrunner Tony Tost, the role of carnival wrestler Pitchfork Perry was written with WWE superstar Luke Harper (Jon Huber) in mind. See more »

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Great acting, well written and very well crafted.

I really enjoyed this show. The first thing riding against it is the fact that it is a slow burner. It's sad how our attention spans have dwindled since we have become accustomed to the instant gratification of streaming.

Streaming's great but you can have too much of a good thing and one can easily dismiss the amount of effort these writers put into developing the story line of this series. It wasn't until around episodes 7 and 8 where it really took off, but I saw enough potential to keep watching up to that point.

I wasn't only rewarded for my patience, but felt relieved that I stuck with it and horrified at the thought that I might not have done so. There are so many story arcs that really come together by the end of the first season, with a bit left hanging for a brilliant setup to season 2. If there is another season I think the show will maintain that momentum, seems like a big "if" though.

I'd be very sad but unsurprised if the series is cancelled. Not just because of it's initial slow pace, but also the socialist views it represents. One thing I will say is that it has no connection with the SJW sentiments we see today as other people have argued. It is based on the genuine struggle between working folk and big money interests, signifying the beginning of the end of the American Dream. This was around the time that government started getting cosy with big banks and the likes of the Rockefellers. This story depicts those people as well as workers who unionised and stood against that exploitation, with roles played by various fictitious characters.

Sure, the extent of the violence might have been "unrealistic", but it is extremely entertaining. It's Wild West style shooting but with upgraded weapons, set in the 1930s, therefore technologically relatable to WW2. What the show did get right, which was crucial, was its depiction of racism and the social constructs in America during that time. It's especially interesting that it takes place in the heart of the country, not too north and not too south. I'd argue that although the extent of the violence might not be totally plausible, it justifiably enhances an extremely compelling story. 10/10 and I pray to Jesus that this show gets a second season, screw Henry Ford.


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