Talking With Chris Hardwick (AMC)

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Talking With Chris Hardwick (AMC) – Premieres 9th April

Filling in the remaining gaps for when Chris Hardwick isn’t talking to people on AMC after The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul or Preacher, this is a talk show where he sits down with a featured guest and interviews the crap out of them.

Unlike most talk shows that only chat about upcoming projects, this goes into depth about the guests career along with getting the audience to throw some of their own questions towards the end.

Compared to other talk shows that have come out like, Snoop & the others, this is actually an interesting watch.

5.9/10

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The Son (AMC)

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The Son (AMC) – Premieres 8th April – Renewed

Set in southern text during the early 1900’s this is a drama that follows Eli McCullough as he sets about trying to convert his cattle ranch into an oil field while trying to attract investors to buy into his plans.

Along with showing how that Elis plans are going against the wishes of his son who is running the cattle part of the business and members of the neighbouring ranch who are trying to sabotage the oil pumps, it flashes back to Elis early years.

During of which it shows how after witnessing a local Comanche tribe massacre his family, Eli and his brother Martin flee the area only to be caught by the Comanche were before being killed, Martin blames Eli for the family deaths.

Even for a AMC show this is a very slow paced affair, where nothing of any note occurs and not really offering anything with the story to make you want to continue watching.

3.6/10

Geeking Out (AMC)

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Geeking Out (AMC) – Starts 24th July

Kevin Smith and the policeman from Heroes team up to host a E! level entertainment show where they overexcitedly talk about upcoming films, tv shows and other such things, interview actors and directors and have a couple of on-location segments.

Inbetween these segments Smith and Grunberg big up what is about to be shown next with such forced enthusiasm it looks like they’re in a hostage video claiming their captors are nice people and they’re being treated fairly.

It’s a 20 minute fluff piece that wastes the fact they have Kevin Smith who has decent form in critiquing film & promos in an interesting and constructive ways while still towing the party line, and just focuses on making loud noises and saying everything is fantastic.

0.7/10

Ride With Norman Reedus (AMC)

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Ride With Norman Reedus (AMC) – Starts 12th June – Renewed

Taking a break from filming The Walking Dead, Norman Reedus gets to host a show about his favourite pastime of riding motorbikes. In it he picks up a bike from a customiser known within the biker world then heads off to go on a roadtrip with someone he met who visited the Walking Dead set in Georgia.

On the trip the go on some well know driving roads and stop off to visit places of interest, a bike manufacturer and end up at their destination where he meets up a biker community and partakes in their podcast.

It’s a pretty mundane motoring show, that would only really be of interest to those who’d like to know what Norman gets up to during his time off.

2.5/10

The American West (AMC)

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The American West (AMC) – Starts 11th June

A slow paced docudrama telling the story of the famous names of the lawmen and outlaws of the west. With the story of the major characters being told in chronological order it reenacts the major points of their lives while intermittently actors that have been in westerns chip in to talk about the folks involved.

Content wise this in on a par with something produced on AHC where it almost become soul sappingly dull, with the only difference being that this is using celebrities to explain the history instead of historians.

2.7/10

Feed The Beast (AMC)

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Feed The Beast (AMC) – Starts 5th June – Cancelled

A mob based culinary drama where after being released early from prison for burning down the last restaurant he worked in, a chef tries to go on the run from the mob that owned the business for money laundering purposes.

In under a day he fails in his bid to scarper, do strikes a deal where he’ll start up a restaurant with his sommelier friend, who with him and his recently deceased wife had a plan to open up a high end eatery in the Bronx, to do some more mob based money laundering.

Also meeting the chef on his first day out is the detective that had managed to get the mob boss imprisoned and is now out to put the remaining members of the crew behind bar by getting some inside knowledge from the chef.

All in all this is a ridiculous premise that comes across as the cookery based equivalent of The Mob Doctor, which was also filled with unintentionally silly moments.

5.6/10

Preacher (AMC)

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Preacher (AMC) – Starts 22nd May – Renewed

TV adaption of the Preacher comic, where Jesse Custer, a reformed nefarious type returns home to to take up the role of town preacher in his dads old church in Annville, Texas.

While he is generally doing a half arsed job and questioning what he is doing, an alien entity arrives on earth and inhabits an african preacher and blows him up, then follows on doing the same to a Russian church minister and a revered Scientologist.

As this happens Jesses old girlfriend Tulip turns up offering a the chance to go on another heist together and a drunken Irish vampire by the name of Cassidy arrives from the result of jumping out a plane where he murdered everyone after reading an annotated bible.

This all comes to a head when Jesse makes the decision to leave the church and team up with Tulip again, but during the night gets hit by the alien entity which leaves him knocked out for three and and when he awakes has a mission to find god and the ability to command those who he preaches to.

Though it looks nice, for a first episode to rushes to introduce every character as quickly as it can. Almost disregarding whether or not it makes sense to story if you don’t know it already.

6.1/10