New show starring Tom Hardy as the lead. Watched ep1-2, so far it's intriguing and worth the watch, imo.
Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father's shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father's legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.
Will probably check this out at some point, too enamored with the Young Pope lol
__________________ "Happiness is a lie. Life is horror. The light is always dying all across the universe. The last star will flicker out someday, when it does, all that remains is shadow. And I will be its king!"'-Amahl Farouk
Started watching this this week. Easily the highest production values of an original bbc series for quite some time. So far Oona Chaplin has been the only weak performance in it. Tom Hardy, and Jonathan Pryce have both been excellent and it also has one of the best and most underrated British actors in it namely Stephen Graham (he played Al Capone in Boardwalk Empire and Combo in This is England)
Excellent so far. Looking forward to watching the rest as I'm only on episode 4
Great villains, great protagonist, and pretty good supporting cast. Fking lol @ every scene with Dr. Cholmondeley. Zilpha is the weakest part of the show by far though. I lose interest in just about every scene she's in.