Among them are Amalia True (Laura Donnelly), a mysterious and cunning widow, and Penance Adair (Anne Skelly), a brilliant young inventor. They are the champions of this new lower class, creating a home for hats as they battle against the forces ... well, virtually all forces to make way for those with no place in history as we know.
Although he has already left the project, Joss Whedon's new series (Stargirl) is causing controversy following recent statements from several translators who previously worked on his orders. None of that stopped HBO from releasing the likes of Victorian X-Men, full of new characters and a range of abilities, from the mundane to the most extravagant. Thus, the so-called "headgear" possess abilities so typical of this type of fiction, such as the ability to see the future, create fire or heal. On the other hand, the poorest unemployed have developed some not very valuable physical and mental ailments. For example, we know one adorable giant girl and another who can speak any language other than her own.
The leader of this group is Amalia (Laura Donnelly), a reckless, sarcastic and somewhat narcissistic woman who doesn't care too much about the consequences of her actions. For his part, his charming companion Repentance (Anne Skelly) is a typical character, as smart as she is sweet, awkward and somewhat innocent. Sure, it sounds like a tame cliché, but at the same time she is also the most interesting representative of this "school of headwear", thanks in large part to her almost continuous positivism and her anachronistic inventions that do not always work well enough. There's something of Holmes and Watson in the great chemistry between the two, in addition to a definite memorization of any buddy movie pair worthy of their salt. Without that much testosterone, of course, and with so many other devices.
If the main duo turns out to be the best on the show, the worst comes when the rest of the characters come into play. While their interpretations are more than correct, Lord Massen (Pip Torrance), Frank Mundy (Ben Chaplin), Hugo Swann (James Norton), Declan Orrun (Nick Frost) and company form a group of people too broad for shallow depth. these episodes cause them. It's a shame, especially with a very high level British cast .. For his part, Maladie (Amy Manson), the crazy serial killer terrorizing the city alongside Annie (Rochelle Neil), seems like a villain to be defeated, but it seems like a very boring threat and even less fun.
In these first four episodes, Disbelievers never ends up getting started and delving too deeply into any of their topics. Technically, it has everything the HBO label promises, and it looks impeccable visually. However, the series offers nothing really new, except to take an existing premise and develop it into a different and somewhat wilder era. In addition, he also exhibits - or sins - his other hallmarks, such as an excessive number of naked women compared to men. For this reason, although this time it enters muddy and cruel waters, the fantasy is a mix of all the tics and elements that characterize Whedon's creations, always with that late 90s television touch.
Yes, it has some good home-brand action-adventure action movies, but they are of little use if everything else seems so shallow and mundane. In addition, he sometimes wanders excessively between his subplots - those that focus on male characters are not interested at the moment - without giving clear clues about the consistent direction to follow. On the other hand, social condemnation is present in Touched as a walking metaphor for all known oppression, but it is too hidden in comparison with its referents. All is not lost, however, as the show does have a lot more to offer in the next few episodes .. We'll have to be very careful about its development.