This Amazon original, much like the Carnival Row, is not for the faint of heart. It plays off of the fall out of the Holocaust with the show dating back in 1977.
BBC.com recently posted an article regarding the displeasure of several Jewish groups who have criticized the series for its fictitious depictions of the Holocaust in the series.
After I noticed the remarks from members of the Jewish community, I knew that this would be a hard series to watch. Still, controversy aside, the first episode was engaging and left more questions hanging than answered by the end of the premiere.
With Jordan Peele at the helm of this series, I figured I’d expect some cringe moments. However, I still wasn’t prepared for certain gore moments. However, I did appreciate the slow pace that allowed the significant characters to flush out their purpose to the show.
In fact, the first episode set up plot and purpose for all characters involved while showing hints of a greater conspiracy that spans across several states regarding surviving members of the Holocaust and the Nazi sleepers in America.
The show follows Millie Morris (Jerrika Hinton) investigating the death of a Nazi sleeper scientist on one end and follows Meyer Offerman (Al Pacino), Jonah Heidelbaum (Logan Lerman), and the rest of the Hunters as they track down sleepers. Both groups on an apparent collision course.
As I mentioned in a previous paragraph, several organizations in the Jewish community disagreed with some of the portrayals in the show. So with that in mind, if you are going to watch the series in full, I’d recommend cross-checking the facts presented.
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