- Oct 25, 2017
I'm sold on the cast alone
Sepinwall said:With its elongated timeline and frequent shifts in locale, Infamy is a somewhat less intense experience than what I’ve seen of the first season, but the franchise as a whole is proving a potent combination of what scares us in our imaginations and what should scare us in the world outside our windows.
AVClub said:In the hands of Woo, Borenstein, and their writers—including Shannon Goss and Naomi Iizuka—Infamy is a work of syncretism: Japanese folklore, with its shapeshifting obake and ghostly yūrei, informs the story just as much the myth of the American dream, but the show also invokes a popular Latin American folk tale about a vengeful spirit. When it shows interned neighbor turning on interned neighbor, though, Infamy goes full horror—think The Thing, only less gory and with a different meaning for “assimilate.”
Infamy is easily one of the most ambitious and topical shows to debut in 2019.
A Sparrow in a Swallow's Nest
In 1941, Chester Nakayama is caught between his insular Japanese American neighborhood on Terminal Island and his current all-American life. Extreme circumstances push his community and personal life to the brink, all while someone watches closely.
Season one starts really slow as well, so I'm guessing they're taking a similar approach hereI watched this. Very slow episode, but the preview looked cool. Intro scene was excellent, but the sun and boat scenes were sorta underwhelming. Hoping for something creepier going forward.
Haven’t seen season 1 yet, so I’m hoping I can avoid spoilers in the thread since they don’t appear to be related.