Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson star as former FBI Dir. James Comey and President Donald J. Trump in this limited series of the story of two powerful men, whose strikingly different ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.
Emmy® winners Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson star as former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald J. Trump in this limited event series that tells the story of two powerful men, whose strikingly different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course. Part one follows the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails and their impact on the election. Part two is an account of first months of the Trump presidency - where allies became enemies, enemies became friends and truth depended on what side you were on.Written by
Great script and acting, they could have done better in technicals
Every time I review a series or a movie I put under the lens all aspects: script, acvting, direction, photogrphy, costumes, music
This one has a great script , a rock solid cast with some outstanding duets between Bridges and Gleeson - they really stand out in a league of their own.
So in these departments the series is damn good
As far as the direction and photography, they could have done better. I liked the diner scene not only becuause it's a showcase of the two main players literallly giving an acting masterclass, but also because it's a great scene visually : lights, camera angles, cuts, direction. Everything is just damn good. The rest of the show is much more ordinary and "TV-ish", so in comparison with the diner scene it made me feel they could have done something outstandingly special but for some reason they didin't .
The music score is aboslutely anonimous, and even if you can't have a big soundtrack in a show like this it's nevertheless a minus - they could have gone for something more original for the titles at least, but fore some reason they didn't.
That's whay I'm giving a 7 out of 10, so if you want a great story with great actors and a couple of really outstanding performances that's what you need, but on the visual/cinematographic side be prepared for something just average
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