The Preacher On AMC

I don’t normally write reviews for television shows or movies because well, I’m kinda easy to please. I mean really, I watch reality television, so what can you expect, right? To my credit though, I watch reality TV knowing that it’s not real…well, some of it’s not real. Bryan, don’t crush my illusions completely, okay?

Because of this, I don’t think it’s exactly fair for me to proclaim that I’m any kind of expert when it comes to good writing. For instance, I absolutely loved The Grinder. I found the overstated humor to be hilarious, so of course it got cancelled. I also enjoyed the sci-fi cop drama Almost Human but that got the axe too. So let’s hope that me liking this series isn’t a bad omen:

The Preacher

Oh! My! Gosh!

I’ve watched the first episode twice. First with my husband, and then with my one of my kids. I liked it that much. It’s based on the comic book series Preacher, created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. I don’t want to give away too much so I’ll just quote the tagline from IMDB, “After a supernatural event at his church a preacher enlists the help of a vampire to find God.”

I had no idea that Seth Rogan was even involved in the series until I watched Talking Preacher (an after-show with Chris Hardwick) the next day. But it makes perfect sense because there was a touch of comedy to The Preacher that I found appealing. Dark humor, for sure, but still, I laughed at some very terrible things that happened during the episode.

It is very over the top, almost in a Tarantino sort of way. So if you’re not into that sort of thing, you won’t like this show at all. It’s also got quite a bit of violence along with crude humor so be warned. But the characters are amazing and I can't wait to get their back stories.

I’m looking forward to the second episode. Has anyone else seen it or are you planning to give it a try?