What To Watch: HBO’s “The Nevers”

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A few weeks ago as I was searching for a new television show to watch, I came across the most intriguing show. From the moment I clicked play, I was quite thoroughly hooked. Now before I go any further, I would like to address the proverbial pink elephant in the room. I wasn’t aware that Joss Whedon had been behind the show. In fact, it wasn’t until the credits appeared on screen for me to have an “a ha” moment. That being said, the show itself is still worth watching, period.

Here is the official synopsis:

“August, 1896. Victorian London is rocked to its foundations by a supernatural event which gives certain people – mostly women – abnormal abilities, from the wondrous to the disturbing. But no matter their particular “turns,” all who belong to this new underclass are in grave danger. It falls to mysterious, quick-fisted widow Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and brilliant young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) to protect and shelter these gifted “orphans.” To do so, they will have to face the brutal forces determined to annihilate their kind.”

The best way to describe the show to those of you that haven’t seen it – think Sherlock Holmes meets Firefly. Every storyline adds to the other, including plenty of plot twists that you won’t see coming until the very last second. *Insert evil laugh here.* These badass women kickass and take names later.

Everything from stunning costumes, special effects, storyline – it’s a finally crafted work of art that deserves a chance. In all honesty, I don’t have any negative things to say about this show. Of course, that is just my opinion and not everyone would agree. Regardless, there is no denying the level of dedication woven throughout the show by the amazing cast and crew. It has been interesting to watch these characters, who yes, are mostly women, hold their own during a time in history that made that rather difficult. Despite these fantastical elements in the show, it is still firmly grounded in reality.

“The Nevers” is streaming now on HBO Max, where a new episode is added every Sunday. Season one is split into two parts, with the second half premiering at a later date. Check out the trailer below, in addition to a few promotional photos.

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