Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sneaky Pete (Season 1)

Sneaky Pete is now my favorite Amazon show. I have tried to get into the other shows that Amazon offers, but they never really suck me in with enthusiasm. Generally, I never even finish a season or much more than a couple of episodes. Finally, this has changed with Giovanni Ribisi as Sneaky Pete. I have always been a fan of Giovanni Ribisi, and I am glad to see that he has his own show.

https://www.amazon.com/b?_encoding=UTF8&tag=burningempire-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=c335b415a1dd49d9e9fd8560d3ead5b3&camp=1789&creative=9325&node=16262841Any character that is a card mechanic using memory palaces is right up my alley. It freaking took Amazon long enough to release the first season of this show too. I have been waiting for a season of Sneaky Pete for over a year. I guess that is one of the problems with Amazon’s “pilot season” strategy. If you like one of their pilots, that’s great! Now, wait over fifteen months to see another episode.

It seems to me that Amazon was originally not going to produce Sneaky Pete, and along the way, someone finally decided that Sneaky Pete was the best pilot that Amazon had. I do not know that as a fact. That is just the way it seems to me. Why else would we have to wait around sixteen months to see the second episode of a show?

Nonetheless, I am glad that Sneaky Pete is finally here. The show did not disappoint, and as soon as it was available, I quickly binge watched the entire show. I had extremely high expectations for Sneaky Pete. It did not live up to those expectations exactly, but that is what happens when an audience member has a year to build up expectations. A year of consumerist waiting never results in a product that matches expectations. It is the same way I view the Christian perception of heaven. Even if heaven is some sort of magical place in the sky, occupants will never be as awestruck by its majesty as the confabulations built up in their minds.

Either way, Sneaky Pete does not attempt to be heaven, simply a solid, entertaining show.

According to what I read, after tying this post, the provided reason that the show took a bit longer than usual is that the show runner left and was replaced by Graham Yost (Justified).