Sunday, July 12, 2015

Jazz, Adventure, Cats, Coppers, Dead People...

Enter jazzman-turned-PI, Rock Banyon, played by Michael Kenneth Williams (otherwise known as Omar Little in one of the best television series ever) in a comedic mini-series The Spoils Before Dying.

Hardboiled plus.

I've only caught the first couple of episodes and, clearly, this pokes fun at the entire genre yet it still manages to tell a gritty story. Move over True Detective, there's a new brooding and troubled anti-hero in town, spouting darkly introspective insights into the human condition. In voiceover, even!

While it might not be everyone's cup of tea, I liked what I've seen so far.


  1. The court scene with Omar was good. Will have to check this show out :)

    1. I think the problem with Williams is, no matter what show he'll ever be in, he'll always be Omar Little to me (and doubtless to every other fan of The Wire),