'Carnivale' The Complete First Season
by Rich Rosell, Digitally Obsessed (December
"Before the beginning, after the
great war between Heaven and Hell, God created
the Earth and gave dominion over it to the crafty
ape he called man. And to each generation was
born a creature of light and a creature of darkness.
And great armies clashed by night in the ancient
war between good and evil. There was magic then,
nobility, and unimaginable cruelty." -
Samson (Michael J. Anderson)
to HBO to come up with yet another piece of
original programming that raises the bar above
and beyond the norm, proving once again that
the new face of series television belongs to
a pay channel, and not the big three networks.
Those days, it seems, are long gone.
The Sopranos, Band of
Brothers, Oz, Six Feet Under (even the perplexing
phenomenom of Sex and the City) sort of reinvented
the playing field, and in the process revealed
the kind of television reality that audiences
would not only clamor for on a weekly basis,
but that they would pay extra for. The DVD releases
do a brisk business as well, drawing in viewers
who maybe weren't subscribers. With the release
of the 12-episode Carnivàle: The Complete
First Season-in stores just a month before the
start of Season Two-those who haven't yet taken
the HBO leap will get yet another chance to
see what all the commotion is about.
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