Cleverman on Sundance


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May 15, 2015
Second season just started. I mentioned this last year in the video thread but I think it's worth its own thread.

Here's the post from there:

The Cleverman - ???/10 (but looks really good)

This is a 6 episode series on Sundance that seems to be based (loosely?) on aboriginal mythology but set in a modern or possibly future semi-dystopian world where a certain group of beings are considered subhuman.

The cleverman as they explain in the intro is the ruler of the dreaming which is the confluence of past, present and future and inhabited by all manner of strange creatures.

I've only seen the first episode since that's all that's out so far but this could be very good. Rectify started out as a 6 episode series on Sundance too.

It turned out to be quite a good series although the supernatural aspects didn't really hit hard until toward the end but they were a heavy overtone throughout. There is some oblique social commentary ala TOS since you have a despised and segregated humanoid species that play a central role. That part can be a little on the nose at times but it's not too overbearing. It's worth checking out.