Watchseries; When I saw that Bentley Little's novel was going to be adapted into either a TV series or a movie, I was pretty excited. The trailer got me excited, too. So I sat down to watch the first episode...I couldn't finish it. If Bentley Little is aware of this garbage, he'd throw a fit. What the hell is Amazon trying to do? Couldn't they follow the novel better instead of picking and choosing what to put in the show? Sometimes it's just best not to adapt certain novels for the big or silver screen.If you haven't read the novel, I'm sure you'll find enjoyment in this show. As for the fans... I don't want to be that guy, but avoid this one. You're do yourselves a favor.
When I saw that Bentley Little's novel was going to be adapted into either a TV series or a movie, I was pretty excited. The trailer got me excited, too. So I sat down to watch the first episode...I couldn't finish it. If Bentley Little is aware of this garbage, he'd throw a fit. What the hell is Amazon trying to do? Couldn't they follow the novel better instead of picking and choosing what to put in the show? Sometimes it's just best not to adapt certain novels for the big or silver screen.If you haven't read the novel, I'm sure you'll find enjoyment in this show. As for the fans... I don't want to be that guy, but avoid this one. You're do yourselves a favor.
The Consultant watchseries. Like most I was drawn by the lead Waltz, who does his usual menacing psycho character with style but, even he is starting to get formulaic & typecast for that...okay Chris give me psycho blank stare No.2 again
This series is so bad you'd think it was a Netflix production. There's nothing compelling, thrilling, suspenseful or entertaining about this piece of cardboard garbage. Luckily the episodes are fairly short so if you find yourself committed to the binge it won't take long to complete the series. Kristoff Waltz is always good and, like many other reviewers it was his name that drew my attention. His character and performance are stereotypical of other roles we've seen him in, so he doesn't disappoint but he also doesn't evoke much excitement. You would think that as the episodes progress the show would become more interesting but nope! It flat lines in episode 1 and stays dead all the way through, with only one brief moment of resuscitation, giving the viewer a split second of hope. This feeling is fleeting, leaving the viewer disappointed in the end and regretting having invested in this dopey show.
The show is good. I binged it until like 2am. It is not a comedy I don't remember laughing at all. A few clever parts but it's a thriller/satire. If you are expecting The Office starring Christoph Waltz this isn't that. It's kinda dark and not in a funny ha ha way. The production value was high, the acting was good. The story wasn't necessarily revolutionary but it was entertaining and fresh.The complaints are all saying it isn't a comedy or realistic. That doesn't make it bad lol 90% of entertainment is unrealistic. The story is cohesive and consistent the characters aren't "realistic" but they make sense in the world that the story takes place.
This is an odd show, to say the least. And first off, anything Christoph Waltz is in is probably going to be brilliant on one level or another.You have to watch what's happening - carefully. If you don't, you're going to miss some MASSIVE in-your-face hints as to what's happening.The rest of the cast is strong and backs up Waltz beautifully and flawlessly. No one misses a beat. The cinematography is sharp.Several reviewers just didn't get what they saw. They said this isn't comedy - it is! They said there was no story - oh, boy, is there!This is a weekend binge with a friend or family and discuss it. You'll all have fun! If someone doesn't - send them home.And don't miss the last episode's ending ---- the song. Now THAT'S FUNNY!!
I was watching Tik Tok one day where a woman - who claimed to be a "TV addict" and "watched just about everything" highly recommended this show on the basis that it was like "nothing she'd ever seen before," and "had her jaw on the floor multiple moments throughout the series."I now sort of suspect she was a plant by Amazon, coincidentally drumming up hype the DAY this show was released in its entirety. I think this, because this show is kind of lame. Like, I genuinely don't think it'd have ANY hype at all without Christoph Waltz's involvement and probably wouldn't solicit such an endorsement from anyone.I'll give the show this: the first episode is a banger. It's really good at hooking you in and making you interested in what's going on. While the momentum from the shocking first episode (which I will admit, had my jaw on the floor multiple times) keeps the train running for a bit, eventually a story has to pick itself up and deliver SOMETHING interesting.There's so much just...underwhelming about The Consultant. I hated how the story was told, it was needlessly long, with too little material to justify its eight episode length. There are so many plot elements that are just dropped for no reason or introduced so late that they don't really have much of a point. Characters are introduced and nothing really happens with them and I genuinely have forgotten what happened the last episode and I saw it a couple days ago.I think the problem here is that this was pitched as "Christoph Waltz plays Hans Landa except now he's a consultant for a tech company and probably Satan." That conceit doesn't go anywhere and the writers seem so scared of disappointing viewers that they bafflingly decide not to answer any of the juicy questions. The show keeps piling on mysteries and I suspect there are no satisfying answers.I did like Natt Wolf and Britanny O' Grady's characters and performances, but even they seemed to lack the electric chemistry they should've. They're past lovers who don't seem like they've ever even held hands, if you get what I mean. And yes, Waltz is fine. He's doing his thing, but I frankly got tired of it half way through. There's only so much ambiguity a show can pile onto a character until it becomes tired.You'd also think a show like this would have a colourful and interesting cast of side characters - it being an office and all - but unfortunately, it even falls flat there. We get glimpses of other people, but in reality its the Regus (Waltz), Elaine (O'Grady), and Craig (Wolff) show. Very disappointing, especially when the show hints at a broader exploration of how leadership transforms an organization and how access to power corrupts. (Anytime I can get a sociological story, I want it, and when I don't get it, it really hurts)I did like the design of the office a lot and there are some cool locations and visual ideas presented in this show as well. I feel like it was a fun show to watch, for that reason.I've heard this is supposed to be a multi-season project, I hope they can do it and it can be satisfying. As of now, "season 1" of The Consultant is an utter bore and a big missed opportunity.