If you like heist movies and shows I think you will end up enjoying Sneaky Pete. It starts off a little slow and innocent. I thought the major plot point was going to be him infiltrating the family as their long lost nephew but in the end that is a sub plot or co-plot at best. They do a good job of introducing a bunch of different storylines and then having them all come together in the end.
The turning point for me was when Walter White had Pete's brothers toe chopped off. That's when I realized it was going to get a little darker than your average basic cable show. Before that happened I thought it was much too safe and almost going down the road of being silly. I thought the entire show was going to be about Pete helping the family business with his con man skills and the family almost finding out about his real identity. We had silly cliffhangers like the possibility of him being recognized by the bad guy in the pilot or him leaving his ID in the cousins trunk. I feared that was what the show was going to throw at us for ten episodes.
I was glad to be wrong. They did a really good job of slowly bringing in plot lines so it wasn't too confusing but also made you have to focus to keep up. The lawyer being Julia's kids father and also scamming Grandma. The bad guy from the Big Green being an employee and also maybe having an affair with The Grandma. The Native American dude who kept his bond money with the family while awaiting trial and also had his witness killed in a random scene in the woods. The dirty cop chasing them down. The Indian dude who kept winning big at Vince's casino. There was a lot going on. In the end it all paid off.
Another aspect that was interesting to me was all the inside con jargon Pete was dropping. After a while I kind off rolled my eyes and thought okay, enough of all these nonsense names, The Spanish Prisoner, The Jesus Con, Phishing, Pigeon Drop, there's no way these are actually cons. Then I went to google and realized I was a big dumb idiot. They are all actual terms and things that are done in the world of Con(fidence) men. Pretty cool!
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