Frontier was originally a Discovery Canada show that Netflix bought the rights to. It stars Jason Momoa who many will recognize from Game of Thrones. After Game of Thrones he was in a Sundance show called Red Road that I really enjoyed, primarily for his character.
Frontier is set in 1700's America and deals in the world of fur trading. The Irish, Indians, and English are all at war for the land. Momoa's character is half indian, half Irish and is doing everything he can to stop the British who he has a nasty past with.
The six part season felt very average to me. It wasn't as cunning or thought provoking as Game of Thrones or Taboo. The plots were simple and the arcs worked the way you would expect them to. It also wasn't as action packed as Vikings or Hell on Wheels. It did have a bad ass leading man, just like the rest of those shows. Momoa was great and it wasn't his acting that made the show lackluster. The writing was predictable and the dialogue was pretty bad at times. Like this Con Air esque line before a fight scene.
There was also a pseudo love triangle story line happening that felt completely wasteful and dumb. I think that will play bigger in season two but I'd hope they just scratch it.
I also thought some scenes were lacking in cinematography. I can't explain why but at times it felt very much like a PBS after school special you would watch in elementary school to learn about history.
If you are looking for some surface level entertainment I'd say give it a watch. Only six episodes so not that much of a commitment. If you like diving deeper into shows it doesn't give you much depth to dive into.
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