Web series have taken on almost every genre. Be it sci-fi or horror or romance. Godless is one of the first western genre web series that’s now available on Netflix. Does it make the cut? read our complete review to find out.
A town that’s made mostly of women falls in battle between an outlaw and his adopted protégé. Soon, there’s gunfights and knife-fights between the town, the sheriff and the outlaws. Who ends up alive at the end of the final gunfight is what everyone wants to know.
What’s Wow: Godless is set in the world of cowboys and villains and director Scott Frank succeeds in bringing all the romance and grime from the world of Western right onto the streaming screens with his excellent camera angles.
The camera angles are what evolve this Western to an intense story about survival with guts and glory. This is a period piece, but the director decides to take that on the second shelf and bring the emotional story to the fore. The performances are top class with Jeff Bridges and Jack O’Donnell leading a spectacular cast. This story is all about grit and guts, and the tight screenplay keeps it all together until it reaches an explosive finale that’s one of the longest climaxes in web series. We specially liked the way the action sequences are shot, especially the climax. It’s time that directors no longer choreograph stylized action sequences and gunfights, and instead bring
What’s Blah: The USP of the series that it is all about women versus the men, but the major plot points are always among the men – making it a big weird at the end of it all. Apart from that, there’s nothing wrong with the series.
Parting Shot: A good addition to the streaming platforms.
Cast: Jack O’Connell, Michelle Dockery, Scoot McNairy, Merritt Wever, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Tantoo Cardinal, Kim Coates, Sam Waterston, Jeff Daniels
You can watch Godless it on Netflix
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