“‘Snowpiercer’ TV Adaptation Confuses Its Class Warfare Ideas With A Murder Mystery”

I remember the good old days when BOFCA voted Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer the best movie of 2014*, back when there was no COVID-19 and there wasn’t a Snowpiercer TV series on TNT. 

As usual I’m not quite as down on this show as others, but: It’s not good. It’s mostly confused. I don’t understand the logic of stretching one’s arms to the breaking point just to bridge the gap between the original French comic, Le Transperceneige, and Bong’s movie. I don’t understand using a murder mystery as the focal point of a post-apocalypse story into which class warfare prominently figures. I do understand casting Daveed Diggs and Mickey Sumner as two mismatched gumshoes trying to solve a killing, even if that’s not a pairing I’d ever have anticipated. But the show doesn’t totally work because its pieces clang against each other.

You can read my full review over at The Playlist.

*And awards season pundits said dumb things about it.

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