Mucho Mojo!

Last year, Sundance aired a tv series inspired by the noir novels of Joe R. Lansdale, featuring an odd couple of improvised detectives in southern USA. The two off characters are portrayed by James Purefoy, who plays white pacifist labourer Hap Collins, and Michael Kenneth Williams who plays the hot-headed gay Vietnam veteran Leonard Pine. As […]

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Last year, Sundance aired a tv series inspired by the noir novels of Joe R. Lansdale, featuring an odd couple of improvised detectives in southern USA. The two off characters are portrayed by James Purefoy, who plays white pacifist labourer Hap Collins, and Michael Kenneth Williams who plays the hot-headed gay Vietnam veteran Leonard Pine. As it happens, they both are very different from how I imagined them.

Season 1 was truthful to its source: dark and gory and strange as fuck. It featured a glorious Jimmi Simpson (Westworld‘s William) as the crazy Soldier and an even more glorious Pollyanna Mcintosh as the even crazier Angel.

With Season 2, the show is back and can rely on less weird and somewhat stedier source material: Mucho Mojo is less of an adventure and more of an investigation, digging deep into topics such as racism and apartheid in America, religion and superstition being one and the same, corruption. The book is probably my favourite among the first three and the series does it good credit. Now we eagerly wait for Season 3.

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