Hell-O, Freex! Long time, no…. well anything, really. I have no idea if anyone is still out there, but I’m going to launch into this and hope there are still a few of you.
Even after all this time of non-blogging action, people still ask me to review stuff and as always I am flattered they ask, but I usually turn them down. A mixture of no free time and what they want me to review being pure garbage being the reason why. (I keep that 2nd reason to myself—I’m not rude) For once I have been asked to review something that I actually thinks deserve some attention….and very little of my time.
AGENT 88 is a (hopefully soon to be ongoing) web series about an 88-year-old British woman on the verge of Alzheimer’s----no, wait! It’s good. Come back. When I read the premise on the press release I’m sure I gave a snarky eye roll, but after viewing the pilot episode, I had to admit it was pretty entertaining and not to mention very well made. Kay D’Arcy (Criminal Minds) plays the aforementioned Agent 88 and walks the line between cute little old lady and annoying little old lady quite proficiently. When she transforms from a senile ol' granny to ass-kicking-octogenarian it is some funny shit indeed.
The whole cast shines and clearly take on their roles with the correct amount of seriousness for a dark comedy. D’Arcy is obviously the star, but Joseph Gatt (Star Trek: Into Darkness) really steals the show as the villain with a mathematical love for violence. He has screen presence galore and oddball looks that demand your attention. It might be too soon to say it, but Gatt could be this generation’s Michael Berryman and that is a high compliment (back-handed or not).
AGENT 88 is a good time and quality entertainment that is rare these days. If you dig Adult Swim shows like Children’s Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV you will feel right at home here, but by all means don’t take my word for it. AGENT 88 is available to watch at chill.com/agent88 . Check it out for yourself!