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Reprisal (Hulu)

Discussion in 'Movies, Music and TV shows' started by Gaius, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Gaius

    Gaius Second Year

    Apr 25, 2018
    Has anyone watched the show Reprisal on Hulu? If so, what did you think? I just finished the first season, which was released in December. It’s pretty addicting and the visual aesthetic and the world of the show are great. Plus the female lead (Doris/Katherine) is compelling.

    The premise of the show is that there are these gangs that operate independently outside of the law, have their own settlements, and have income through their bar and entertainment at their establishment called a Bangarang. The lead of the show was betrayed by her brother (the leader of the gang), her husband, and another lieutenant and wants (you got it) reprisals.

    The aesthetic of the show is pretty neat, with a definite 50s vibe. The gangs drive modified old school cars or motorcycles. There are cellphones but tech seems to have been kept at mid-20th c. CE. The gangs have fantastical names like the Banished Brawlers, Happiness Ghouls, and The Monster Ring.

    Some of the plot points of the show are a bit contrived and seem derived from Sons of Anarchy, ie revised gang history gets uncovered plus plenty of violence.

    I think it would be an interesting world to set a fic in because it is sort of 50s-ish and there could easily be an introduction of the fantastical from the in-world names (ghouls, monsters) and how remote the gangs are from the outside world.