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The Alienist Review 2018 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Creators: Shawn Ryan, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas
Stars: Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell
Review: Love the book and complexity of characters in this psychological mystery thriller. Unfortunately, the writer’s interpretation has left me wanting more Moore, and more character development in general.
The casting, costumes and cinematography are captivating. I find the series compelling and hope it improves, but I recommend not reading the book if you want to enjoy the show without nagging doubts about the writer’s decisions.
Why change the occupation, of main character John Moore, from journalist to illustrator? Why abandon his character as a fact finding reporter with a Peter Pan complex? Too sensible a choice of vocation? What realistic purpose does he serve in this narrative as a vice riddled artist? A dubious sidekick? In what world would he come together with a team and solve crime? Do most artists secretly wish to solve crime?
I feel the writers are dumming this down with unnecessary tension, vices, and salacious additions. Really, do we not get enough on the evening news? Does the premise of this story not provide enough shock value? As a viewer I am jarred from a vintage time period to a current view of relationships, self loathing, and feminism.
Consider Kreizler’s discovery of his own fallacy to separate his personal experiences in order to get into the head of the killer, how ironic. Dear Hollywood, sometimes less is more.