'Mayor of Kingstown' was billed as a premium drama starring Jeremy Renner, but the results have not been as expected. Following the launch of
Disney+, the series appears to be headed for failure.
Despite reuniting Renner with the
'Wind River' director,
Taylor Sheridan, this Paramount + release has not had the expected impact.
"Several privately run prisons in a depressed Michigan town that relies on them as its main industry, with his character,
Mike McClusky, and his family essentially in charge," Renner said as the drama's premise.
"It's up to me to keep the rats in the cage," he added.
'The Mayor of Kingstown' attempts to be perceived in 'Oz', due to the heavy doses of violence, nudity and expletives included in the story.
According to several specialists, the series looks dramatically inert and uses those elements not so much to move the story forward but as its main focus.
Why does not 'Mayor of Kingstown' generate enthusiasm?
Mayor of Kingstown' does not have many supporting actors in the first three episodes, save for
Dianne Wiest as Mike's tough-as-nails mother.
Dianne works in the prisons teaching the inmates.
Also, the real-world issues that inform the series -- including those
pertaining to race, policing and the incarceration-industrial complex -- aren't addressed with the complexity or nuance that would make them consistently interesting.
This has resulted in
Renner carrying the weight of the series and tackling the outline of a fairly conventional TV drama from the past, spiced up with R-rated content.
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