After recently discovering this had already started airing in March, I watched the pilot episode last night and I must say I was impressed.
The Gecko brothers are totally different to the original casting choices in the movie (George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino) but there are these little details that trick you into forgetting these are new guys. Seth’s expressions, tone and pitch occasionally blur into that of Clooney’s performance and Richie is even more messed up (if that’s even possible) this time around.
There are a few niggles that bugged me in terms of consistency and continuity. For example, Richie has visions in Benny’s World of Liquor where they take two female hostages whereby they appear to become vampire/snake women – like in the movie.
Some of the action that plays out in the store is different to the movie as well. For such a memorable movie scene with the shoot-out in the store, it kinda irks me. But I get it. To make a TV series based on a movie, sometimes you gotta change some things to make it work. Plus, years after it happened, if the folks involved in the original iteration of it may have disliked some things and this is their chance to change dialogue/scenes to fulfil their original wish and so on.
Otherwise, this seems like a pretty solid effort and I can’t wait to watch the next five episodes I’ve got lined up!