Kieran J. Farrell
‘Truth or Consequences’: Carnivorous Motel Rooms, Allegorical Sci-Fi and the Bold Vision of Fresh Ink Theatre
The team at Fresh Ink hope that once “Truth or Consequences” opens, people will indeed read it, love it and share it. That is, if they aren’t devoured by a sentient motel room in the meantime.
Such a shift in the status quo is simply unprecedented in the industry, and while it surely has its disadvantages, Joby Harold, for one, appreciates what it’s done for story possibilities.
Its willingness to lean into ambiguity, though, is its best decision, and Oscar Isaac delivers a convincing combination of surprise, craze, and fright in Steven’s expressions.
‘Peacemaker’ Season One Finale Review: ‘It’s Cow or Never’ Boasts a Barnyard of Great Character Moments
While Adebayo’s burgeoning confidence fully comes to fruition in the season finale, it’s interesting to see that the brash-on-the-surface Peacemaker is as vulnerable as ever, and hence that he is perhaps not “made for this sh*t.”
‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Review: Disney’s Latest ‘Star Wars’ Story Touts Some Impressive Chapters, But Loses Focus of its Greater Narrative
It’s ultimately disappointing, then, to see that this narrative falls far short of what it could have been, and to realize that this didn’t only happen by chance — rather, it was a creative choice.