Originally Broadcast 2021/10/22: Check out the first episode of our SECRET PODCAST!
After a war that nearly wipes out humanity, anyone born with the curse of sight or access to written knowledge is killed by the Witchfinders of Queen Kane of the Payan Kingdom. Despite this, the Queen had designs on royal progeny who can see in order to gain an edge over her enemies. Her consort goes astray, however, and shares this gift with many, many women who are not the Queen. One such woman ends up in the village of Baba Voss, where she gives birth to twins, and marrying Baba who raises little Kofun and Haniwa as his own. When it is discovered they can see, they must do everything in their power to make sure the Queen never finds them.
Vinnk and Sean review the first season of this bold series, set in beautiful, desolate locales ironically at odds with the show's title. How does such a story tread the line between nullifying one of the five main senses its audience may take for granted without denigrating the characters (and their very much sighted actors)? What do they think of this new-fangled Apple TV+ streaming service amongst a crowd of so many others?
* Jason Momoa - Baba Voss
* Alfre Woodard - Paris
* Sylvia Hoeks - Queen Sibeth Kane
* Hera Kilmar - Maghra
* Archie Madekwe - Kofun
* Nesta Cooper - Haniwa
Available on Apple TV+.
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