The brutal Phoenix summer has led me to stay inside as much as possible. I have spent a lot of time writing, reading, and streaming. The latest show I have streamed, after recommendations from a few friends, is Sneaky Pete. I just finished the 10 episode 1st season and it was fantastic!
The show is an Amazon Original, so it is only available through Amazon Video. I knew it was created by Bryan Cranston, one of my favorite actors. I didn’t know that it had the same showrunner, Graham Yost, as one of my favorite shows of all time, Justified. There are also many actors from Justified that appear on Sneaky Pete. The fantastic cast is rounded out by Cranston, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Drayer, and Ethan Embry.
This show has a great plot and suspense. However, what really appealed to me is the character building. You give a damn about the characters right away and they all have arcs in a very short period of time. There is also a great ambiguity of good and evil with every character. Even the most moral characters have flaws. I was completely engrossed in this world and the characters over the course of the 10 episodes. Amazon announced there will be a season 2 and I cannot wait!