This HBO drama has gained much controversy, and this Nevers review will explore whether it lives up to its hype. Joss Whedon created The Nevers and wrote its pilot episode. He later stepped down as showrunner, but wrote the first six episodes. This Nevers review will discuss why the show failed to live up to its hype and whether it’s worth watching. It’s also a good time to revisit Joss Whedon’s past works.
The Nevers is a steampunk version of “Buffy”
The premise of “The Nevers” is a little confusing, and the character development could use some improvement. The show follows two Victorian lady detectives who race around London in steampunk Formula 1 cars. Their quest to catch vampires and save their lives is fueled by supernatural powers and mysterious touch from the past. However, the show is a bit short on world building.
The setting is set three years after the 1896 London bombing. The Nevers depicts a London where most of the inhabitants are female and have mysterious powers. The story follows the characters’ adventures in this strange world. The plot is largely a continuation of “Buffy,” but in a steampunk setting. The Nevers will be the best series that Whedon has ever written.
It’s a noughties space Western
While the story of The Nevers is clearly set in late 19th century London, its alien setting is distinctly futuristic. The main character, Amalia True, is a self-destructive, drunken leader of the Touched. She lives in a futuristic equivalent of X-Mansion, the orphanage run by genius inventor Penance Adair. While Amalia is a flawed character, she possesses a certain level of intelligence and is well-suited to the role.
The Nevers was initially a television series created by Joss Whedon and is being produced by HBO and Mutant Enemy Productions. Joss Whedon, Philippa Goslett, and Doug Petrie are executive producers. The series is set to premiere on April 11, 2021. It will consist of twelve episodes in the first season. The second season will be split into two six-episodepartments, each of which will have a cliffhanger.
It’s a steampunk version of “X-Men”
The HBO series The Nevers takes a feminist slant and a steampunk aesthetic to tell the story of the X-Men. Set in a steampunk alternate 1899 London, the series is a satirical take on the X-Men’s world. The series follows the lives of “The Touched,” a group of people with multiple powers and extraordinary abilities. As with the X-Men series, there are multiple plot strands and political intrigue. And there’s a lot of fighting. The Nevers will premiere in April, though no airdate has been announced yet.
The series takes place in the year 2035 and follows young women who have been gifted with superpowers. In the Victorian setting, regular people fear these “turns” because they are not human. There’s also a serial killer who stalks the streets of London. In the first four episodes, the storyline doesn’t reveal what the X-Men are up to, but it does hint at the true nature of the X-Men.
It’s a crude caricature of a feminist work
The Nevers is a steampunk sci-fi Victorian ensemble period piece, crime drama, and X-Men-style superhero saga. The premise is based on a real-life alien encounter that sweeps across England, 1896. Points of light landed on female characters, giving them mysterious powers. These women and girls become “the Touched.”
Joss Whedon is an accomplished sci-fi writer, but his work suffers from a lack of depth. While Buffy the Vampire Slayer was an ambitious, female-led series that took on patriarchy and sexism head on, fans may have hoped for a more progressive take on female empowerment. While Whedon is adept at sci-fi thrillers, the tone of The Nevers feels like it was written by a man for men.
It’s a team effort
While misogyny is the norm in the genre, the story of Penance and Amalia is a rousing team effort, and the series’ cast is large enough to be a feature film, The Nevers has a great deal more to offer than that. While the story is a fun pulp genre romp, it’s not without its flaws. Here are some things to watch for in this new series.
First, the cast believes that The Nevers is about something larger than just the characters. Joss Whedon, the showrunner and creator, was absent for the first season. Although he stepped down in November last year, his writing style is still deeply embedded in the show. The Nevers has a similar time jump to “Epitaph” episodes of Dollhouse, which starred Eliza Dushku as a mind-wiped agent.
It’s a Joss Whedon show
If you’re in the mood for a new show, consider it a “Joss Whedon show”. This American filmmaker, composer, and comic book writer is behind several hit television series. His work is largely based on comic books, and he has written, directed, and produced several of them. Below are some of his most popular works. You may also want to watch the trailers for his other works.
One of the most famous aspects of Joss Whedon’s work is how unpredictable the characters are. This show’s main character, Agent Trip, has died several times on the show, as have Grant Ward, the Secret Warrior Lincoln, and Chronicom Enoch. Each of these characters came back to life in a later iteration. Then, there’s Agent Coulson.