Hiya Gamers, Geeks & Netflix Connoisseurs! Welcome to week 3 of my Netflix Series of Week where I will locate, binge watch and complete a short review on the series. This week I have watched Frontier, check out my thoughts below!
Frontier is an 18th century historical drama that follows the story of the Hudson Bay Trading company’s dominance of the fur trade industry. The series will travel between several locations including London, North America, Fort James and Montreal. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, then you will recognize one of the lead actors Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo from GOT) as he play’s Declan Harp the former Hudson Bay Company worker who is now a rogue and working against the corporation.
You’re immediately hit in the face with action from the beginning scenes of the show. Frontier is the story of the Hudson Bay Company and other businesses who are trying to make the most money out of the fur business. Declan Harp (Jason Momoa) is one of the main characters in the series who is off the grid and throwing a wrench at every turn in the plans of the HBC. The story line is pretty well lain with multiple threads to follow.The main story line follows Declan Harp and a prominent businessman at the HBC, Lord Benton. You can tell that there’s more to story between these 2 polarizing individuals and I have found myself trying to piece together the puzzle of their sorted history. Why is Declan rebelling? Who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist? What does this all have to do with furs? Another story line follows that of Michael Smith, an Irish beggar from London.
The supporting characters in the series will be Captain Chesterfield, Lord Benton’s right hand man in the British Army, Michael Smith, an Irish beggar caught up in the main story line and Grace Umberly, an ambitious woman who owns the local bar in the new world. What I have really enjoyed about the series is that everyone plays a role and can stand independently with the story. With a mix of characters and a cutthroat trade, there’s no shortage of adventure, drama and a hint of romance.
The ending was of course one that leaves your wondering what will happen next. I figured the series ended that way so at they can have flexibility in case they were not picked up for another season (which they were, yay!). Below you will find what I believe are the top reasons to watch the series (Play) or reasons you may not enjoy it (Skip).
- A great story line with multiple threads to keep you interested in the series
- Action packed and dramatic scenes that will keep you entertained the whole way through.
- The acting from Jason Momoa and other characters is fantastic and believable.
- The length of the pilot season spans about 42 minutes an episode for a total of 6 episodes.
- If you are not into period pieces, this series takes place in the 18th century and does not feature modern items.
I have really enjoyed watching Frontier and cannot wait until Season 2 is released (Yes, Netflix has renewed the series for Season 2 🙂 ). 8 out of 10 would recommend!
Enjoy your weekend!