Awesomely Horrible Netflix Instant Films: Highlander – The TV Series

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Michael Garcia - September 12, 2016

I am a big fan of the original Highlander movie. It's got some great performances by Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, and the amazing Clancy Brown as The Kergen. It's a fun sci-fi fantasy and it's got lots of sword fighting which I like. So, naturally when I found out that they were making a Highlander TV series I was really excited. I couldn't wait to see Connor MacLeod chopping the heads off of immortals every week. What I got instead was a weird TV series about his pony-tailed cousin Duncan solving crimes or some crap.

Christopher Lambert did appear in the pilot and the series finale, but other than that it was all about Duncan MacLeod. He was just kind of a dull character, I thought, as well as a rip-off of Connor MacLoed. Why didn't they just make the TV show about Connor and recast him if Christopher Lambert couldn't do it. But the main thing I want to say is that in a way we know how the series should end. We know from the Highlander that (30-year-old spoiler alert) Connor in killing The Kergen becomes the last immortal and gains the quickening. That means that at some point and at someone's hands, Duncan eats it. This to me soured me on the whole thing. I hate knowing what's going to happen to a character because there is no suspense. What the hell should I care, he's going to die anyway.

Still, sometimes the show could be entertaining when Duncan got to the sword fighting immortals and stopped just hanging around having a ponytail.

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