TV Tuesday: Snatch

Alright, readers. We're here today to talk about something that's really close to my and Little C's hearts: TV that is equal parts fun, stylish, and completely bananas insane. With juuuuust a tidbit of campy thrown in. Okay, more than a tidbit. Give us all the camp. And a show that hits the spot every single time just released its second season, so today we're here to talk about Snatch.

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Snatch airs on Crackle, and it's (loosely) based on the Guy Ritchie film of the same name. If you never saw the movie, you probably should. It's a crazy ride, but dang is it fun. And it has one of my favorite Brad Pitt performances to date. The show nails that signature Guy Ritchie tone, while making sure it stands on its own.

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The show follows a crew of brand new hustlers who find themselves with a stolen truck filled with gold bullion, and stumble their way into the incredibly high stakes world of organized crime. They're almost immediately in way over their heads, and the first season is a constant high-wire act of whether they're going to be able to charm their way out of trouble over and over. It's a concept that's hugely dependent on having interesting characters and talented actors playing them, and that is where this show shines. The cast seems to have been put together of people Little C and I have on our personal casting wish lists- Luke Pasqualino, Rupert Grint, Stephanie Leonidas, Pheobe Dynevor, Lucien Laviscount. They're all brilliant and bring very real stakes to the insane world of the show. When they're not deliciously chewing the scenery. We love both.

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It's also a show that exists inside a very specific visual style- one that we can't get enough of. From the sets and costumes to the cinematography, it's all lush and bold and cohesive. When you're working inside such a stylized world, it's so important to have the visual elements all work together. It makes the world itself easy to digest, so that your viewers can focus on following the (often pretty complex) plot. Snatch does this exceedingly well. The stylization of the story-telling not only pays homage to Guy Ritchie's style in the original film, but makes the show incredibly fun to watch.

We devoured the first season of Snatch, and I can't wait to watch season 2. Crackle is a free streaming service, so while you have to watch commercials it's well worth it to get access to their content.

Happy Watching!


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