Parish 2024 / A paint-by-numbers heist drama that you've seen before


Parish bears striking resemblance to Netflix’s Kaleidoscope. It follows the same premise of a financially struggling protagonist getting back in the life of crime they had once abandoned, and they even cast the same lead actor in Giarcarlo Esposito. But the similarities end there. No other character is as magnetic as the lead role, making the show light on onscreen chemistry, delivering tension like a middle of the road soap opera. It has a singular stroke of genius, which is the accomplishment of casting Esposito, who is a big enough draw by himself. Beyond that, the writing itself is hollow, the episodes drag 10 minutes too long, and there’s no drama you can get here that you can’t get anywhere else.

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