Apple Tv's "SEE"
A nasty, gory, and frequently humorous fantasy set in a society where everyone is blind is presented to us by Peaky Blinders author Steven Knight. SEE is a standout among the original dramas that Apple TV+ released on launch day, and it intelligently avoids using uncomfortable speech to establish its premise. Instead, the opening captions go right in, so let’s do the same: the series is set a myriad of years down the line, but society has been medieval since a 21st-century epidemic killed all but a few million humans. Not only were the survivors rendered blind, but they also passed this trait on to their offspring, who now think that human sight is a blasphemous fable.
This will appeal to fans of dystopian television series. Though the idea isn’t very original (to me, it feels like a tweak on A Quiet Place), it hasn’t received much attention. The plot is similar to that of other dystopic stories; yet, because AppleTV is backing it, it has a substantial enough budget to cast Jason Mamoa. Although the first season was the finest, the following two remain strong. It’s graphic and bloody and deals with family, politics, and survival themes while keeping your interest.
As the series progressed, a few moments stood out, including when Bautista finally took up a role; I’d always thought he’d be fantastic. In SEE, he portrays a melancholy, dark killer-like character with a grim atmosphere whenever he is on, in contrast to most of his characters, which is a tough guy with tender spots or a husky meathead for humor, some of which are reminiscent to Dwayne Johnson’s. He and Mamoa made a good team.
The majority of the ensemble does a wonderful job, but as you move along, I must admit that the queen’s voice and demeanor become pretty fascinating. All of the cast members’ characters are being developed by the authors. Many viewers’ contempt towards Haniwa and Kofun clearly indicates this. The first season served as an introduction to this world; by S3, the last season, we feel we still want more. Despite this, I can see how the writers would run out of creative ideas. The potential direction the show could go in after season 3 could be fantastic, but it most likely seems like it would start to wane and run out of ideas.