So I’m going to do my absolute best here to not let how sexy Jason Momoa is, affect my feelings on this review, but let me start off by saying…damn. I mean…just…shooooot…poo yie…dat boy is hot… Ok, I think I’m able to move on.
Frontier is a 1700s period piece based in the Canadian Frontier. The series centers around Declan Harp (Momoa) a part-Irish, part-Cree outlaw who is trying to disrupt the monopoly the Hudson’s Bay Company holds on the fur trade in Canada. *While the costumes are wonderfully appropriate, I unfortunately, find one certain character too often overdressed 🙁
The setting and era should appeal to some of Cajuns, especially those of us interested in the political climate of Canada at this time. The Hudson’s Bay Company’s opinion of the Irish-Catholic/Native-American Declan Harp, is incredibly similar to the opinion held by the English-Canadian government on the French-Catholic/Native-American fraternizers, the Acadians.
Seeing as Season 1 is only 6 episodes long, it was a little surprising to find that the plot still managed to be a little sluggish at times. But the action is pretty excellent, most of it is performed by Jason Momoa, and he could pretty much just stand there and I’d still enjoy the action. The historical drama kept me watching, and the journey of revenge Harp sets out on, almost makes you feel bad for anyone who gets in that path.
Late in the season, actress Katie McGrath (Merlin, Jurrasic World, Supergirl) shows up and she is always so deliciously evil and sharp. Though her role is short in the first season, it appears they have set up the story for her to have a larger role in the next season, so that’s something else to look forward to.
The series is co-produced by Discovery Channel-Canada and Netflix. It’s Discovery Channel-Canada’s first scripted show, and Momoa gets Executive Producer credit. It aired in Canada back in November of last year and was released on Netflix in late January. Season 2 has been confirmed and should arrive on Netflix around Jan. ’18.
TL;DR: This short but good series would be the perfect appetizer to hold you over until the May 5th release of Sense8 Season 2. Also, Jason Momoa is very hot.