Mayor of Kingstown:
         Season One
                 review by Bobby Blakey

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Tyler Sheridan has had an inansely impressive career with writing films like Sicario and Hell or High Water along with creating the hit series Yellowstone and its spin-off 1883. In 2021 he brought another show to Paramount+ alongside Hugh Dillon with Mayor of Kingstown starring Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest, Kyle Chandler, Hugh Dillon, Taylor Handley, Emma Laird, Tobi Bamtefa, Derek Webster, Hamish Allan-Headley, Pha’rez Lass and Aidan Gillen.

 

Mayor of Kingstown follows the McLusky family, power brokers in Kingstown, Mich., where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, the series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither.

 

I was a bit late to the party on this one, but I am damn glad I finally joined in because this show is so good. The story has a dark gritty vibe to it that reminds me of a fusion between a standard crime drama and a mob movie that works to perfection. There is a ton of layers here that help the show stand