Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Chalk Up Mr. Inbetween As Another Great Show

Mr. Inbetween aired on the FX Networks from 2018 to 2021. It's been a while since a show that aired on TV had me anxious for the next episode week to week. The last show that did that to me was Breaking Bad

The final episode of Mr. Inbetween aired just this past Tuesday and I have probably replayed it three times already. If you're not familiar with the show, I'll describe it without spoiling it for you. The show focuses on Ray Shoesmith played by Scott Ryan. Shoesmith is a hitman in Australia who's known as "The Magician" in the Australian underworld. Why? Because he makes people disappear.

While freelancing as a criminal, he also tries to juggle being a father to his daugher that he shares custody with ex-wife. That's where the "Inbetween" comes from. 

The show is described as a "dark comedy-crime drama" but in seasons two and three, there's certainly more crime and drama than comedy, and I don't mean that in a bad way. Shoesmith, is still human and with all the dirt he does, there's an odd code of honor that he tries to live by. 

The idea for the show comes from an independant film that Ryan wrote, and starred in as Shoesmith in 2005 titled, "The Magician." I won't spoil that for you either but I can tell you watching it before the show may or not spoil the story of Shoesmith for you. Both are so well-written that no matter how you watch them, they compliment each other. 

Mr. Inbetween is over so now is a perfect time to binge it and not have to wait for new episodes and seasons like I did. Ryan told that this was his passion project for about 15 years so it was time to move on. 

While he's moving on, you might want to catch one of the best show's you haven't really heard about. It should be available on FX/Hulu to binge if you're looking for something new.

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