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Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons Why I Love Prodigal Son


Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is Reasons Why I Love [insert your favorite book title, genre, author, etc. here]. I'm going to focus on one of the best new tv series of the season, Prodigal Son on FOX.



The awesome season finale aired on Monday, April 27th and so far there's been no word of the series being renewed for a second season, but I really hope they will decide to bring it back for more.  By the way, I hope we one day that we get to see more adventures from these characters in the form of tie-in novels - my dream author to bring them to the series to life in this format would be V.E. Schwab, no question.  Anyway without further ado, here we go:



Fantastic cast - Martin Sheen is one of my favorite actors and he is the main reason I decided to start watching this series. He's absolutely delightful, including in his role as a serial killer in this series.  It's so strange knowing that the same guy was also Aziraphale in Good Omens, but that's acting for you.  The rest of the cast is also incredibly talented - Tom Payne, Lou Diamond Philips, Bellamy Young, Halston Sage, Aurora Perrineau, Frank Harts, and Keiko Agena.  I've only had their characters in my life for a few months, but I feel like I've really gotten to know them.


Suspenseful twists and turns - Procedurals aren't usually my thing, but I adore the style of this series.  It doesn't hurt that the well done twists and turns keep you right on the edge of your seat and keep you coming back again and again.


Team dynamic - Malcolm and the team of police detectives he works with as a profiler are his found family.  They work together well and it's been great to get to know them further over the course of the season.  The above photo is from Keiko Agena's Twitter.


Malcolm's issues - Let's just say that Malcolm has a whole host of issues, including freaky night terrors, given everything that he's gone through with his father being a serial killer.  However, he's very good at what he does as a profiler with the NYPD (ex-profiler with the FBI), even if he's afraid he'll eventually follow in his father's footsteps.


Malcolm's lack of a sense of self-preservation - This ties right in with the above as Malcolm is willing to put himself in all sorts of danger to solve a case or save a life.


Family relationships -  The family relationships are also at the heart of this series - both in terms of Malcolm's direct family and his found family.  Gill, played by Lou Diamond Philips, is a real standout as a father figure to Malcolm.  Their relationship goes way back, to the time when Malcolm's father was arrested when he was a kid.


The crimes of the week and overarching mysteries - As a procedural, this series excels at presenting the mystery of the week and the season long ones as well.  Like I mentioned before, the team dynamic of the main cast is fantastic and it's fun to see their characters in their element.


The dialogue - The writers for this show deserve an award.


Dark sense of humor - This show's sense of humor really works for me.  There are honestly quite a few unexpected laugh out loud moments.  Plus, just look at this hilarious April Fools Day reimagining of the show as a sitcom.  That aired at the end of an episode when the promo for next week would usually air - and how it ends it looks like one of Malcolm's night terrors.


Quirkiness - Much of this comes from Malcolm and his family, and it totally works.  The show definitely stands out from its competition in the best ways.

In short, Prodigal Son...



Have you watched this tv series? What is one of your favorite new tv shows? As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

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  1. You are clearly a fan, guess I'd better check it out. My TTT list today>

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  2. Oh wow I've never seen this! Definitely looks worth checking out!

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    1. I'd love to rewatch knowing how The season ends...

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  3. I've never heard of this show before. The only show I've seen with a new episode that came out in the last year is Survivor, LOL. Hopefully this story will have a long and good series run!

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    1. Survivor is another favorite. I've been watching that since it was new. :)

      Fingers crossed!

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  4. I like crime of the week shows!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  5. I hadn't heard of this before. In fact, I don't watch a lot of TV shows and I'm only now catching up with HBO's Chernobyl series lol

    My TTT: https://www.traversingchapters.com/top-ten-tuesday-ten-reasons-why-i-love-fantasy/

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    1. I don't watch a whole lot either. I'm glad I decided to try this one. I'm going to have to try Chernobyl - I've heard it's excellent.

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  6. I'd never heard of this show before, but it does sound good!

    An, Chernobyl was amazing. Enjoy. :)

    My TTT .

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  7. Great list! I haven't even heard of this show before, but clearly I need to give it a go.

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  8. I'm not familiar with this show at all! But now I want to watch it. Plus I'm a big fan of Lou Diamond Philips😁

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    1. He is a real gem, especially in this! It's a great core cast. :)

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  9. Gah, nobody seems to know this show. I LOVE Prodigal Son and you gave such awesome reasons people should watch it. I love the writing, and the mysteries, and the characters, and MALCOLM! He's just fantastic. I love the dark humor and the back stories and Malcolm's dad. Michael Sheen is fantastic in this role!!! They need to announce a 2nd season ASAP because I'm dying to know there will be more.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. YES! It's all fantastic! There *has* to be more!

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  10. I haven't watched this show, but it was fun to read your reasons for loving it. I should give it a try.

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    1. I'd love to know what you think if you give it a try.

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  11. I haven't heard of this show before! I do like Michael Sheen and I haven't seen a lot of his work, but what I have seen of him as always been great :)

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  12. I hadn't heard of this series before reading your post, but it seems action-packed! Here's my TTT list.

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  13. I absolutely love this show. It is probably my favorite of the season. I really hope it renews for many more seasons!

    Thanks for stopping by Colletta's Kitchen Sink!

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    1. Yes! I just heard that it's been renewed for a second season - the teaser is really something else! :)

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