What Everyone is Saying about Bryan Cranston’s ‘Your Honor’
Bryan Cranston is back on our TV screens, but not as Walter White from Breaking Bad, but as a judge! He is making a return on mainstream TV in an upcoming mini-series called Your Honor. The series is set to air this Sunday, December 6. However, some big media outlets have been given access to the first 4 episodes of the show. Here’s what they have to say about the show!
What do the reviews say about Your Honor?
According to Showtime, the Television network on which Your Honor will air:
The series is a legal thriller that rips through all strata of New Orleans society. Cranston will star as a respected judge whose son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices.
Moreover, Your Honor is based on an Israeli TV series Kvodo. However, the reviews of the show from mainstream outlets are not that promising. They do praise Bryan Cranston for his incredible performance. After all, the actor is quite incredible at his trait. However, they have a problem with the storytelling of Your Honor. Rolling Stone magazine said:
Bryan Cranston is such a good actor, we’d watch him read a library’s worth of law books rather than play out the story told here. It might not be that dramatic, but at least it wouldn’t be constantly reminding us how much better Breaking Bad was at exploring the same territory.
Moreover, Variety also had a problem with how characters of Your Honor were forced to be connected to each other. We hope that’s not the case with Bryan Cranston’s character though:
The show’s attempt to keep the narrative relatively contained results in some truly roundabout reasoning for relating just about every character in the show to another, no matter how implausible.
Furthermore, IndieWire said that Bryan Cranston’s Your Honor “over-invests in tension and under-invests in compassion”, further saying:
Despite the three progressively excellent examples listed above (Ozark, Breaking Bad, & The Flight Attendant), these kind of stories aren’t easy to do well — especially on TV. Without a steady stream of humor or satisfying surprises, all that worry can quickly prove exhausting or intolerable over six-to-10 hours, let alone multiple seasons.
Fans are happy about the return of Bryan Cranston!
That said, people everywhere else are anxious to see Bryan Cranston on TV again! You only have to look at Twitter to see:
Bryan Cranston’s new show “Your Honor” looks soooo good. I STAN A LEGEND SO IM DEFF TUNING IN DEC 6.
— JENNATORT (@jennatort) December 4, 2020
YOUR HONOR premieres this Sunday, December 6th at 10pm ET/PT – only on SHOWTIME. #OnlyOnShowtime
— Doug Benson (@DougBenson) December 4, 2020
However, the hangover from Breaking Bad was still not over. One fan couldn’t resist thinking about it whenever anyone mentioned Bryan Cranston’s name:
bryan cranston’s press tour for “your honor” does not make me want to watch “your honor”
it makes me want to watch “breaking bad” for the 10th time
— steve ⛵️ (@stevruf) December 4, 2020
We’re not sure if Bryan Cranston will ever reprise the role of Walter White. But until then, I’m sure it’ll be nice to see him as a judge? Your Honor will air on Showtime on Sunday.