WHY IS LUIS GUZMÁN CARRYING AROUND BEN KINGSLEY’S thumb? And what is the newly nine-fingered Kingsley doing so many bloody miles away, driving across Sonora in an ice cream truck to kidnap hoverboarding teenagers? I seem to recall $4 million at stake, though who can keep track of everyone hunting that bounty: the mysterious magician, the seductive saleswoman, the NASA trainee, the cartel assassin. Did I mention there’s a Texas Ranger named Walker?
Such is the delicate manias overpopulating the weird Western world of Perpetual Grace, LTD. Bad title, but what’s in a name? Pronounce the last bit “limited,” though this ridiculously fun new drama is anything but. It premieres with a Hitchcockian crisscross. A drifter named James (Jimmi Simpson) meets talkative Paul (Damon Herriman), who spins a big-money border crossing plot. With help from lovelorn Mexican sheriff Hector (Guzmán), they’ll fake the deaths of Paul’s church-owning parents to get a large inheritance.
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July 5, 2019