‘Irreverent’ Review: Mobster of the Cloth

11/30/2022 6:30:00 AM

A Chicago criminal flees to Australia and poses as a pastor in a charming series on Peacock.

Review: A Chicago criminal flees to Australia and poses as a pastor in Peacock’s charming series 'Irreverent'

A Chicago criminal flees to Australia and poses as a pastor in a charming series on Peacock.

John Anderson Nov.The casino would be at the Medinah Temple at 600 North Wabash Ave.: Mark Rogers/Matchbox Productions Paulo busily, worriedly tries to track down the man who stole his small fortune (Mackenzie, the comedic highlight of the show, played by P.In Irreverent, Paulo Keegan (Colin Donnell) is on the run.

29, 2022 2:09 pm ET Given that he’s about to impersonate a pastor in a spiritually needy backwater, Chicago mobster Paulo (Colin Donnell), the felonious fulcrum of “Irreverent,” may seem unworthy of our sympathy.But consider his plight: He’s fleeing the city after almost being murdered..He’s heading to a place where the last clergyman was eaten by a crocodile.Meanwhile, Mackenzie doesn’t see the reason he and Paulo can’t still be friends, responding to a phone threat with, “you sound like Liam Neeson.Perhaps worst of all, he’s seated next to a real minister who has just been dumped by his wife.And won’t stop talking about it.After their chance encounter, Keegan finds a way to hide by impersonating the reverend in a tiny beach town in Queensland, Australia.

On a 22-plus-hour flight to Australia.Just when he thought he was out, they pull him back in.There are worse things than crocodiles.Good natured and good enough, “Irreverent” is a 10-part series that has to rely on the charms of its cast—which are abundant—because the circumstances are both comedic and clichéd.Think “The Power and the Glory” meets “Northern Exposure.There’s the hardass cop and village conscience, the god fearer, distant friends coming back together, wayward teenagers dreaming only of leaving, and the star-crossed lovers who are eager to tie their knot despite the last go-round ending in a wedding video featuring the preacher getting “gnawed” by the aforementioned crocodile.” Continue reading your article with a WSJ membership.In an interview with Digital Trends, the cast and executive producers of Irreverent discuss the dynamic between Paulo and Mackenzie, Piper’s motivations throughout the series, the pressure of finding a global audience, and the authentic portrayal of contemporary Australian life.

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