16 October 2016 | vivekbatra-01188
Very Watchable -
Stories, in a way, arise out of different permutations that our lives take, or different paths that the writers can think of. A clichéd screenplay is something close to a path that is predictable. Most of us look down upon the regular plot lines. This is why Goliath is important. The story is full of clichés, that ,ironically, help to winnow out the acting from the sea of banalities. Billy Bob and William Hurt shine throughout and are ably supported by a fantastic cast, including that canine. The music sticks and in a way celebrates Billy Bob's loneliness (cliche ++). Although the makers successfully integrate few surprises, none of them are worthy of an exclamation. But this series was never about that. It's about how good the actors are, that good that you hardly question the fiction. PS - With only 8 episodes, I could sleep peacefully without binge breaking my back!