05th Nov2020

‘Truth Seekers – Season One’ Review (Amazon Prime)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Nick Frost, Samson Kayo, Emma D’Arcy, Simon Pegg, Malcolm McDowell, Kelly MacDonald, Julian Barratt | Created by Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Nat Saunders

For many fans just seeing the names Nick Frost and Simon Pegg connected to a new show will make it a must watch. Truth Seekers though, will be a nice surprise for many. With many hidden secrets for movie and TV nerds to geek out on, Truth Seekers is a breath of fresh air for the struggle that 2020 brings.

When part time paranormal investigator Gus Roberts (Nick Frost) gets a new partner Elton John (Samson Kayo) there is a sudden rise in the number of cases he gets. When Astrid (Emma D’Arcy) comes to them for help though, it’s not long before things start to get even more complicated.

While Frost is very good as Gus, and Simon Pegg makes nice appearances as his boss Dave, prepare for Truth Seekers to be stolen by Malcolm McDowell as Gus’ father Richard. As soon as he hits the screen the grumpy old man with a heart steals every seen that he is in. On top of this though there is a wealth of talent, from the likes of Emma D’Arcy, Samson Kayo, Kelly MacDonald, and Julian Barratt.

Truth Seekers has a feel about if of being the British X-Files in some respect, but there are plenty of other references to other shows and movies in the eight episodes of season one to be found. While this is a series, the fact that each episode is around half an hour long, it makes it easy to binge the show and to enjoy that story that is being told. While each episode may be separate stories they all continue the main story that plays through the season, with many secrets to be revealed.

Whether it’s people looking for help with their haunted houses, machines seemingly holding ghosts within them, or an evil hell bent on sacrificing people for his own evil means, season one has a lot to offer. Truth Seekers is fun, each episode never outstays its welcome and the season as a whole is well paced and keeps the audience entertained.

What keeps the audience invested in Truth Seekers is very much the characters that are presented in each episode. The main characters that become the core of the show are likeable and help invest the viewers in the show. They feel human, and in a show about the paranormal this of course is important.

Overall Truth Seekers season one is a success, and I’m looking forward to seeing where the show goes from here. Hopefully we’ll get more seasons from it, and we’ll get to see just where the characters go from here. My hope is for much more Malcolm McDowell, but I will admit to being a big fan of his, so it’s no surprise I enjoyed his performance the most.

It is fair to say though that the cast as a whole does well in Truth Seekers and that is what will keep the viewers invested. Where the show will go from here? Who knows, but that is what is going to be fun. There is a nice cliffhanger at the end opening up many questions that I can’t wait to be answered. If you are a fan of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg no doubt you won’t need much pushing to watch the show, for others just looking for a fun new experience, you can’t go wrong with Truth Seekers.

****½  4.5/5

The first season of Truth Seekers is available on Amazon Prime Video now.

Review originally posted on PissedOffGeek

One Response to “‘Truth Seekers – Season One’ Review (Amazon Prime)”

  • richard forster

    Great review and as I read it after I watched the series I have to say I agree with everything you’ve written …. beautifully filmed with some classic sharp funny lines … well done.