I forgot this show until my calendar reminded me today so it’s not included in this week’s open forum. And since I have totally abandoned reading the comments on that post this week because I’m trying to keep things upbeat, I’m going to give it its own post. Please keep your comments here on the topic of THIS SHOW and whether or not you are interested in watching it. Off topic comments here will be deleted. This is not an open forum.
Trust starts on FX tonight at 10 p.m. NPT. Here is the official description from the FX website.
Inspired by actual events, Trust delves into the trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Equal parts family history, dynastic saga and an examination of the corrosive power of money, Trust explores the complexities at the heart of every family, rich or poor.
Told over multiple seasons and spanning the twentieth century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Harris Dickinson), an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome. His captors banked on a multi-million-dollar ransom. After all, what rich family wouldn’t pay for the return of a loved one?
Paul’s grandfather, J. Paul Getty Sr. (Donald Sutherland), an enigmatic oil tycoon and possibly the richest man in the world, is marooned in a Tudor mansion in the English countryside surrounded by a harem of mistresses and a pet lion. He’s busy. Paul’s father, J. Paul Getty Jr. (Michael Esper), is lost in a daze in London and refuses to answer the phone. Only Paul’s mother, Gail Getty (Hilary Swank), is left to negotiate with the increasingly desperate kidnappers. Unfortunately, she’s broke. Trust charts the teenage grandson’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back.
The cast also includes Brendan Fraser, Anna Chancellor, Norbert Leo Butz, Charlotte Riley and Luca Marinelli.
Trust is created by Simon Beaufoy and executive produced by Danny Boyle, Beaufoy and Christian Colson, with Boyle directing the first three episodes. The show is produced by FX Productions, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films and Snicket Films Limited.
I really wanted to go see All The Money In The World at the theater, but it wasn’t there long enough for me to muster the energy to put on pants and a bra and meader to the AMC. This is the same story, told differently of course, that I can watch from the comfort of my couch. I love my couch.
I thought this might appeal to those of you who are mourning the ending of Versace, and might entice some of you who like your thrillers to be less gory and sprinkled with wit more like we are used to in Imposters. I think we have enough people here to watch this series to talk about something besides vaginal rejuvenation and Botox. Come with me, I beseech, you away from the misogynistic buffoonery. Also FX repeats the shows several times on premiere night so you can always fit it in your DVR.
I have two more weeks of Madam Secretary and due to stupid sports shows I have to add a full hour to taping that which conflicts with Sunday night’s WWHL which is the one the RHOA appear on so I have to DVR that. It’s complicated but should be less so after the first two episodes.
I just scanned a few reviews, not wanting to know too much and the reviews are mixed but what shocked me was I didn’t really think the PR meant it was going to be told of many TV seasons, but it is if things go according to plan. They are planning on three seasons with the second season going back in time to the old Getty’s childhood in the 1930s to show how he got to be such a dick. The third episode will deal with the will.
Anyway, I’m excited for this! Who’s in with me? I will put up a post of my thoughts on the first episode as time allows.