The North Water, featuring Colin Farrell as a jagged, shaggy bogeyman harpooner ready to wreak havoc and Godless’ Jack O’Connell as a disgraced military surgeon looking to skulk away from his past, sets up a claustrophobic story where it always feels like danger is constantly closing in, if not forever circling.The North Water Seasons 1 Download.
Based on Ian McGuire’s 2016 novel about haunted men doing terrible things at sea during a British whaling expedition in 1859, The North Water sees O’Connell’s Dr. Sumner and Farrell’s Mr. Drax in an intriguing Jekyll & Hyde dynamic. Even as you’re introduced to these two characters in the premiere of this five-part limited series, “Behold the Man,” they’re shown visiting the same locations, at different points of the day, just missing each other.It not only teases an inevitable collision, but also allows us to draw contrasts and comparisons, recognizing that they’re only shades apart. As the proper and well-meaning Sumner, whose regrets are recent and tragic, escapes into a haze of drugs, Drax slinks about the town whoring and drinking and causing all sorts of vile moral calamity, like he’s Sumner’s shadow self sprung to life.The North Water’s full scope is still mostly hidden from us after the first episode, but it still manages to bottle up a bunch of combustable elements aboard The Volunteer, a whaling vessel headed for frozen waters helmed by a captain (Boardwalk Empire’s Stephen Graham) who himself comes with an ample amount of emotional turmoil and baggage. Basically, most everyone’s hopping onto this ship with information they don’t want exposed and the harsh climate and rigors of the job will most assuredly bring everything to light in a savage way. It’s similar to the first season of The Terror, without the added obstacle of actual ice demons mutilating people.