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USA Network’s newest series Damnation centers on two brothers on opposite sides of a war. The whole ordeal takes place in the 1930s. The youngest of the two is Seth Davenport (Killian Scott, Ripper Street). He poses as a small town Iowa priest who frequently moves to different towns. As the viewer will soon learn, Davenport tries to cause a revolution in each town he preaches in, as he wants to take down the corrupt bankers who keep prices for groceries artificially high. The second brother, Creeley Turner (Logan Marshall-Green, Dark Blue) is sent in to prevent this revolution from happening.

Damnation dives right into the story. Setting the tone with a murder by Turner and a gruesome display of the murder victim to scare other farmers. But Turner isn’t the only trigger-happy fella in this series. Davenport also knows how to handle a gun, and kills several people, although mainly in self defense.

 

 

Although Damnation features several murders, this isn’t what the series is about. The show is not an action series, but discusses a serious subject, which is relevant even today. Just as in today’s world, the rich because richer, while the poor become poorer.

Combining this with a feud between two brothers who are on opposite sides of the equation and you’ve got yourself a period drama suited for a cable network. With a stellar, but not overly star-studded cast which includes Christopher Heyerdahl (Hell On Wheels) and Melinda Page Hamilton (Devious Maids) Damnation is an entertaining show. I’m sure there are plenty of people that are not very much into period dramas, but Damnation is a decent series in its kind that does what it’s supposed to; entertain.

Damnation airs on Tuesdays at 10/9c on USA Network.

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