Hap and Leonard

Hap and Leonard

DVD - 2017
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Based on the novels by Joe R. Lansdale, the six-hour series event follows Hap Collins, an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine, a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper. When Hap's seductive ex-wife Trudy resurfaces with a deal they can't refuse, a simple get-rich-quick scheme snowballs into bloody mayhem.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2017]
Copyright Date: Package design, ©2017
©2016
ISBN: 9786316766595
6316766599
Branch Call Number: DVD Hap
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
DVD,NTSC
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
2 videodiscs (257 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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"I watched “Hap and Leonard” Season 1, mainly because one of the stars is Michael Kenneth Williams. I know that if he’s in it, I’ll see an excellent performance, no matter what else is going on around him. In this show, he plays Leonard and his friend is Hap, ably portrayed by James Purefoy.... Read More »

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PimaLib_NormS Sep 20, 2017

I watched “Hap and Leonard” Season 1, mainly because one of the stars is Michael Kenneth Williams. I know that if he’s in it, I’ll see an excellent performance, no matter what else is going on around him. In this show, he plays Leonard and his friend is Hap, ably portrayed by James Purefoy. “Hap ... Read More »


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PimaLib_NormS Sep 20, 2017

I watched “Hap and Leonard” Season 1, mainly because one of the stars is Michael Kenneth Williams. I know that if he’s in it, I’ll see an excellent performance, no matter what else is going on around him. In this show, he plays Leonard and his friend is Hap, ably portrayed by James Purefoy. “Hap and Leonard” is a “buddy” show, about two seemingly mismatched, kind of down-on-their-luck guys getting in on a grand money-making scheme/adventure. Based on Joe Lansdale’s Hap and Leonard series of novels, Season 1 of the show is only 6 episodes long, which, for me, is not long enough to flesh out these characters as much as I would have liked. For example, the story of Hap and Leonard’s close, almost brotherly relationship is told in brief flashbacks interspersed throughout the main story. I would like to have seen more of that storyline. And, some of the actions of the characters seemed improbable, but I’m trying to stop criticizing shows for their improbable moments (although, I guess that is what I just did) because they all have them. I do not mean to give the impression that I disliked the show (I gave it 3 stars). It had some very good performances, especially Michael Kenneth Williams and Jimmi Simpson, and I recommend it, but the story could have used a bit more depth. Just so you know.

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BridgettM
Aug 04, 2017

I recommend this SundanceTV show for people who like the Fargo and True Detective series. Season 1 consists of 6-hourlong episodes. Hap and Leonard has a nice mix of drama, mystery and dark comedy. It is very violent and pretty weird though. I thought the characters Hap and Leonard and the actors who play them were the best part. The cast is very good. Christina Hendricks, who played Joan on Mad Men, has a large guest starring role. I have not read the Hap and Leonard novels. Given its adult content (language, sex and lots of violence), the series is for mature audiences only.

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paulewog3
Apr 29, 2017

Where these guys aren't heroes, they are for the most part hard working protagonists, as many people out there aren't the most perfect, these are two guys visited by tragedy in their youth who are trying to be the best that they can be. I liked the gritty noir, the throw back to the late 80's.
I don't see where they other reviewer was talking about the 'heroes' of the story being bad, might not be pillars of the community, but they didn't steal, didn't kill anyone that wasn't trying to kill them. Then again, they were right about Hap and Leo being around 'really bad' people, which makes the duo seem like saints in comparison.
I liked it, more realistic, even with the unrealistic punk rock girl that's hard to kill, sort of like Longmire, except Hap and Leo aren't cops.
Oh and that ending cliffhanger, that was well done.

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LauraSteinert
Apr 15, 2017

Another offering of two really bad men, surrounded by even worse men, who are the "heroes" of the series. Apparently, it is cool these days to be a law-breaker, bully, and murderer. These are not "heroic" men in any sense, yet they are held up as heroes. Add in lots of swearing and meaningless sex, and I guess it is a "hit show." A cross between Tarantino's and Breaking Bad's styles.

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