Screen cap from Taboo’s official Twitter account. Tom Hardy’s figments of imagination brings us to Taboo miniseries. A BBC One drama – ominous, glum and beautifully chaotic.
Tom Hardy and Steven Knight can make putrefaction a wishful thinking, for certain. Also, his ways are uncanny and he makes it alluring, nonetheless. Lecherous, cannibalistic and barbaric – some fear him to be. An excellent swimmer who has a soft spot for filth. Be that as it may. Read More: Westworld Season 2: Intricate Fan Theories To Provoke the Thoughts
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Taboo Miniseries: The Premise
Couple of episodes now, the premise talks about a pariah – resolute and driven to give sovereignty a run for its money. His past, however, is vague at this point. James, here, is a no-nonsense guy. He knows the stakes and plays his cards right. PREVIEW tonight's all new episode of #TabooFX. Furthermore, James has his cryptic incantations and visions of juxtaposition of events or dreams even. There is mystery in the madness. The aberration is with the taboo associated with it, of course. There are abstract scenes depicting the slave trade and some voodoo characters making sporadic appearances. Africa gave him more than just diamonds, it seems like. James is feared on multiple grounds, one can say.
He’s virtually a ghost for decades. Lest you forget, Americans and Britain were at the twilight of their long and tiresome war. Tom Hardy’s James Keziah Delaney returns home from the far lands of Africa. Besides, his father’s ill-reputation precedes him. He’s just here. A land far too precious for the Crown, and equally significant to the Americans – Nootka Island. Taboo miniseries is set in 1814’s Britain, at the apex of East India Company’s tyranny. Perhaps, that’s where the enigmatic part kicks in! His return, however, isn’t met with songs and festivity, but animosity. There is a conspicuous contempt towards James’ arrival everywhere in town. James is as complex as he is pragmatic, reports The Week. Taboo Miniseries: Enigmatic James
James’ half-sister Zilpha gets a bolt out of the blue welcome upon his return. His father, on the other hand, has breathed his last and James is just in time for the funeral. There were stories about him from the grapevine which put him in bad light throughout. No one sent for him, no mails and definitely no heads-up. The bummer is when East India Company is after James for something he inherits. At this point, the viewers get a whiff of the idea behind the series’ title. Subsequently, he mumbles that to her that ‘Africa couldn’t change his love for her’.