See: Season 1

In the far future, humankind has lost its sense of sight and the little population left has adapted to life without the ability of sight until rumors of a certain man start spreading across the land angering the Queen who will stop at nothing to find him.


When I first heard about this series I must admit I was a little skeptical at which direction and what a series about blind people would have to offer and I’m glad my curiosity had the better of me.


From the very first episode, I was immediately captivated by the cast and how the people who remained had learned how to live and fight in a world full of darkness. It’s genius if anything else how with what little they had people still can thrive and live peacefully amongst one another.


As much as things have changed some things still stayed the same, religion still exists, crime still thrives and betrayal is everywhere. The remaining population has deemed it heresy for anyone to talk about vision, even the near mention of it can result in death for not only the person saying it but their entire village. 


The series main focus is on Baba Voss played by (Jason Momoa), a former slaver who grew tired of the life he had been living to the point of a mental breakdown when he finally decided to run away from the life he knew and start anew.


When he arrived at the village of the Alkeeny Tribe as a broken man, his life was saved from destruction by the wise elder and shaman of the Alkeeny Tribe Paris played by (Alfre Woodard). Her wisdom guides Baba Voss especially in times of crisis and together they rely on one another throughout every difficult situation.


One day a woman arrives at the village pregnant already and Baba Voss decides to marry her regardless of her already carrying, as he never he children of his own he decides to take the children as his own and promises to raise them to the best of his ability together with his wife but their happy moment is cut short when the witchfinders target the village for having witches.


The term witches are given to those with the ability of vision and death is soon to follow anyone close to them or even those that had contact with them. The village first fights the relentless witchfinders but is unfortunately outnumbered and driven away from their land which they’ve lived at for centuries.


Surely this does not sit well with all the Alkeeny Tribe members who have gathered together and started blaming the women who arrived recently at their village, they ask their leader Baba Voss to give away his wife to the witchfinders along with her children but with the help of Paris and the children’s biological father Jerlamarel who has built a bridge for them, the village can escape from the clutches of the witchfinders.


While watching this series something strange kept happening, I wonder if I’m the only one who noticed this. While watching there were a few moments where I felt like I had become blind myself, even though I was watching the series, it has this charm of drawing the audience into the fictional series itself.


And the show itself stays true to itself throughout the first season, even though the twins Haniwa and Kofun can see, they appear to be the ones most blind to every situation and what’s right in front of them. Haniwa becomes more rebellious and believes herself right as she can see while others can not, Kofun seems to question things more yet doesn’t look down on the people without vision.


Haniwa on the other hand is the complete opposite of her twin brother Kofun, she belittles the blind yet her mother and the people who raised her were all blind. She is the true meaning of dilemma. I can not wait to see the second season after what transpired with her and her real father, hopefully, she learns not to take anything else at face value. 


This series is a gem in the breathtaking way it addresses how people can still live normal peaceful lives without vision and still make you question whether having the ability to see as something good or evil. The borderline between the answer is very thin, in some situations you think having sight is good but at some moments you feel sorry for those with sight as after dark without lights they can’t do anything, so the question is, who is living in the dark? The ones with vision or the ones who are blind with all other senses working to replace the ability to see?


I know for a fact if I were blind and had to look for my wife I would end up in someone else’s bed, no doubt. The amount of trust it takes for these people to trust one another is remarkable and they can’t see, I have a hard time trusting my friends with my wallet let alone my life lol…


What an incredible series, took me long enough but I’m glad I waited. 


Thanks for reading…




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