Critics Consensus: Quarry‘s distinctive setting and intriguing characters are just enough to offset a bleak narrative that struggles to make consistently compelling use of its assets.
‘Quarry’ is the story of Mac Conway, a Marine who returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972 and finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. As he struggles to cope with his experiences at war, Conway is drawn into a network of killing and corruption that spans the length of the Mississippi River. The one-hour drama stars Logan Marshall-Green, Jodi Balfour, Peter Mullan, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Damon Herriman. Based on the novels of Max Allan Collins, the show will be directed and executive produced by Greg Yaitanes, along with executive producer Steve Golin. Created and executive produced by Graham Gordy & Michael D. Fuller.
To be honest I personally did not rate this show this high, but then again I am not an american, am not that touched by a Vietnam veteran and did not experience the hate crimes that went on in the 70’s against black people. I think this show might get you more if you are living in the middle of these things. I was hoping Cinemax would make another Strike Back or even the most awesome action series ever Banshee but they didn’t. Quarry is about showing the 70’s and a story about a Vietnam veteran. The story is might be thin or is extremely difficult to read between the lines. I don’t know. You for sure have seen worse shows and i hope you have seen better ones. If you like a story with a historic timeline and love the 70’s setting then you are good to go.
The story of Mac Conway aka Quarry, a disillusioned Vietnam War vet, returns home to Memphis in 1972 only to find rejection and scrutiny at every step. He finds repatriation rough, as he is shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. A mysterious man known only as The Broker gives him an offer he can’t refuse and he gradually slips into a life of crime.
AUDIENCE SCORE 93%
52m (first episode is longer)