The premiere of The Terror: Infamy was better than the five episodes I made it through of The Terror last year, primarily because I couldn't have cared less about anyone in The Terror but already am interested in the characters of Infamy. In the first season I'd taken to gimmicks like desaturating my television to watch in black-and-white because all I wanted was to learn more about that season's “terror” but absent any characters worth wondering or worrying about, the “what's happening” of it simply moved too slowly to sustain any interest.

I'm curious to see how Infamy handles the Japanese-American concentration camps, both in and of themselves and as a horror-suspense setting, especially given the presence of George Takei, who lived as a child in the real ones and has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration's border policies.

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