Review: Taboo Season 1 Episode 2 “Episode 2”

Though the cinematography and production design continues to be astoundingly gorgeous, and presents a gripping contrast between areas of London, as well as between aspects of Delaney, this episode meanders around and achieves very little. While there are an assortment of new characters, each with their own political and personal aspirations and viewpoints, the script is unable to find a constant line between them all, and instead the episode turns into a muddle of quick introductions and underwhelming developments. Tom Hardy luckily is gripping enough to make the journey intriguing and the numerous alliances and mysteries should lead to some stunning betrayals and twists, but at the moment it is all very slow and plodding. 6.9/10