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WGN's 'Manhattan' Trailer Analysis

Seriens premieres this weekend

July 23, 2014, 8:00 am

There are at least two trailers out for WGN's show about New Mexico's own Manhattan Project, premiering July 27. Here are a few of the things you can look forward to in the show, according to the teasers:

45 Second Trailer

Commas are inserted apparently at random between every third word. This, paired with the voiceover artist's low gravelly voice, makes it sound as though the show will be narrated by Batman doing a Christopher Walken impression. If you ignore the sound, though, it looks a little better. For those of you who have already watched all of Mad Men and are looking for more stylized 50s nostalgia, this should be your next stop. The men all wear suits with hats and drive black Chevy Deluxes and the women wear flower-pattern dresses, overalls and aprons.

30 Second Trailer 

This trailer is a lot more dark and moody. Will the show be a redundant "gritty reboot" of WWII? Maybe, but it looks like it should be an entertaining one. Thirty seconds convey that there will be plenty of family drama, kidnapping, hand guns and even white boards.

And there you have it. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much are you looking forward to the series?


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