HIGH DESERT completed its first season with a humongous cliffhanger. Every opposing faction was gathered together just like in the Old West, except it wasn’t even close to the quality of HIGH NOON. 

HIGH DESERT is described as a comedy, but I just don’t see it. For me, there were very few laughs. I just didn’t have any real empathy for the main character, Peggy (Patricia Arquette). Whether she lives or dies, succeeded in her many grifter schemes or not, made no difference to me. In the end, I just wanted it all to be over. Peggy’s voice made me cringe with her strange tone and pitch. I am usually a fan, but not so for the absurdities of HIGH DESERT. 

HIGH DESERT is a niche kind of show that caters to a particular audience. This does not include me. Even with the amazing quality of the supporting ensemble, I am just not interested. (Sorry, Bernadette Peters, Matt Dillion, and Brad Garrett.) It is available to stream on AppleTV+.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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