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Frontier is a new-ish (okay, it’s on season 2) Netflix series starring Jason Momoa (from Game of Thrones) and set in the wild and wooly fur-trading world of late 18th-century Canada. There are some good things about it, like the fact that they seem to be trying to show indigenous cultures and actually let the First Peoples speak in their own languages. But costume-wise: wooooo boy, it started off slow but by season 1, episode 5 the clunkers are coming fast and furious!
#1: Because it’s “18th century”
How do I know this? Because Netflix says so (“In 18th-century North America, ruthless trappers and entrepreneurs fight to wrest control of the fur trade from the mighty Hudson’s Bay Company“), as do media reports (“‘Frontier’ is a drama following the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century“).
#2: Because counting the number of times someone says “OK” is strangely satisfying
Always good times to hear characters repeat a word that originated in the 1840s, per Oxford Dictionaries. Also enjoying references to “top hats,” you know, those hats that were worn in the Victorian era. Which is the 19th century.
#3: Because playing “spot the metal grommets” is always a good time
#4: Because they’ve been invaded by Salem via the 1880s
#5: Because I make bad life choices
What offends you most about Frontier‘s take on the 18th century?