Created by David Weil, “Hunters” wants to be a thriller about “Nazis” trying to create a Fourth Reich in the summer of 1977 and the vigilantes who track them, but it also wants to view their activities through the simplistic, heroes-and-villains lens of a comic book. With star Al Pacino dispensing lines like, “You should read the Torah more. It’s the original comic book,” you know “Hunters” is headed for trouble. Weil and his executive producer Jordan Peele also throw in the occasional deranged fantasy musical sequence. Because the main subject is too heavy? Whatever the urge, the shifting tones and conflicting storytelling severely limit any chance for this series to thrill you, let alone keep your attention.
People wonder if we’re still living in the era of Peak TV.