It’s a crossover between Sherlock Holmes and The Gangs of New York with just a touch of the black plague. Also, the Irish Zach Galifianakis look-a-like was very distracting.
I wasn’t exactly thrown by the pilot, I actually had to go back and look up what the overall plot of the series was going to be because by the end I wasn’t sure where it was going to go to keep our attention. I always enjoy seeing a setting in another era, so that in itself will keep me interested enough for another episode. I would like to learn more about some of the central characters and a little more backstory on Corcoran’s family that he lost would be beneficial. Overall, I give the pilot a 2.5/5.