Taboo has been for quite a time on my radar, but after finally watching the series, it entirely surpassed my expectations. There is a whole set of reasons why it did, and in this review, I will state those.
The story begins with the return of the presumed dead James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy), who merely arrives for the funeral of his late father, and with his appearance shocks whole London. His unexpected arrival also turns him into the legitimate successor of his father’s shipping empire and having that in mind he plans to rebuild it into full glory. Too bad this won’t be that easy, and this inheritance turns out to be more of a curse considering all the powerful enemies that it attracts, the powerful East India Corporate, and the crown itself, in an arduous period where the war between Britain and the States is near the end.