'The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey' Premiere Fan Review: 'Heart-wrenching performance by Jackson'
Viewers praised Samuel L Jackson's 'heart-wrenching performance' and called the series 'excellent'
Spoilers for 'The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey' Episode 1 'Reggie' and Episode 2 'Robyn'
Apple TV+ finally premieres the first two episodes of the intriguing new drama 'The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey' and it's safe to say that the streaming service has got itself a winner on its hands.
Samuel L Jackson stars as the titular protagonist Ptolemy Grey who after an experimental procedure gains back the memories that he lost to dementia. Family means everything to him and his great-nephew Reggie (Omar Benson Miller) was the most important person in his life. With time ticking fast, he decides to use his returned memories to find the truth behind Reggie's murder and also trace the 'treasure' his father figure hid somewhere when he was a child. With two episodes out, here's what fans who tuned in had to say about the Apple TV+ drama.
The premiere episodes of the series set up the sad picture of Ptolemy's mind slowly slipping away with Reggie being the only one who takes care of him. Showcasing a very sad side of a 91-year-old senile man, Samuel L Jackson gave an incredible performance that displayed the effects of losing your memory. From peeing in a bean can to being lost and helpless in the memories of the past, the premiere had a somber beginning.
It also showcased a very touching relationship between Ptolemy and Reggie which led to heartbreak when the latter gets killed. From sobbing badly to resolving to find his great-nephews' killer, the premier was an emotional one.
Here's what fans had to say about the Apple TV+ show:
A fan said, "Just watched the first two episodes of #TheLastDaysofPtolemyGrey Wow what a great couple of episodes, it has an incredible amount of heart and Samuel L Jackson really brings it for this role. Wow. Also the relationship of Ptolemy and Reggie is truely special.", while another said, " #AppleTVPlus Y’all the only streaming service I’m happy to pay. This is a good show so far #TheLastDaysOfPtolemyGrey". A viewer tweeted, "Incredible work in episode 1 from everyone involved looking forward to the rest of the season. #PtolemyGrey".
Another fan said, "@ApplTVPlus #PtolemyGrey I just watched the first episode. Excellent series and a heart-wrenching performance", as a fan added, "@SamuelLJackson
you acted your ass off in this. I can’t wait to see every episode. And I haven’t heard a MF either. #PtolemyGrey #DementiaIsABitch".. A tweet read, "minding my business then turned on #PtolemyGrey and it got me crying".
Just watched the first two episodes of #TheLastDaysofPtolemyGrey— Dylan - Epic dude with epic epicness (@TheOnlyBossBaby) March 11, 2022
Wow what a great couple of episodes, it has an incredible amount of heart and Samuel L Jackson really brings it for this role. Wow. Also the relationship of Ptolemy and Reggie is truely special. pic.twitter.com/9rtn9QtdAY
minding my business then turned on #PtolemyGrey and it got me crying 😭— ⚛︎ (@tinytreestumps) March 11, 2022
The first two episodes of 'The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey' are out on Apple TV+, with new episodes to follow weekly.
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@ApplTVPlus#PtolemyGrey I just watched the first episode. Excellent series and a heart-wrenching performance— Sandy Macmillan (@sandykmac) March 10, 2022