Debuting on November 19 with a full 10-episode first season, The Art Of More certainly has more than a little of the shock of the new in it, on many levels. But art world talk aside, the first hourlong drama series from Crackle is, as my video review above says, well worth bidding on.
With the high society, big money, big egos and the streets colliding, the Chuck Rose created and Gardner Stern run show has a lot of the same vibe as Empire – but with a context of its own that sings true. Led by former Magic City actor Christian Cooke as the blue collar and ambitious exec Graham Conner at the prestigious Parke-Mason auction house, The Art Of More can a get a little too procedural at times. However, with a strong cast of Kate Bosworth, a perfectly placed Cary Elwes, The Flash’s Patrick Sabongui and a potentially breakout performance by Cristina Rosato, the show paints a larges canvas of artifact smuggling, workplace politics and romance, a backstory out of Iraq and the emergence of ISIS and a murder or two.
If The Art Of More is intended to be the jewel in Crackle’s original crown, then the real king here is Dennis Quaid. As ruthless real estate billionaire Samuel Brukner, the Truth actor is close to great balls of fire on fire in a role that feels part Bill Clinton, who Quaid has played before, and Donald Trump. The actor, who is also an EP on the show, lights up the screen whenever he is on – which is what Dennis Quaid was born to do.
We’ve already raised our paddle, so take a look at my video review of The Art Of More and tell us what you think.