I just watched it there with my wife and I've never been so disappointed in an adaptation of a comic book in my entire life.
Let me just get the obvious out the way straight off the bat, this is not Preacher. There are one or two minute similarities to the comic, in that Cassidy happens to be a vampire, there's a guy with a face that looks like an arse and Genisis gives Jesse the word. And they all still have the same names.
Other than that, this is an unrelated tv show with a tone completely different to that of the comic book, which I'm currently halfway thru re-reading for the umpteenth time.
Preacher's overriding tone is that of a western, so overtly so that he even has a mini series which is basically a Joe R Lansdale book and an imaginary version of John Wayne who talks to the main character.
Add to that some black humour, some romance, the key theme of friendship and then some over the top contorversial moments that are scattered throughout.
The tone of this show is basically a mean spirited version of Bottom (think Kick Ass 2's level of mean spiritedness) mixed with the most cringeworthy over the top moments of Horns (but for the entire duration).
Tulip has been rendered as a violent psychopathic Tank Girl audition with no redeeming qualities other than the fact that the performance was great, for Tank Girl.
Cassidy is channeling Vivian from the Young Ones with an inconsistent Irish accent and Dominic Cooper gives a fine performance, unfortunately he's not playing Jesse Custer from the 66 issues of Preacher that I read.
My wife walked out the room and went to her bed after 40 minutes and I wanted to do likewise but out of sheer misguided loyalty I saw it out, alhough I spent the last 15 minutes playing with my phone, so it not sure how much that counts.
My only guess is Ennis support of this comes from the promise of a royalties related desire for it to be successful, because this is a League of Extraordinary Gentlement level of misfire.
If I can somehow detach this from the comic book I will attempt to watch on, I want to give it a chance. I hoped I'd be pleasantly surprised, but ended up being surprised by how wide of the mark or ended up.
I'm away to cry myself to sleep.