America, founded with the promise to be “god's own country”, can hardly be imagined more American than in the small town of Duffy, Georgia, in the Bible Belt.

Those who live in Duffy go to church on Sundays, work at the "Leckie Lawn Care" lawnmower shop or in the local supermarket and bravely pick up their guns when monstrously large squirrels rumble in the attic.

Nobody is rich here.

To make ends meet, housewives cut out coupons.

At the TLC station, the milieu is presented in series such as “Couponing Extreme”.

The family drama series "Heels" by Michael Waldron, on the other hand, looks at Duffy and his staff as if the "American Dream" would become an all too human event in this almost enchanted place. In the eight one-hour episodes of this Starzplay series, which takes a lot of time and allows long shots and longer dialogues when it comes to brotherly quarrels and paternal abuse, one speaks naturally of Jakob and Esau, who sold his birthright for a lentil dish before he was deprived of the blessing of his father Isaac. The worldview is traditional and evangelical, but it can also be double floors of the small town stage. Exit through the alley would be possible, you could get out of Duffy if you wanted, but most of them stay. In more or less bright headlights.

Self-determined life

Jack Spade (Stephen Amell, "Arrow") alone promises diversion, who has converted an old factory building into the "Duffy Wrestling League" and hosts part-time wrestling circus performances there. The "DWL" has its stars, chooses a "World Champion" like the big organizers, and due to the lack of entertainment alternatives, its fights are an even more emotional spectacle than elsewhere in the United States. Above all, however, one knows in Duffy that the wrestling opponents Jack and Ace Spade (Alexander Ludwig, "Vikings") also have bitter competition in real life. Jack, as "Heel" in the villain role, writes the scripts for the fights, choreographs the ballet in superhero costumes. Ace, a “face”, that is, the crowd favorite, wants to make it big and no longer dance to the big brother's whistle. As "Wild Bill" (Chris Bauer),Wrestling scout and former partner of the Spade father who wants to lure Ace to Florida, Jack rewrites the script. “Kayfabe” (the agreement between fighters, organizers and audience to pretend it's a matter of head and neck) becomes serious in the ring. The pain seems real, but otherwise not much happens in "heels". Only Jack's wife Staci (Alison Luff) has enough of her husband investing all the money in smoke machines and pyrotechnics. Ace's friend Crystal (Kelli Berglund) emancipates herself into a fighter, old rivalries, devastating things, hope and prospects happen and result in a mega performance at the Georgia State Fair.Organizers and audience, to pretend it's a matter of head and neck) gets serious in the ring. The pain seems real, but otherwise not much happens in "heels". Only Jack's wife Staci (Alison Luff) has enough of her husband investing all the money in smoke machines and pyrotechnics. Ace's friend Crystal (Kelli Berglund) emancipates herself into a fighter, old rivalries, devastating things, hope and prospects happen and result in a mega performance at the Georgia State Fair.Organizers and audience, to pretend it's a matter of head and neck) gets serious in the ring. The pain seems real, but otherwise not much happens in "heels". Only Jack's wife Staci (Alison Luff) has enough of her husband investing all the money in smoke machines and pyrotechnics. Ace's friend Crystal (Kelli Berglund) emancipates herself into a fighter, old rivalries, devastating things, hope and prospects happen and result in a mega performance at the Georgia State Fair.Ace's friend Crystal (Kelli Berglund) emancipates herself into a fighter, old rivalries, devastating things, hope and prospects happen and result in a mega performance at the Georgia State Fair.Ace's friend Crystal (Kelli Berglund) emancipates herself into a fighter, old rivalries, devastating things, hope and prospects happen and result in a mega performance at the Georgia State Fair.

Michael Waldron, creator of the Marvel hit series "Loki", who is currently developing "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness", a proven expert in superhero and villain comic adaptations, relies on the old-fashioned with director Peter Segal and cameraman Larry Blanford in "Heels" , almost sedate storytelling. The wrestling series from the depths of American history (ies) focuses on the drama of two brothers and their manageable difficulties in turning predetermined roles into a self-determined life. The staff isn't too complicated either, but they are consistent and entertaining. Who is good and who is bad wants to be identified. There are no confusing abysses, instead values ​​must be defended: Family is worth fighting for.You come to yourself through the artificial world of wrestling. Or to Duffy, Georgia, where in the finale everything looks like a next season that you would watch immediately.

Heels can be seen from today on Starzplay.

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