Bullet in the Face

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (1,151)

Bullet in the Face is a dark comedy television series that aired on IFC in 2012. The show is set in a dystopian world, where violence and crime rule the streets. The story follows a sociopathic criminal named Gunter Vogler, played by the British comedian Eddie Izzard.

Gunter is a notorious criminal who is shot in the face during a botched robbery attempt. He wakes up in a hospital to find that he has been given a new face and a new identity by the corrupt police department. He is now known as Wolfgang McGee, a police officer, and is forced to work with the very people he despises.

To make matters worse, Gunter/Wolfgang is caught between two warring factions - the crime bosses and the police. Each side is trying to get him to work for them, but Gunter/Wolfgang has plans of his own. He is determined to outsmart both sides and become the ultimate kingpin of the city.

The show is filled with dark humor and action-packed scenes. Gunter/Wolfgang is a complex character who is both despicable and fascinating at the same time. His sociopathic tendencies and lack of empathy make him a dangerous individual, but his cunning and wit make him impossible to ignore.

The acting in the show is top-notch, and Eddie Izzard shines as Gunter/Wolfgang. His performance is both chilling and hilarious, and he manages to capture the essence of the character perfectly. Max E. Williams, who plays the bumbling police officer Karl Hagerman, is equally impressive. His comedic timing and physical humor add a much-needed levity to the show.

The show's writing is also impressive. The dialogue is sharp and witty, and the plot moves at a breakneck pace. The show is not afraid to take risks, and it's refreshing to see a show that's not afraid to go to dark places.

The show's production design is also worth mentioning. The sets and costumes are fantastic, and they help to create the dystopian world that the characters inhabit. The show also uses a lot of practical effects, which adds to the realism of the show.

Overall, Bullet in the Face is a fantastic show that's not afraid to take risks. It's a dark comedy that's not for the faint of heart, but it's worth watching for Eddie Izzard's performance alone. It's a shame that the show only lasted for one season, as it had the potential to be a classic.

Bullet in the Face is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on August 16, 2012.

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Cradle to Grave
6. Cradle to Grave
August 17, 2012
In the season finale, the mob war between rival gangsters explodes across the city as Gunter tries to figure out whom he can trust.
The World Stage
5. The World Stage
August 17, 2012
The mob war between rival gangs threatens to overtake the entire city, and Gunter ends up in the crosshairs when he discovers that a third party is actually calling the shots.
Kiss Me Thrice
4. Kiss Me Thrice
August 17, 2012
While still working with law enforcement, Gunter is recruited by underworld types and ends up playing both sides. His duplicitous actions lead to a reunion with a former girlfriend, who is now keeping time with a mob boss.
Drug of Choice
3. Drug of Choice
August 16, 2012
Gunter uses his newfound position as a cop to mentor a homicidal young lad, but he soon realizes that the kid may be involved in a drug-trafficking operation run by a major crime lord.
Angel of Death
2. Angel of Death
August 16, 2012
After a priest commits suicide, Gunter and his reluctant new partner Lt. Hagerman are ordered to investigate the matter by their boss, Commissioner Eva Braden. Gunter's past proves to be useful, uncovering a conspiracy leading him one step closer to the tracking down the illusive mob leader that betrayed him, Johann Tannhauser, as well the woman he loved and lost, Martine.
Meet Gunter Vogler
1. Meet Gunter Vogler
August 16, 2012
Gunter Vogler is a career criminal whose path takes an unexpected turn when law enforcement captures him and turns him into a cop. Given a new identity proves to be mayhem.
Where to Watch Bullet in the Face
Bullet in the Face is available for streaming on the IFC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Bullet in the Face on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 16, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (1,151)