'Infinity Train' Ends As One of the Most Innovative and Undervalued Shows on TV

After all, this is a show that features a sentient column of water who wants people to join his pyramid scheme, and a talking toad who begs passengers not to kick him.

Photo: HBO MaxInstead, it hid the lessons its characters needed to learn, concealing their faults and insecurities under layers of ego and confidence.

For Tulip (Ashley Johnson), it meant focusing on a young woman who was so competent and smart that both she and the audience forgot that she does in fact need other people.

For Book 2’s Jesse (Robbie Daymond) that meant giving him an ally who proved his overwhelming need to be liked wasn’t actually a strength, but that his kindness was.

Book 3’s Grace (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) and Simon (Kyle McCarley) were such a natural leader and follower pair that the fears that led to them taking on these defining characteristics were almost completely hidden.

That’s how the series introduced Amelia (Lena Headey), a brilliant passenger who takes over the train in a desperate attempt to bring back a version of her dead husband.

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