“Follow the drugs, and you’ll find dealers and users. Follow the money, and you have no idea where the case will take you.” This epic series set the high water mark for television drama.
There is indeed a spy in London Spy (2015) but this BBC mini-series is not a traditional espionage drama. Danny (Ben Whishaw) is a club-culture young gay man with a dreary day job who meets the closeted, emotionally suppressed Alex (Edward Holcroft), a genius with numbers but awkward with people. He’s an investment banker who […]
The doctor is back in: Hugh Laurie is Chance, Dr. Eldon Chance to be specific, a forensic neuropsychiatrist in San Francisco who gets caught up in the underworld, in the new Hulu original series based on the novel by Kem Nunn. He’s a tormented man who can’t treat his patients, only observe and make reports, […]
This weekend marked the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans, a natural disaster compounded by insufficient defenses and a disastrous response by the government. Looking for a proper way to mark the occasion? Amazon Prime and HBO subscribers have two very good options. Treme, David Simon’s follow-up to The Wire, is beautifully […]