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The Death of Mass Market Television–Hooray!

Steven Zeitchik of the Washington Post declares The TV hit isn’t just dying — it may already be dead. Is it? I will comment. On one level, “Mare of Easttown” was a smashing success. The Pennsylvania-set crime series starring Kate … Continue reading

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Series Review: “Prodigal Son” (season 1)

* * * B This surprisingly good series is from Berlanti, the producer of the CW Arrowverse series. Malcolm Bright, the son of the serial killer “The Surgeon”, trained by the FBI as a profiler, consults with the NYPD major … Continue reading

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Series Review: “Absentia” (seasons 1-3)

* * * B Absentia is a Prime series revolving around FBI agent Emily Byrne (Stana Katic) who, after being abducted and presumed dead, returns after 6 years. All three seasons are good. The first revolves around Emily’s search for … Continue reading

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Series Review: “Lovecraft Country”

F How can I write a series review of Lovecraft Country after watching only part of the first episode? Easily. This Jordan Peele offering is a bait and switch. After an initial dream sequence which teases Cthulu and the Lovecraft … Continue reading

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Series Review: “Hanna”

* * * B I really liked season 1 of Prime’s “Hanna”. I’d give it four stars. Joel “Takeshi” Kinnaman was fantastic as Hanna’s father. Mireille Enos, who previously partnered with Kinnaman in “The Killing”, was a suitably creepy villain … Continue reading

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Series Review: “Collateral” (mild spoilers)

* D Collateral is a Netflix/BBC four part miniseries crime drama about the police investigation of the London murder of an illegal immigrant pizza deliveryman. There is little good to say about this series. The quality of the production is … Continue reading

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Series Review: “Marcella”

* * * B Marcella is a British Netflix series about a stay at home mother who, when her husband leaves her, returns to her job as a homicide detective. Played by Anna Friel, Marcella first investigates a serial killer … Continue reading

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Review of “The Alienist” (season 1)

* * * B The Alienist is a crime drama set in 1890’s New York. An abnormal psychologist (who were, at the time, known as alienists), Dr. Lazlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl), enlists the help of newspaper illustrator John Moore (Luke … Continue reading

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