Author: Robert Lloyd

With a wink and a nod, 'Comrade Detective' is presented as a Romanian communist-era police show

The expanding enormousness of television and the pots of money being poured into it have created a new climate of possibility: The defining feature of the medium today is perhaps not its oft-stated epochal greatness but the room it has to just get weird. A recent case in point: “Comrade Detective,”… Source: Entertainment

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Think you know 'Get Shorty'? Well-made and beautifully played Epix series goes its own way with the story

There is a moment about halfway through the 10-episode run of “Get Shorty,” a new series premiering Sunday on Epix, when a guard wishes good morning to a “Mr. Palmer” as he drives through the gate of a Hollywood studio. It’s a quick, rare nod to the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel on which the television… […]

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'Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy' offers no digging or analysis, but is moving all the same

To mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, her sons, Princes William and Harry, have joined in a documentary remembrance, “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy.” Premiering Monday on HBO, it’s a big love note from family, friends and others who came close within the… Source: Entertainment

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Jill Kargman feels freer than ever to give the rich their comeuppance on 'Odd Mom Out'

Jill Kargman is the star and creator of Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out,” the network’s first (and still only) scripted sitcom. Recently embarked on its third season and based loosely on her 2007 book “Momzillas” about competitive parenting among the very wealthy, it’s a deft and charming satirical ensemble… Source: Entertainment

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'Will' examines Shakespeare's younger years

William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon, still the greatest writer the English language has produced, is back, as he always will be. A New York production of “Julius Caesar,” in which the eponymous emperor was represented in the likeness of a certain sitting president, was recently controversial…. Source: Entertainment

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As the reboot of 'Twin Peaks' unfolds, a reminder that it is meant to be experienced, not necessarily understood

Nearly halfway through the 18-episode, late-arriving third season of “Twin Peaks,” we can see some of what director David Lynch (and co-writer, with series co-creator Mark Frost) is up to, if not where he’s going with the latest and reportedly last installment of his mutli-planar, domestic-comic,… Source: Entertainment

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Despite good performances from Naomi Watts and others, Netflix's new drama 'Gypsy' becomes tedious over time

Naomi Watts, whom you may have been watching on the “Twin Peaks” reboot — as Janey-E Jones, the wife of Dougie, one of the Dale Cooper containers played by Kyle MacLachlan — is now also the star of a 10-episode Netflix series, “Gypsy.” The good news here is that she is also on the “Twin […]

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'Prime Suspect' prequel gives us a young Jane Tennison

Old crime fighters never die. They just reappear as their younger selves in prequels. As “Inspector Morse” brought forth “Endeavour,” so has “Prime Suspect,” which ran intermittently from 1991 to 2006, given birth to “Prime Suspect: Tennison,” premiering Sunday on the PBS series “Masterpiece.” … Source: Entertainment

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Stephen King's 'The Mist' drifts in again

A 1980 novella by Stephen King provides the nuts and bolts — and title — for “The Mist,” a summer series beginning Thursday on Spike. Adapted by Danish screenwriter Christian Torpe (no previous American credits, but his series “Rita” is on Netflix), it departs greatly from both the book and Frank… Source: Entertainment

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