Stephen Frears directs this deceptively dark story about the lengths to which people go to keep secrets or escape them. The three-part series is a dramatization of a scandal that rocked England in 1970s. British politician Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant) is put on trial for conspiring to murder his former lover, Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw).
While some said that “Three Days of the Condor” shouldn’t be redone for TV, Audience Network disagreed, and the result is actually pretty damn good. Max Irons takes over for Robert Redford in this solid spy story that updates the right elements without tarnishing old treasures.
This should fill the void from “Blue Planet” and “Planet Earth” for now. Narrated by Robert Redford, this special may take place over one day, but it travels the globe from the steamiest jungles to the most remote mountain tops. The wonders of the natural world can’t possibly be encapsulated in such a short period of time but it’s that doesn’t diminish the impact of their splendor. An array of breathtaking vistas and amazing animals will be seen, including this handsome panda.
Do you long for joy in this endless garbage fire of a world that we are currently live in? Well, you’re in luck. This Comedy Central gem about two best friends in the Motor City running a local, family-owned advertising firm, is one of the #NiceCore offerings that we truly believe would make the world a better place if only everyone would watch.
Don’t be fooled by the bubble gum pop aesthetic of this Disney Channel show. Although the series is plenty goofy and fun, this story about the artistic 13-year-old Andi who finds out a surprising fact about her older sister Bex is insightful, respectful, and heartwarming. Touching on subjects like coming out, youth anxiety, military parents, and more, this is a comedy that is as meaningful as it is entertaining.
This series set in the world of publishing manages to be au courant to address the personal and professional issues that Millennial career women are facing today with optimism, humor, and heartwarming power of friendship. Jane (Katie Stevens) writes stories about strong women who uplift women, Kat (Aisha Dee) is a social media expert who knows how to speak to the digital audience, and Sutton (Meghann Fahy) has a killer eye for fashion.
Ryan Murphy’s enticing LGBTQ series set in the world of the ‘80s ball culture is as glamorous as it is heartwarming. Though the core stories are surprisingly conventional, theFX series — featuring the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles — uses that familiarity to its advantage.
“Sharp Objects” is a small town murder mystery that can, at times, be perplexingly personal. But with Amy Adams delivering career-best work and a transportive diegetic nurtured to great effect, the HBO drama pays off on a simple premise twisted into one dark, nasty story.
Now in its sophomore season, the drama about warring brothels digs deeper into the underlying issues that have created the enmity, along with the gender inequality that has forced the women into such cutthroat circumstances in 18th-century Georgian London. New cast member Liv Tyler joins as one of the nobility for a heartbreaking turn. Despite the dark content, moments of wordplay and humor add brief respites of self-aware lightness amidst the drudgery and despair.
Turning a murder case into anything close to comedy is a tricky proposition, even when the victim is a fictional character. But over the course of two seasons, this series has turned that challenge into a jumping-off point; it throws off distinctions of sitcom, parody, and TV legal proceedings and makes a story that’s wholly its own. After successfully guiding his ragtag group of colleagues through the trial of Larry Henderson (John Lithgow), attorney Josh Segal (Nicholas D’Agosto) gets an even bigger challenge: defend the beloved, extravagant Lavinia Peck-Foster (Kristin Chenoweth), who’s charged with killing her husband.
“GLOW” is a jubilant retelling of a largely forgotten corner of the TV landscape, sung more than said from a modern perspective as sharp-eyed in its big picture feminism as it is in its personal grip on characters. And by the end of Season 2, it feels like a piece of history; a landmark comedy that’s not just a comedy, but a time-bending, heart-filling, eye-opening burst of light in ever-darkening times. If these ladies can do it in the ’80s, there’s got to be hope for 2018.
Based on the comic by Beau Smith, this horror-meet-western stars Melanie Scrofano as the titular heroine who is the great-granddaughter of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. She wields the power of his “Peacemaker” revolver and sends the revenants – reincarnated outlaws that Wyatt had killed – back to Hell. Thrilling, wicked, and hilarious, this is a series that is full of charming badass women who put the bad guys in their place.
In this wickedly addictive comedy, Niecy Nash is Desna, a nail salon owner who falls into money laundering for the various organized crime forces in Manatee County, Florida. Mixing dark humor, high nail art, and unexpected shifts in power, the series is an exciting and surprisingly subversive ride for summer. Also stars Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Karrueche Tran, and Jenn Lyon as Desna’s nail artisans and partners in crime.
Executive produced by Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal, the story of a family fighting to survive a world under alien rule has far more grit than hope. The Bowmans are living in the woods, and an ever-present threat of alien invaders with people-killing technology remains as advanced and terrifying as ever.
Henry (Maddie Hasson) is a high schooler whose life changes when a classroom seizure brings on the unexpected ability to teleport. Examining personal trauma and supernatural abilities without conflating the two, Hasson anchors a solid start to an expansive TV world.