The Sinner on USA episode 1

‘The Sinner’ = the Last Great Show of the Summer

In case you haven’t heard yet, Jessica Biel recently returned to her cable roots with a hit limited series on USA. An eight-part event, The Sinner tells the story of a deeply troubled young mother who, after a seemingly idyllic summer day at the lake, attacks and kills a man in broad daylight. The ensuing…

HBO's The Young Pope

HBO’s ‘The Young Pope’ Is the Series Audiences Deserve

Imagine if against all odds a secretive and deeply conservative narcissist from New York were somehow voted into the world’s highest seat of power. No, not the Oval Office—that would be ludicrous—but rather the Throne of Saint Peter. In HBO’s latest series, Italian-import The Young Pope, art imitates life with curious accuracy, and the timing…

Good Behavior

Michelle Dockery Buries Lady Mary With TNT’s ‘Good Behavior’

There’s no mistaking Michelle Dockery’s new character on TNT’s Good Behavior for Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary. In her first scene, a lowly diner manager orders Letty (Dockery), an even lowlier waitress who is out on parole and struggling with her sobriety, to clean the restaurant’s toilets. Downton Abbey fans be warned: only Maggie Smith performing…

Berlin Station on EPIX

‘Berlin Station’ Arrives on EPIX

Taking inspiration from headline-makers Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, Berlin Station focuses on the CIA’s efforts to stop a leak by any means necessary. Hannibal’s Richard Armitage takes the lead as Daniel Miller, an American spy who grew up in Cold War-era Berlin and who is reassigned to his hometown to catch the whistleblower known in…

Quarry on Cinemax

Cinemax’s ‘Quarry’ Introduces a New Type of Antihero

Premiering September 9 at 10pm ET on Cinemax, Quarry tells the story of Mac Conway, a Vietnam veteran who returns home from the dwindling war to Memphis alongside his friend and fellow soldier, Arthur Solomon. Although cleared of any wrongdoing for seemingly having taken part in a civilian massacre, both remain accused in the court…

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