Steven Soderbergh and Cinemax’s new series, The Knick, has become a critical darling, called the best in a new era of director-centered television. Kristen Warner, Lisa Coulthard, R. Colin Tait, and Andrew deWaard weigh in on its critical accolades.
PBS premieres new period-piece Downton Abbey on Sunday, reminding us that Brit-lit mini-series, which construct variegated representations of mainly white, heterosexual, aristocratic, life, continue to be hugely popular.
Among the many threads entwined in this production are its virtually fetishistic engagement with and display of early 20th century material culture, including forms of media.
If I were to pick a worthy successor of Buffy’s Sunnydale, it would be Mystic Falls rather than Bon Temps.
Thoughts on David Simon’s next HBO outing, Treme