At its most arresting, american (tele)visions stirs its characters’ guiding emotions into a frenzied mixture that matches and mirrors the overwhelming intensity of the on-stage screens.
The show’s second season possesses a blend of exuberance and cynicism, even if the jokes feel baggier and the plots a bit sillier.
If this Richard III has a guiding concept, it’s in the dismantling and displacement of Shakespeare’s treatment of disability.
The second season of The Flight Attendant keeps its characters constantly on the go even as they face down their demons.
The omnipresent horror of what we so quickly understand to be happening diminishes the play’s proximity to pleasure more than it should.
The play’s deliberate repetitions reveal how its characters rely upon the rituals they share to make meaning of a fractured world.
In its fourth season, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel focuses on the aesthetics of its protagonist’s life rather than restoring her conscience.
The show is massively successful at demonstrating that Jackson was an extraordinary artist putting forth extraordinary art.