Review: Gentleman Jack Episode 1 (2019)

Gentleman Jack is a new period drama from HBO, a modern riff on the venerable “novel of manners” adaptations (like Vanity Fair and Sense and Sensibility) that are the bread and butter of the costumed drama world. That means a return to the bucolic countryside of mid-nineteenth century England. This time, it’s 1832, and we’re […]

Series Review: Trotsky (2017)

Miniseries Review: Trotsky (2017)  Trotsky is flawed, but features some charismatic performances Key Attributes: 8-part biographical miniseries Russian-language (English subtitles) Available on: Netflix in US When: 1898 – 1940 Where: Imperial Russia and USSR Soapy or Series: Mostly serious Historicity: Depicts real people and most major events rooted in real happenings, but takes some liberties Period Details: […]