HBO’s “Catherine the Great” with Helen Mirren Looks Fantastic, Promises to be “Raunchiest” Period Drama Ever

Have y’all seen the trailer for HBO’s “Catherine the Great” starring Dame Helen Mirren? From the looks of it, it will be a rip-roaring good time: This reminds me of Gentleman Jack – both are HBO co-productions with sumptuous visuals, powerful performances from “strong female” leads, snappy music, and a revisionist tone. IF this period […]

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: […]