This premiere played it way safe in terms of balancing character/world introduction with an actual standalone story.
What distinguished the expertly paced "Comrades" from Season 1 was a very real dovetailing of two spheres—spycraft and family—as The Americans moved into terrifying territory we knew was just around the corner.
We spoke to the creative forces behind FX’s brilliant spy series about Season 2 themes, how to avoid silliness with disguises, and what's truly at the heart of the Jennings' emotional struggles.
"Camille" was about as strong a pilot as any television show can pull off, and The Returned looks to be the kind of program you hope for as a viewer: one that asks big questions while entertaining you in a…
The network's latest offering may not be an original creation, but the French miniseries is new to us Americains, so unless you get "Canal+" you've likely never heard of it... until now.
"Get Behind the Mule" worked fine as a standalone episode, but struggled to wrap up the nine episodes that preceded it, opting instead to bet on the future.
“Fathers & Sins” opened slow, by teasing the kind of boring destiny that could await Cullen once he becomes too mature for reckless shootouts and dangerous business politics, then yanked it all away in a satisfying reminder of past transgressions.
All in all, it was a relatively bloodless day in the sleepy railroad town of Hell on Wheels, unless your name was [spoiler alert!].
"Election Night Part II" was an enjoyable exit to an overall disjointed season.
"Cholera" tapped into this season's successful trend of simple storylines to present yet another enjoyably focused episode this season.
"Reckoning" said goodbye to fans in a way that was fun, intense, and emotional all at once. Just like a good mission with the Burn crew should be.
The first half of split narratives usually err on the side of set-up, and by nature tend to be less exciting than the conclusion to come. With that in mind, this episode provided exactly what was needed by offering one…
"One Less Mule" gave Bohannon’s fixation new life, in an episode that started off slow with a revisit to familiar conflict but gained momentum by presenting our hero a path toward atonement.
In presenting an overwhelmed hero who had betrayed his friends for a more difficult path, this meaty, emotional hour benefitted by examining the dark side of what it means to be such a regularly solitary force.
The gloomy cop drama has a month under its belt; is it worth watching more of?