Retired Coverage

 

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At some point, TV coverage comes to an end.  By that, I mean I took the show out of the regular weekly or daily rotation for whatever reason.  Want to see the stuff I finished or put on hiatus?  Check in here.

Rome

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Rome told the story of the days when the Roman Republic became the Roman Empire through the eyes of both the power players who made it happen, and a pair of soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, who had a ground level view of it all.  Cover can be found indexed here.

Penny Dreadful

This series, set in the Victorian era, used numerous figures from Gothic horror works to tell the story of Vanessa Ives, doomed psychic.  This is what True Blood could have been if it weren’t campy or what The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie wanted to be.  Find coverage for it here.

The Handmaid’s Tale

 

Margaret Atwood’s harrowing dystopian tale of a society where women are forced to bear children for powerful men in a theocratic society hits home on multiple levels.  Coverage for it can be found here.

The Night Manager

A classy, pseudo-Bond adventure, adapted from the John le Carre novel of the same name, featured a cat-and-mouse spy game between Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie.  You can find the key to those write-ups here.

True Detective

HBO’s attempt at a crime anthology had one lauded first season and one reviled second season.  I covered both of them here.

The OA

Netflix’s metaphysical (for lack of a better word) series where a long lost young woman returning cured of her blindness is not the weirdest thing she claims happened to her can be found here.

Vikings

I was surprised how much Vikings grew on me.  Of the various shows I watched for the site, it went from a big “meh,” to one of my favorites. On hiatus for now, you can find the coverage here.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

This British TV mini-series is a fun adaptation of author Susanna Clarke’s fun alternate history/fantasy novel, where magic and magicians are real in England during the Napoleonic wars.  Coverage can be found here.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Based off a popular book series for young readers, this grimly dark (but quite clever and funny) Netflix show follows three orphans trying to stay one step ahead of a greedy actor looking to acquire their inherited fortune.  For the coverage, see here.

American Gods

If people worshipped it in some way, it walks somewhere on American soil.  Old gods battle new in this series, an adaptation of a Neil Gaiman novel.  Check out coverage here.

The Wire

Considered one of the best TV shows ever made, The Wire shows the shortcomings of the various institutions of a dying city.  Find the coverage here.

Black Mirror

Am intelligent, creepy British anthology show where technology isn’t so much bad as misused by its handlers, Black Mirror comes across as The Twilight Zone with smartphones.  Find the coverage here.

House of Cards

Frank and Claire Underwood are powerful, ambitious people who don’t care who they step on or how hard they trod to hold onto power.  Corruption and operatic silliness abound on this Netflix series, and you can find that coverage here.

The Night Of

HBO’s mini-series about one innocent young man’s harrowing trip through the criminal justice system, with a fantastic lead performance by John Turturro, has its footage here.