"The Honorable Woman" Exploring the seemingly endless conflict between Israel and Palestine at a time when the bloodshed there is again in the news, Hugo Blick's series both embraces and transcends its subject matter.
The child of a Holocaust survivor turned pro-Israeli arms manufacturer, Nessa Stein (
In addition to being a politically provocative thriller, and a showcase for the brilliant Gyllenhaal, "The Honorable Woman" is a splendid example of the brave new world of television. All of the marvels of the genre’s Age of Exploration are at work here: The film star and flawless international cast, the eight-episode, international co-production (
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And no matter what happens to Linden, it cannot be more dramatic than the lifespan of this show, which went from critical darling to banished black sheep when the first season finale failed to deliver the answers many expected. Though it went on to a second season, "The Killing" never recovered its footing; it was canceled after season two, then revived for a third season, only to be canceled again. So how final these final six installments will be remains to be seen. Netflix, anytime.
"Masters of Sex" Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) finally gained some humanity last Sunday when he revealed an abusive childhood to Virginia (