Topics

Mel Gibson
'The Chair': A crash course in indie filmmaking
'The Chair': A crash course in indie filmmaking

Reality TV these days is no longer just a comforting block of Velveeta sitting on your DVR. It has strapped on a Mexican wrestling mask and peacocks its ridiculousness around the ring. So it's refreshing when a series does its best to cut down on the histrionics and tries to present some semblance of that experience most of us know as reality. "The Chair," which premieres Saturday, is Starz's first dive into the trough of unscripted programming and thankfully, it's not particularly interested in giving us hissable villains or steamy trysts. But whether it makes for compelling TV viewing depends a lot on one's interest in the mechanics of independent...

Loading