Here are two shows that lift their premises, plotlines, and even their personality quirks from tv past and present, fritter away the skills of good actors, and lock skilled writers and producers into tired formulae.
'Supernatural' Goes All 'Reservoir Dogs' in One of the Season's Best Episodes
'The Art of the Blues' Captures the Music's Visuals to Sublime Standards
'Aleksandr Sokurov: Russian Ark' Serves as a Succinct Companion to the Landmark Film
Gary Stewart: Gary / Cactus and a Rose
The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic
America's Dirty Secrets Revealed in Robert Altman's Short Cuts
Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now
Grails: Chalice Hymnal
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