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.
Tom Cruise Teaches the Genre What Action Is All About With 'Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation'
The Media Circus Begins in ‘Best of Enemies’
Omar Souleyman: Bahdeni Nami
Various Artists: Shirley Inspired
Mark Springer: The Watching Bird / The Rip Rig and Panic Piano Solos
'Tangerines' Is a Passionate Plea for Diplomacy and Coexistence
'Listen to Me Marlon' Makes It Clear That for Marlon Brando, Acting Was Surviving
The Internet: Ego Death (take 2)
"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.