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.
Ted Rall's Bernie Bio Has Extra Relevance in the Wake of the Democrats' Presidential Defeat
Queen: Queen on Air - The Complete BBC Radio Sessions (Deluxe 6-CD Edition)
'Nietzsche's Journey to Sorrento': Wherein Nietzsche Finds His Voice
Minutia Fuels the Masterful 'Boyhood'
Mary Halvorson Octet: Away With You
'Reading the Silver Screen' From a Man Who Really Knows How to Teach
The Painful Beauty in 'Moonlight'
Naomi Duguid's 'Taste of Persia' Demystifies and Enchants
"Season 12's best episode yet isn't perfect, but well-done, with an excellent swan song performance by Rick Springfield.