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Duplicitous Patriotism

FX Networks‘ cold-war espionage period drama The Americans bagged it’s first Outstanding Drama Series nomination this year and is available on Amazon Prime here.

The Americans is all set for a 13-episode Season 5 to air in 2017 and a 10-episode sixth and final season to air in 2018.

Rottentomatoes: 96%

Metacritic: 78

IMDb: 8.3

Emmys: 2 wins 10 nominations


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Immortal Affection


Victorian horror series Penny Dreadful premieres its 3rd season two weeks from tonight and will feature a fresh rendition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic mad-scientist manifesto The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Penny dreadfuls” were a 19th-century London publishing phenomenon that featured a mass influx of cheap, illustration-heavy horror-based drama pieces.

Honorable mention : Rory Kinnear : John Clare : Penny Dreadful


Penny Dreadful is an elegant and clever amalgam of 17th century horror classics most notably : Mary Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein,  Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Grey, among others.

The show focuses mainly on ***madness*** or : the tragic existence of a kindhearted Vanessa Ives who unwillingly serves as a conduit for the abstract notion of the apocalypse or “end of days”.


***Showtime is now available exclusively online for a thirty day free trial on Hulu.  Check it out here.***


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