The Man in the High Castle (Amazon)

Based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning 1962 novel, Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle visualizes an alternate reality in which the Axis powers won World War Il. The continental United States has been divvied up into three zones: the East Coast, run by Germany; the West coast, run by imperial Japan, and the […]

Search Party (TBS)

It’s rare to encounter a TV series that could accurately be described as a satire, much less an unsparing one, but Search Party absolutely qualifies. It’s a detective story about people trying to get to the bottom of a young woman’s disappearance, but that’s just what’s happening on the surface. The mystery is the gimmick […]

The Get Down (Netflix)

“Unfold your own myth,” blares a graffiti tag on the skin of a subway car in The Get Down. Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis’s 1970s musical melodrama about the birth of hip-hop and the fall of dirty-glorious Gotham is forever characterizing itself this way: like a rapper nimbly reframing a story as he tells […]

Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA)

THIS SHOW HAS GONE RUSH.  A limited number of tickets may be released 15 minutes before showtime on a first come, first served basis at the theater venue. Rush lines form one hour before showtime at IFC Center. BBC AMERICA’s clone conspiracy thriller stars Emmy® award winner Tatiana Maslany as multiple genetically identical women. But […]

Difficult People (Hulu)

Julie Klausner’s series about brilliant, acerbic, self-defeating best buds on the fringes of stardom is tailor-made for the YouTube era, when artists and entertainers act as their own agents, publicists and managers and watch their colleagues’ successes and failures unfold in real time, with envy or glee, depending. Julie (Klausner) and Billy (Billy Eichner) keep […]