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The Essex Serpent
Previews

Previewing The Essex Serpent 

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] I’ve written before about how there was a void in my TV schedule when Penny Dreadful ended, which was briefly filled by FX’s Taboo. I do love a genre show that’s steeped in the past, and most recently, The Alienist was a scratch for that itch….

Defending Jacob
Previews

Defending Jacob Premiere Preview 

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] When you come from a place of privilege, life moves along easier. That’s the assumption, anyway. In the opening moments of Defending Jacob, the Barber family–Assistant District Attorney Andy (Chris Evans), teacher and education administrator Laurie (Michelle Dockery), and their teenage son, Jacob (Jaeden Martell, who…