Benedict Cumberbatch behaves badly and acts terrifically in Patrick Melrose

In the second episode of Showtime’s adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels, patriarch and noted monster David Melrose (Hugo Weaving) keeps watch over his carefully isolated kingdom. It’s 1967, and the elder Melrose looks out over the expanse of his property in France, taking in the sunshine and the…

Chuck gets distracted by a new nemesis on a subdued Billions

The president’s name has yet to mentioned, but there’s no question that Billions has entered the Trump era. It might otherwise be harder to swallow a cartoon character like Attorney General Waylon “Jock” Jeffcoat, but given the rogues gallery that’s been populating Washington, DC of late, he feels like a fitting proxy…

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Homeland plugs back into today's headlines with a Russian interference storyline

Previously on Homeland, things were going badly. “Active Measures” turns down the temperature a bit following the explosive end to the standoff; it’s more of a simmer than a full boil, but the potential for another eruption is never far off. As Saul arrives at a federal building in Richmond, Virginia, tensions are…