Maybe the real mystery of The Alienist was the show it made along the way

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“Castle In The Sky” ends The Alienist. It would be overstating the case to say it finishes The Alienist. It was going to be a trick to wrap a miniseries that’s always felt like a surplus of disparate pieces that never quite connected. The finale we end up with is not particularly satisfying, but it’s also not…

The A.V. Club tells you what to watch in 2018

You can turn off your TV—or whatever device you’re using to watch TV these days—but TV is always on, as evidenced by the number of new and returning series that have already premiered in the early days of 2018. Here’s what The A.V. Club is looking forward to in the new year, from eagerly awaited second helpings and…

Daniel BrĂĽhl tracks a 19th-century serial killer in The Alienist trailer

The beginning of the first trailer for The Alienist helpfully defines the eponymous term: Essentially, it’s an old-fashioned word for a mental health professional. Based on the novel by Caleb Carr, the upcoming TNT show features Daniel Brühl as Laszlo Kreizler, who puts his knowledge of the human psyche to use in the…