The Looming Tower's tense "Y2K" is appropriately anticlimactic 

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There are upsides and downsides to the smart storytelling choices made in “Y2K,” the fifth episode of a series that’s thus far had plenty of the former and a few of the latter. That’s a rough distribution that remains true in this hour. The upsides are plentiful. At least one of the downsides, however, is a doozy, and…

The Looming Tower explores the importance of symbols in an underwhelming hour

B-

It’s to the credit of The Looming Tower that even when it needs to do some housekeeping, the people making the show look for ways to do more than just check items off a list. Another series might be content to simply move the pieces around, but with “Mercury,” credited writer Adam Rapp and director Ali Selim aim…

On The Late Show, pissed-off actor Jeff Daniels talks about playing a pissed-off FBI agent in The Looming Tower

In the new Hulu series, The Looming Tower, about the intelligence community’s scrambling efforts to predict and prevent the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Jeff Daniels plays real-life FBI agent John O’Neil. A dedicated man as convinced of Osama Bin Laden’s ill intentions as he is that the interdepartmental infighting…

Tension and terrific performances emerge as The Looming Tower finds its rhythm

B+

Early into the run of The Looming Tower, it’s easy to wish that someone could whisper into the ear of this series (or, since shows don’t have ears, into the ears of the people making it). You could lean in and whisper, “hey, The Looming Tower, you’re doing great! You don’t have to try so hard.” That, perhaps, might…

Alec Baldwin joins Hulu’s 9/11 drama, The Looming Tower

After failing to set the literary world afire with his memoir, Alec Baldwin is going to have to stick to this acting thing a while longer. He’s already lined up one high-profile project: Hulu’s 9/11 drama, The Looming Tower. That tidbit was also shared during Hulu’s upfronts presentation today, which has already seen…

Jeff Daniels to play FBI counterterrorism chief in Hulu’s 9/11 drama

According to Deadline, Jeff Daniels has signed on to star in The Looming Tower, Hulu’s drama series based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer-winning book of the same name. The series is based around the lead-up to (and presumably aftermath of) the 9/11 terrorist attacks, with Daniels playing FBI counterterrorism chief John…