A Gallery of Detestable Folk (Late 2015 TV edition)
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A Gallery of Detestable Folk (Late 2015 TV edition)

Guilty fascination confession: I love watching bad characters succeed and then (dramatically) plummet. The pilot premise I am working on (more or less amidst the 120 or so papers every so often) is about ordinary evil people and their plotting/scheming evildoings but ordinary evil people who are forced to change for the better, which is a tricky feat … Continue reading

Currently Watching…and (Guiltily) Not While Grading…
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Currently Watching…and (Guiltily) Not While Grading…

The Affair (Showtime): Every critic has commented about this particular drama’s play on the Rashomon effect — the same story told via different, even contradictory vantages/narrators, which serves to reinforce the concept of the “unreliable” narrator. We’re given a basic storyline: two wildly different married people, Noah and Alison, meet and have a torrid, lasting affair that … Continue reading