Reviews from the Small Screen

Here’s what we’ve been watching on television.

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: …makes both for a great narrative and also an education. In much the same way cinema is still indebted to the early pioneers, so too is 21st-Century Broadway still in thrall to its formative successes.

The Great Gatsby: Midnight in Manhattan

Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: A slim program, clocking not even 50 minutes, it’s an entertaining warm-up, perhaps best viewed as a refresher for lapsed fans or an introduction for new believers. The Great Gatsby: Midnight in Manhattan is far from an in-depth dissection of the famous novel and its effects on the culture at large, though both surfaces are skimmed.

The Newsroom

Sean Axmaker @ Videodrone

  • Excerpt: I don’t know if there has been a recent series as frustrating as … Aaron Sorkin’s HBO original series set at a cable news channel that is remarkably idealistic and full of brilliant people who have sharp political instincts and poor impulse control.

Rectify

Sean Axmaker @ Videodrone

  • Excerpt: [T]he series doesn’t provide with the comfort of certainty of his guilt or innocence. It’s a character drama built around the shell-shock of a man who seems to be stuck at the age at which his life was suspended.

Workaholics: Season Three

Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com

  • Excerpt: Workaholics is fairly easy to watch and has its funny moments, but it leaves you feeling stupid and dirty.

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