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FX’s ‘Tyrant’ Exceeds Low Expectations

FX’s ‘Tyrant’ Exceeds Low Expectations

I didn’t expect to like the new FX drama Tyrant. I anticipated an unrealistic plot; stereotyped characters and cultures; and a surfeit of Hollywood preachiness. But after watching the first four episodes, I think the show is … not horrible. Not great – at least not yet – but worth monitoring to see where the writers go in its premiere season. It seems that someone on Team Tyrant actually has a cursory knowledge of Middle Eastern...

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The Americans: A Second Opinion

The Americans: A Second Opinion

I’ve taken an intense interest in The Americans on FX. But I’ve avoided blogging about it until now because it’s just so complicated. There are so many levels to examine. However, the TV Tyrant blog my colleague Erika posted earlier this week raised some interesting points. Using her roadmap, I’d like offer my perspective. The 1980s. I was in high school and college for most of the decade. Unlike Erika, I was not beset...

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