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John Hanlon Reviews

TV Reviews

Yellowstone

The new Paramount drama Yellowstone feels like a natural next step for Kevin Costner. The Oscar-winning director is well-known for Westerns that embrace big storylines and wide-open arenas. From Dances with Wolves (1990)  to Wyatt Earp (1994) to the Hatfields & McCoys...

Take Two

Castle‘s executive producer David Amann has returned to the airwaves with another crime show revolving around an unlikely partnership. Take Two, which feels like a sister show of Castle, stars Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian. Rachel Bilson stars as Sam Swift, an actress...

Evil Genius

There are traditional stories — fictional and nonfictional — about bank robberies. A criminal walks into a bank carrying a weapon and demands money from the drawer. From news accounts to documentaries, we’ve all seen stories like that. Sometimes, the culprit gets caught...

The Americans Season 6

In the first five seasons of The Americans, Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell) have faced a number of adversaries. The married Russian spies have been a steady team since the beginning, facing off against diplomats, government leaders and any people...

Bobby Kennedy for President

It’s been nearly five decades since New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy, brother of the late President John F. Kennedy, was murdered on the campaign trail. At the time, Kennedy was running for the Democratic presidential nomination. In her new four-part documentary series Bobby...

Killing Eve

Late in the premiere episode of the premiere episode of the BBC drama Killing Eve, there’s a scene that really sets the stage. Security agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) stands at a hospital bathroom sink as an assassin named Villanelle (Jodie Comer) walks in. Neither of them...

Rise Review

Rise

NBC drama Friday Night Lights cast its spotlight on an authentic community that rallied around the football field in Dillon, Texas. That show captured the raw emotions of its characters, who were trying to find success in life and victory on the football field. Rise, which was...

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