Drama

‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh Talks Sharon Stone, Turning His Storytelling App Into an HBO Mini

The first thing you should know about Steven Soderbergh’s atmospheric five-night HBO miniseries Mosaic is that there’s an app for that (Rather partake on your desktop? Click here). And if you haven’t already done so, downloading the fun freebie to experience the Emmy- and Oscar-winning director’s wholly fresh take on storytelling, with scriptwriter Ed Solomon (Men in Black), is a splendidly addictive time suck before you get the definitive version of their tale via the mini, which debuts Jan. 22. The core plot of both app and series is the same: The mysterious murder of cougarish writer Olivia Lake (Sharon […]

Divorce Season 2
Interview

‘Divorce’: The DuFresnes Move on in Season 2 of HBO’s Relationship Dramedy

If you had trouble knowing who to root for as Divorce Season 1 came to a close, you weren’t alone. Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) cruelly kiboshed estranged husband Robert’s fledgling business. Robert (Thomas Haden Church) dispatched Frances’ erstwhile lover Julian to her gallery opening and falsely reported her to the cops for “kidnapping” their kids. So where are the feuding exes as Season 2 dawns? Blessedly over it. And getting on with it. “Everybody made a committee decision that we’re just gonna get those documents signed and stamped in the first five minutes and be done with it and move […]

Taken Season 2 NBC Clive Standen
Action

‘Taken’: The NBC Thriller Gets a “More Mills” Reboot

When Taken debuted last winter, fans of the Luc Besson film franchise on which the series was based knew they were getting an origin story. What they didn’t expect was that the drama and its core character Bryan Mills (Clive Standen) were almost unrecognizable to the Besson mythology. Rather than give up on a promising premise, NBC instead opted to reboot its reboot, cleaning house on an oft confusing array of supplemental characters and bringing in Person of Interest’s Greg Plageman to oversee a more Mills-centric tale, augmented with just a pair of intriguing newbies. In Season 2, Mills is […]

911 on Fox
Drama

‘9-1-1’ Star Angela Bassett: Ryan Murphy’s Star-Studded Drama Makes the Procedural Personal

We all know the drill. Something bad happens? Call 9-1-1. But then what? Who’s behind that voice that takes the frantic call? Who do they call next? And how do those first responders deal daily with a life-and-death job when they’re finally off the clock? American Crime Story’s Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk set out to explore the lifesaving entity we often take for granted in their new drama called, yes, 9-1-1. 9-1-1 reunites Murphy and Falchuk with their American Horror Story alumni Angela Bassett and Connie Britton, who play policewoman Athena Grant and call-center operator Abby Clark, respectively. Underground’s Aisha […]