4 items from 2016
Below, watch a preview of the Dancing on the Edge TV show, premiering on PBS, Sunday, June 26, 2016, at 8:00pm Et/Pt. Set in 1930s London, the drama series features follows the black jazz musicians of the Louis Lester Band, as they rise to fame with London’s upper class society.
The Dancing on the Edge TV series cast includes: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, Joanna Vanderham, Wunmi Mosaku, Angel Coulby, Paul Dixon, Janet Montgomery, Jenna Coleman, Anthony Head, Allan Corduner, Mel Smith, and John Goodman.
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TV is usually the first portal for horror when you’re a kid. At least it was for me; pre internet horror was found either: a) at the movies, b) in comic books, or c) the idiot box. And before we were allowed to see big screen horror, TV scratched that itch. Saturday mornings had Scooby Doo, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, and various other shows, animated or not, to quench our growing curiosity for the weird, creepy, and unusual. But if we were lucky enough to be able to watch after 9 pm, things got much more interesting.
Terrifying stories of miniature monsters, witchcraft, Satanism, and creepy cults awaited our bloodshot eyes. TV was absolutely inundated with horror, channels dripping with malicious behavior in the form of weekly shows or made for TV movies. Of course, the networks (the big – and only – three: ABC, NBC, and CBS) back then had »
- Scott Drebit
[caption id="attachment_48556" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Dancing on the Edge TV series on PBS. Chiwetel Ejiofor as Louis (center), with band members, Miles Brett as ‘Band member 6 Tenor Sax’. Credit: Courtesy of © Ruby Films and Television (Dote) Limited.[/caption]
Set in the 1930s, Dancing on the Edge features black jazz musicians, the Louis Lester Band, as they rise to fame with London's upper class society. The Dancing on the Edge TV series cast includes: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, Joanna Vanderham, Wunmi Mosaku, Angel Coulby, Paul Dixon, Janet Montgomery, Jenna Coleman, Anthony Head, Allan Corduner, Mel Smith, and John Goodman.
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Spoiler alert: Jon Snow lives!
The question is what, exactly, this spoils. For a vocal contingent of Game of Thrones' viewership, the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch resurrection by the sorceress Melisandre, as seen on last night's episode, taints the whole damn thing. To some it's a cheap dodge of the life-and-death consequences that have made the show one of TV's most unpredictable pop-cultural phenomenons. And to faithful book-readers, the 11th-hour resurrection takes the wind right out of author George R.R. Martin’s sails, showing us something that »
4 items from 2016
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