The fifth episode of The Loudest Voice makes clear what the series has been more than hinting at all along: it was Ailes more than anyone else who put Trump in the White House. Or, at least, the coming attractions do, after we see Ailes do his utmost to get Obama to lose in 2012. Ailes blames his failure on that score to the lameness of Romney as a candidate.
The Home Secretary came into focus in The Rook 1.5 this past Sunday. No figurehead, she, but a crucial player, who's been having an affair with Conrad, and wants to be Prime Minister. And she's well played by Gina McKee, whom I first noticed in The Borgias.
Reflections on Mueller's Testimony Before House Judiciary Committee, Yesterday Morning
Episode 1.5 of Years and Years couldn't be more tragically relevant to our lives right now in the United States, off-screen. It was about the treatment of immigrants, their placement in concentration camps, and what that really means.
An excellent third season of Stranger Things—in fact, my favorite of the three so far—which couldn't be more timely in this age of Trump and Putin. In the 1980s, the Russians were the Soviets, but they occupy the same place in Western popular culture—adversaries—and so they make great villains along with the monsters that the breakthroughs to the other dimension engender.
The best episode of The Rook—1.4—was on last night, in which we find out lots of stuff about Myfanwy.