It’s officially summer. Time to listen to one of my favorite episodes of “This American Life”
Archive for June, 2015
Take a deep breath. All the elements that made the premiere season of writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto’s crime drama such a buzzed-about hit are back for season two. The new setting is a gritty, film-noir version of present-day Los Angeles. There are three tortured law-enforcement officers this time out (Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch), plus Vince Vaughn as a slimy criminal. And there’s a twisted murder to bring all the elements together. I said it last year when the show premiered, but it bears repeating: This is some deep, layered, “must-see” television. Season premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, June 21, on HBO.