Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Who'd Have Guessed the Atomic Bomb?

AMC, HBO Netflix and Amazon get most of the press for hot series. But I just saw an episode - a very good episode - of a new series on WGN America. The series is called Manhattan, and it's set at the Manhattan Project.

In this episode I didn't see anything that was flabbergastingly new, but the characters and their motivations were well-done, the period look was convincing, and I was hooked within the first couple of scenes. The actors were all pros, and the physical casting was good...they all looked like they belonged in the '40s, like they'd stepped out of an Eisenstadt photo.

Fingers crossed, this might be a happy surprise - vicious defense-nerd politics during WWII.

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