Tag Archives: Taboo

Critical Condition: Frontier

Frontier (Netflix, from Friday) “Frontier is not subtle. It’s an old-fashioned action-adventure tale whose hour-long episodes play like an old-fashioned Saturday matinee. Lots of different factions, including Americans, Brits, Scots, natives, and Irish, run around the beautiful wilderness of Canada — before it was Canada — hoping to get a bigger piece of the trade. Of […]

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Critical Condition: Taboo

Taboo (SoHo, 8.30 Tuesdays) “The parable of the prodigal son takes on a whole new and darker meaning in the unsettling miniseries Taboo. This time the prodigal returns to a dead father and may wind up that way himself if he isn’t careful. Tom Hardy plays James Keziah Delaney, who returns to England in 1814 after a […]

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Hardy Adventurers in SoHo’s Taboo

SoHo’s sensational new drama, Taboo, has some in the British press speculating it may reinvent the BBC as a UK HBO. The eight-part period drama, about a rogue who tries to build a shipping empire in the early 1800s to compete with the East India Company, will screen 8.30 Tuesdays from January 10 on SoHo. Produced […]

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