Here’s what we’ve been watching on television.
Bates Motel: First You Dream, Then You Die
- Excerpt: Bates Motel borrows elements from another television series about small-town weirdness and strange goings-on. It draws heavily from Twin Peaks, and the influence the short-lived David Lynch series is clear in our first episode…
- Excerpt: Dirk Gently is a light and moderately enjoyable entry to the long tradition of British detective series.
Golden Boy: The Price of Revenge
- Excerpt: The Price of Revenge is like the pilot, more character-driven than mystery-driven, though this is more a plus than a minus.
Golden Boy: Young Guns
- Excerpt: Young Guns did something that Golden Boy has not done in the preceding two episode: put the crime as a major part of the story.
Top of the Lake, Episode 3
- Excerpt: …if the answer to the mystery at its heart is slow in coming, at least the investigation into each of TOP OF THE LAKE’s players is proceeding apace.