Turn

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Turn ends its first season on both a whimper and an unexpected bang. With an episode (perhaps unfairly) titled The Battle of Setauket and directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall), my expectations going in were high that the series would deliver ...

This week’s episode of Turn started with one of the most gravely miscalculated scenes I’ve seen on a major network series in a long, long time. We begin, innocently enough, with Abe Woodhull leaving behind yellow flowers for Anna Strong ...

Turn spent the majority of this week’s episode continuing to flesh out the relationship between Abe Woodhull and Anna Strong, which was fine by me as it gave the increasingly compelling Heather Lind more opportunities to shine amongst this talented ...

In Turn’s Epiphany episode, Abe Woodhull laid out a consenting Anna Strong on his kitchen table. They passionately groped and kissed, giving in to what appeared to be years of repressed lust. Their dalliance was a fleeting moment as the ...

(Ed. Note: I’m in a different time zone with laptop issues this week so Clarence’s take on the most recent episode of Turn was a bit delayed. My fault, not his) Turn’s pilot episode had flashes of violence, borrowing the ...

AMC’s Turn continues to downplay the major events of the American Revolution, focusing instead on the delicate details of the war’s supporting history. The human element is on display here, illustrating the evolution of America’s first spy ring and not ...

Turn, so far, continues to march in the right direction for a fledging dramatic series. Rather than peaking early and plummeting in quality (CBS’s Hostages, I’m talking to you), it has taken its time to gradually escalate tension chapter by ...

AMC has made a serious miscalculation in offering its newest dramatic series, the Revolutionary War spy drama Turn, in the increasingly competitive Sunday night line-up.  The intent, I suspect, is to wed it to their flagship show, Mad Men, to ...

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