Swedish film star Stellan Skarsgård rarely works in television, so his saying yes to River means this is no ordinary series. Both he and the show, coming soon to US telly, are brilliant.
Magic is in the offing at BBC America when it debuts its original fantasy drama, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, in 2015.
Talk about noir. The BAFTA-nominated drama Southcliffe is dark, gloomy, bleak — a binge-watching version of rubbernecking.