This week, The Washington Post previews TURN, while Jamie Bell chats with the Los Angeles Times about his character on the show. Plus, President George H.W. Bush hosts a screening of TURN. Read on for more:
• The Washington Post‘s preview of TURN notes that the drama “asks its audience to regard the revolution as a far more complicated period than most of us learned about as children.”
• Jamie Bell tells the Los Angeles Times that, at the start of the series, his character Abe is “somewhat emotionally arrested, he’s shut down, he’s withdrawn and debased.”
• According to The Hollywood Reporter, President George H.W. Bush hosted a private screening of TURN. His review? “A brilliant show, a fantastic cast, there’s one problem however, and that’s waiting till the next episode.”
• HitFix interviews Jamie Bell about the Culper Ring spies, who all “took on an incredibly dangerous enterprise and the risk was death.”
• The Chicago Sun-Times previews TURN, describing it as “a promising show about a relatively unexplored chapter in U.S. military history.”
• Variety shares an exclusive video that introduces the characters loyal to the British crown, including Kevin McNally’s Richard Woodhull (father of Jamie Bell’s Abe Woodhull).
• Entertainment Weekly‘s review of TURN calls Jamie Bell “a strong, appealing center” as Abe Woodhull.
• The Detroit News commends TURN for becoming “more tense with each episode, at least through the first three, and that’s a very good sign.”
• Nashville Scene believes that TURN has “the potential to become another breakout show for AMC.”
• The Baltimore Sun examines the popularity of spy shows on TV, citing TURN — which has “secrets, lies, moral ambiguity, warring ideologies, betrayals, blood and death.”
• McClatchy-Tribune News Service talks to Jamie Bell about growing up a child star.
• The Week names TURN its show of the week and calls it a “suspenseful” new series. (No link)
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