These nine should be on your radar
Fascism, racism, class conflicts, feminists vs anti-feminists and a constellation of star-dense adaptations of big books—the next couple of months are chock-full of must-see dramas.
Here are nine to add to your streaming calendar.
Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America (2004), is reinvented for TV–and maximum present-moment resonance. Roth’s novel conceived of an alternate U.S. history in which Hitler-appreciator Charles Lindbergh is president in 1940, not FDR. The series, adapted by The Wire’s David Simon and Ed Burns, appears to hew faithfully to Roth’s story. Under Lindbergh, the U.S. is flirting with the same fascism and anti-Semitism bringing Europe to boil. The zeitgeist-y miniseries features John Turturro as a Lindbergh-supporting rabbi…