Deputy Recap: Fox’s New Police Procedural Knows Where To Hang Its Hat
here’s something pretty refreshing about Deputy (Fox), which is network TV of an entirely unpretentious variety. On the one hand, it’s littered with cliche, an uncomplicated fascination with and respect for law enforcement, and has little concern for the wider world beyond its bleached, contemporized Wild West aesthetic and style.
But on the other hand, that’s what a lot of people want from network television, which is always at its worst when it chases the next big prestige hit rather than admitting what it’s most suited to — being a reliable delivery mechanism for dependable stars and familiar, comforting ideas.
Dracula review: Passion project from Sherlock creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss adds fresh wit and energy to the vampire legend
Claes Bang’s Dracula is given a vaguely geezerish Estuary swagger, and never seems as if he’s not enjoying himself, although he dials up the menace when it’s needed. Like all the best hosts, he puts us ease, even as he commits ever more atrocious crimes