What We Do in the Shadows, FX’s television adaptation of the 2014 movie of the same name, follows three vampires who’ve been living together for over 100 years in spooky(?) Staten Island. The source film was written and directed by two of its stars, Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi, and now they’re at it again to help this creepy comedy reach its full potential. Starring Kayvan Novak as Nandor, Natasia Demetriou as Nadja and Matt Berry as Lazlo -- the three vampires at the center of it all -- along with Harvey Guillén (pictured at top, left, with Novak) as Nandor’s familiar, Guillermo, and Mark Proksch as the other vamp in the house, Colin, Shadows just might be TV’s wildest-ever take on vampires, and its funniest.
Fosse/Verdon takes viewers beyond all that jazz of splayed hands, knocked knees and cocked derbies into the complicated relationship between the late king and queen of Broadway, Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. Premiering Tuesday, April 9, this production continues FX’ streak of limited series in which each episode feels like a gift. Michelle Williams’ Verdon is that ray of sunshine everyone wants to bask in, while Sam Rockwell’s Fosse is the self-destructive genius best admired from a distance.
As a fan of pre-scandal Louis C.K., I’ve had FX’s Better Things on my radar for quite a while. That’s not to say that Pamela Adlon (co-creator, star, executive producer and director of the show) wasn’t enough of a draw on her own, but if I’m being honest, it was her stint on Louie that convinced me to give Better a shot. A little over three years ago when this show premiered, I was (like millions of other folks) a huge Louie fan and, at the risk of sounding “basic,” when I saw Adlon’s Better Things it very much felt like a female-version of Louie to me. Not so much anymore. Let’s break it down.