Twenty years ago, Mike Judge created “Office Space,” the perfect distillation of the nine to five ennui that can sometimes veer into the surreal, all borne out of being trapped in a cubicle for most of the day. It was an unglamorous era for the humble programmer, before the excesses of the following decade set in.
Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, was deemed great for a reason. “Catherine the Great,” the mini-series, hasn’t quite decided what that reason is just yet.
HBO’s new historical drama “Catherine the Great” stars Helen Mirren as the titular Russian queen who assumed the role following a coup that dethroned her husband, Peter III. The premiere follows Catherine and her advisors, including the cautious and calculating Minister Panin (Rory Kinnear, “The Imitation Game”), as they determine how to handle her tenuous grasp on power.
In many ways, Netflix’s “Living with Yourself” is your standard sitcom — Miles Eliot (Paul Rudd, “Avengers: Endgame”) is in his late thirties, his marriage and career tread water as he faces the impending reality of middle age. The only difference is that while others attempt to learn how to play an instrument or buy a new car, Miles attempts to escape his familiar lifestyle by cloning himself. In all fairness, this was not his goal.
The CW’s new teen mystery series “Nancy Drew” is far more CW than it is Nancy Drew. Despite the similar character names and occasional cheeky references to the original book series’s titles, there is not much carrying the iconic girl detective’s legacy in this gritty reboot.