“The Missing” is a series that excels when it’s able to play its two timelines off of each other, letting the past inform us about the present, while changes in the present make us speculate about what happened in the past.
“Training Day” is plagued by what’s already been said and done, continually falling on deaf ears and tired eyes as the show plods from beat-to-beat, sticking to a formula viewers have seen time-after-time.
“Frontier” frames the world of fur trading as one of intrigue and back-stabbing — with maybe a little too much stabbing for its own good — as characters bloody their hands while moving from one underdeveloped plot to the next.
It’s been four years since “The Bourne Legacy” and nine years since Matt Damon (“The Martian”) stepped into the role of the titular amnesiac CIA assassin. Director Paul Greengrass (“Captain Phillips”) returns to helm the series, reuniting with his longtime editor Christopher Rouse (who won an Oscar for “The Bourne Ultimatum”) to pen the screenplay. With all these pieces in place, it would seem that the Bourne series would be primed to return to the genre-defining, award-winning form it once held.
More so than any other season, the third entry of the British gangster drama asks the question of who the Shelby’s are as they try to find their place in a world that firmly resists shifts in the status quo.