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REVIEW: The Luminaries – Episode 6 “The Old Moon in the Young Moon’s Arms”

After a one-week hiatus, The Luminaries returns for its series finale in “The Old Moon In the Young Moon’s Arms.” I haven’t been a fan of The Luminaries this far; on the contrary, I find the characters lackluster and the story tedious and confusing. I felt lost after episode ...

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Justified Hero Raylan Givens May Return

Timothy Olyphant may have to dust off his Stetson soon. Variety exclusively reports that the producers of the FX series Justified are developing another TV show based on an Elmore Leonard book. This time, their source is City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit, about a lawman named Raymond Cruz who purs...

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REVIEW: The Luminaries – Season 1, Episode 5 “Paradox”

*SPOILERS* “Paradox” starts with a literal bang as Anna’s gunshot somehow hits Emery instead of herself. Meanwhile, it’s more scheming with Lydia as she insists that she and Francis must beat Lauderback. She knows they’ll both go to jail if Lauderback and Crosbie figure out wha...

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REVIEW: The Luminaries – Season 1, Episode 3, “Leverage”

*SPOILERS* This week on The Luminaries, a Mr. Mannering comes to call on Anna. He gives her a free ticket to the gold fields. Later, Anna wakes Crosbie and tells him the key to the safe is missing. He accosts Lydia in the street, finding the key in her dress and finding a bag too …

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REVIEW: The Luminaries – Season 1 Episode 2, “The Place You Return”

*SPOILERS* “The Place You Return” begins right where “Fingerprint” left off, with Anna being introduced to Lydia’s husband, Crosbie Wells. After gloating about his prospected gold bag, Crosbie treats Anna to the story of how he and Lydia met. Crosbie miraculously won the jackpot on Lydia...

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REVIEW: The Luminaries – Season 1, Episode 1, “Fingerprint”

This Valentine’s Day, Starz began airing a BBC miniseries from last year called The Luminaries. Based on a novel of the same name by Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries takes place in New Zealand during the 1860 gold rush. Directed by Claire McCarthy, the series stars Eve Hewson, Eva Green, and Himesh ...

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