Black Bird will break your heart with its riveting conclusion [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★★½

Apple TV+ murder mystery Black Bird draws to a pulse-pounding close as jailhouse informer Jimmy Keene’s last-ditch efforts to stay alive are being threatened at every turn. Serial killer Larry Hall is inches from confessing, Jimmy’s about to get shanked — and nobody’s coming to help either of them. Plus, Jimmy’s dad Big Jim is … Read more

The Essex Serpent comes to its all-too-tidy conclusion [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★☆☆

Apple TV+ period drama The Essex Serpent draws to an orderly close this week after five episodes of disorderly conduct, serpents (both metaphorical and real ones), love, death, betrayal, discovery and friendship. The miniseries ends on a note that’s a bit of a letdown for how nicely it treats its pack of sinners, but I … Read more