"TURN: Washington's Spies" on AMC
TURN is AMC's historical spy drama based on the book Washington's Spies: The Story of America's FIrst Spy Ring by Alexander Rose. To be honest, I lost interest after the first season because the production value wasn't great, the direction and acting was uneven, and they took some liberties with the historical narrative that didn't seem to serve any purpose. But I recently binged the second season on Netflix and they've solved all those problems and more. The guy who played the "fooking legend" on GoT is fucking excellent as a cultured but imperious British officer / amateur astronomer. So is Stephen Root as an 18th century spycraft nerd, JJ Field as his renaissance/lady's man British counterpart John Andre, and whoever plays Captain Simcoe, essentially a bond villain. Easily some of my favorite characters on TV right now.
Anyone else enjoying it? I haven't started season 3 yet, but if it retains the quality of season 2 I think it definitely belongs in any 'best show of the year' discussions.