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The Alienist S1E01 review: “The Boy on the Bridge”

The Alienist

Taking a look at TNT’s new adaptation of the novel “The Alienist”, a story of a serial killer in 1896 New York City, contrasting the poorest sections downtown with the Gilded Age uptown. David and Jess puzzle over why the crime reporter who narrated the book is suddenly a newspaper illustrator, why the production design is excruciating in its historical detail and supposed accuracy while this version of Teddy Roosevelt is not, and what is with the eyeball soup?

The Alienist David J. Loehr with Jessica Epstein


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