TV Talk: The Loudest Voice, Pandora, Pearson, Suits and Big Little Lies.
The Loudest Voice (Showtime)
Based on the best-selling book “The Loudest Voice” by Gabriel Sherman, TV executive and media consultant Roger Ailes’ life continues to be a source of interest to many due to the lasting effect he has had on the media world. Primarily focusing on the past decade when Ailes arguably became the Republican Party’s de facto leader, and defining events in Ailes’ life, including experiences with world leaders that helped launch Ailes’ political career and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end.
Set in the year 2199, “Pandora” is a science fiction action series about a resourceful young woman who has lost everything but finds a new life at Earth’s Space Training Academy, where she and her friends learn and train to defend the galaxy from threats, both alien and human. During their adventures, she begins to discover secrets about the nature of her own identity and decides that she must uncover the truth and find out whether she will be humanity’s savior or the instrument of its destruction.
Looking to atone for her past and reconnect with her estranged family, Jessica Pearson — a recently disbarred powerhouse attorney — leaves her New York City law firm for the down-and-dirty politics of the Windy City. Newly appointed as Chicago Mayor Bobby Novak’s right-hand fixer, Jessica is quickly embroiled in a crooked and dangerous new world where every action has far-reaching consequences. With her compulsion to win, she is forced to reconcile her unstoppable drive with her desire to do the right thing — two things very much at odds.
Final Season Premiere
Big-time Manhattan corporate lawyer Harvey Specter and his team, which includes Donna Paulsen, Louis Litt, and Alex Williams, are launched into a play for power when a new partner joins the firm. With his two best associates gone and Jessica back in Chicago, Specter and the team try to adjust to a new normal without them. The team faces down betrayals, fiery relationships, and secrets that eventually come to light. Old and new rivalries surface among members of the team as they learn to deal with their new member.
Big Little Lies (HBO)
Based on the same-titled best-seller by Liane Moriarty, “Big Little Lies” weaves a darkly comedic tale of murder and mischief in the tranquil beachfront town of Monterey, Calif. Amidst doting moms, successful husbands, beautiful children, and stunning homes exists a community fueled by rumors and divided into haves and have-nots, exposing fractured relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and neighbors. Told through the eyes of three mothers — Madeline, Celeste and Jane — the series’ narrative explores society’s myths regarding perfection and its romanticization of marriage, sex, parenting and friendship. Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley star as the three prominent “mothers of Monterey.”