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"Taboo" Delights in FX Premiere

FX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 10.   ...Read More... //www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2017/01/16/taboo-delights-in-fx-premiere-519513/20170116fx01/

Tom Hardy weighs in on Taboo characters sex life

Taboo Tuesday, 10 p.m., FX As brooding loner James Delaney in Taboo, British actor Tom Hardy cuts an enigmatic figure. In the premiere, Delaney barges into his fathers funeral, shocking all the mourners, including his half-sister and brother-in-law, who thought he was dead. The sole beneficiary of his fathers estate, Delaney is in a position... ...Read More... //nypost.com/2017/01/15/tom-hardy-weighs-in-on-taboo-characters-sex-life/

Tom Hardy Teases Taboo Future, Talks Origins & Whether He Would Ever Direct

It all started with a conversation with his father, Edward. Tom Hardy finished portraying Bill Sykes in Oliver Twist, a role which let him riveted. I told him wouldnt be great if there was a guy like Bill Sykes who is like a villain, but put in a gentlemans body. But wed create a hero in him in a classic period drama. And he would traverse class and the underworld. And wed put some Marlow in it from The Heart of Darkness and a little Jack the Ripper. Thats an ...Read More... //deadline.com/2017/01/taboo-tom-hardy-1201884460/

Taboo EP Steven Knight On Working With Tom Hardy & Future Of Peaky Blinders

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of tonight's Taboo debut on FX . With any period piece I think the thing to do is forget that it's not contemporary when you're writing and to have the characters feel as much as possible like characters that you would know, executive producer Steven Knight says of Taboo , his 1814-set Tom Hardy -starring series that debuts tonight on FX. Depicting the once-thought-dead and now-scarred James Keziah Delaneys return to London  ...Read More... //deadline.com/2017/01/taboo-tom-hardy-steven-knight-peaky-blinders-fx-1201882741/

The Best Part of Taboo Is Identifying the Game of Thrones Actors

  Taboo is a beautiful mess. FX's newest stab at historical drama is visually splendid as it combs both the gutters and palaces of Victorian England with production that looks as good as anything you've seen on your television. It's a shame, then, that Taboo teases greatness but is such a slog to get ...Read More... //www.tvguide.com/news/taboo-tom-hardy-fx-review/?rss=breakingnews

Taboo': The Real History of Nootka Sound, James Delaneys Contested Land

If you watched the premiere of Tom Hardys new miniseries Taboo on FX, you might be wondering what that piece of land that everyones fighting over is. Its called Nootka Sound, and its an actual place you can visit near Vancouver. Nootka Sound is a small inlet of land on the western coast of Vancouver Island. It was known as Mowichat by the Nuu-chah-luuth, the tribe that has called it home for centuries. The mother of Tom Hardys character, James Delaney, on Taboowas a member of that tribe. Delaneys recently deceased father held a land claim on Nootka Sound because of that union, leaving it to Delaney in his will. ...Read More... //www.thewrap.com/taboo-the-history-of-james-delaneys-island-nootka-sound/

Tom Hardy Talks Taboo': One of the Most Tortured Characters Ive Ever Played

In FXs Taboo, Tom Hardy plays a tormented man returning to England followinghis fathers death after spending 10 years in Africa and as it turns out, James Delaney is one of the most tortured characters Hardy hasever played. Delaney is probably one of the most tortured characters Ive played because for me, hes connected to everyone in the piece in a very personal way, Hardy told TheWrap. It wasnt just about playing James Delaney but also about really immersing myself in everyone else. ...Read More... //www.thewrap.com/tom-hardy-taboo/

Tom Hardy on Drawing His Characters, Playing Villains, and His New FX Show Taboo

The actor has created another memorable hard-man character as well as an orange cartoon cat named Marmalade. ...Read More... //www.vulture.com/2017/01/tom-hardy-taboo-c-v-r.html?mid=full-rss-vulture

Tom Hardy and Taboo a perfectly moody fit for FX

FX has handily established itself as the prestige basic cable network with such acclaimed shows as Atlanta, The Americans, Fargo and The People v. O.J. Simpson. Its a reliable creative risk taker, so Taboo an atmospheric period melodrama with heavy Gothic overtones fits right in. The network likely wanted to be pals with... ...Read More... //nypost.com/2017/01/07/tom-hardy-and-taboo-a-perfectly-moody-fit-for-fx/

The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of January 9, 2017

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed — or at least be able to fake it — with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   Taboo (Series Premiere) Tuesday at 10 p.m. on FX Why: FX is a great home for a Tom Hardy TV show. Even the network's (excellent) comedies are dark AF, which is a very accurate way of describing almost every Hardy project. FX also is arguably the most consistent television network right now, and Taboo , while not immediately as game-changing or stunning as some of the channel's other dramas, is off to an intriguing start. The story, developed by Hardy and his dad Chips ('cause you can't have just one), and brought to the screen with help from Peaky Blinders collaborator Steven Knight, takes place in 1814, when a man believed to have been dead (Hardy) returns home to London from Africa to claim what's left of his late father's estate. Of course, there are many enemies in his way — and a few friendly-ish folks who may wind up becoming enemies. The cast includes Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin, and Michael Kelly. But this truly is Hardy's show. If you're not into him, the show probably is not for you. Prepare to talk about: What exactly went on between the half-siblings; how disgustingly filthy the early-1800s industrialized world was.   A Series of Unfortunate Events (Series Premiere) Friday at 3 a.m. on Netflix Why: Yes, Neil Patrick Harris is a delight. And yes, the bestselling series of books by Lemony Snicket is wonderful — and better suited to longer-form storytelling than to film (see: Jim Carrey's disappointing 2004 adaptation). But you guys, Joan Cusack. The more talented Cusack sibling plays Justice Strauss, the high court judge who lives next to Count Olaf. She is a national treasure. OK, this eight-episode series follows the Baudelaire orphans as they try to outsmart their evil guardian Olaf, who's all about their inheritance, and learn about their parents' mysterious deaths. The role is perfect for Harris, who gets to go full theater. This season is based on the first three books. The 10 additional novels, combined with Netflix's seeming inability to cancel a series after a single season, suggest that more episodes are on the way. Prepare to talk about: Olaf's excellent costumes; whether you're a Violet, a Klaus, or a Sunny.   The Young Pope (Series Premiere) Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO Why: Already a hit in Italy and the U.K., Jude Law's career-highlight performance as the Catholic Church's youngest leader finally comes to HBO. In this 10-part series, Law plays the first American pope, Lenny Belardo, a man who Church heavyweights think will be a more malleable pick than other candidates, but who proves to be as hard as stone. A chain-smoking, secretive, right-wing Machiavelli with a love of gold jewelry and big hats, Pope Pius XIII knows what's up in the Vatican, so he eschews the counsel of the Secretary of State and brings in his surrogate mother, Sister Mary (Diane Keaton), to serve as his chief advisor. From the mind of Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino, this is a fun, stylish, interesting, wonderfully watchable series. Prepare to talk about: What a good sign it is when a show becomes a meme even before its premiere; Law's magical (divine?) hairline.   T.J. DeGroat is the editor of SideReel. Hey now, he's a young pope, get the mass on, go pray. Follow him on Twitter . div.post p { text-align: justify; }