Work in Progress

Surprise: Three excellent comedy-dramas arrive

Each December, our TV expectations become lower or looser.
We expect a few specks of greatness – Charlie Brown and the Grinch, mostly – and lots of pleasantly adequate shows. So this is a surprise: In a five-day stretch, three terrific shows will arrive.
One of those — the much-honored “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (shown here) — was expected; the others weren’t.
“The Moodys” is a comedy-drama mini-series, on a network (Fox) that’s been comedy-deprived lately. “Work in Progress” is a low-budget series with high-IQ scripts. Let’s view all three chronologically: Read more…