Showtime’s political drama is a scattered but searing picture of failed self-righteousness.
Based on the former F.B.I. director’s 2018 memoir, the mini-series recounts a history so recent that viewers may experience whiplash. For Comey, watching Daniels in action prompted tears — and nausea.
Thanks to the coronavirus shutdown, the networks’ fall schedules are packed with reality competitions and recycled shows. But there are still as many intriguing offerings as ever this season.
In an email to the cast, the filmmaker, Billy Ray, lamented ViacomCBS’s announcement that it would show his adaptation of James Comey’s tell-all in late November.