Review: Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures gets it backwards

From Myles McNutt of Cultural Learnings:

  • Missed Diagnosis: Narrative Pollution in HBO Canada’s Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures
    “The problem is that in a text, and a medium, defined by its presentation of various time periods, executive producer Jason Sherman simply got it backwards – the parts of the story which have the most weight are relegated to flashbacks, and instead of allowing the narrative to unfold on its own time the series creates a melodramatic and unnecessary ‘present’ which keeps it from engaging with the complexities of Lam’s story, complexities that seem perfectly suited to a new generation of serialized storytelling.” Read more.