John le Carre’s Small Screen Triumph 

Please don't forget Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie when you're doling out Emmy nominations on Thursday, July 14.

Memo to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences: Please don't forget Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie when you're doling out Emmy nominations on Thursday, July 14. Their performances in this past spring's The Night Manager on AMC were head-and-shoulders above all others. Considering how formidable the level of acting has been on the small screen of late, that should be enough to vault Messrs. Hiddleston and Laurie to a gold statuette.

Still, The Night Manager slipped in and out of the crowded television space when it first aired on AMC in April and May. A word to the wise: find this miniseries, based on the John le Carre bestseller, on one of many VOD streaming platforms as soon as possible and thank us later.

While le Carre's novels have been ideally translated to the big screen (see this week's review of Our Kind of Traitor, above), this particular thriller is perfectly paced for the TV miniseries format.

Here's an extra treat for le Carre fans: he makes a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in The Night Manager. Where or when? Well, that's a mystery, too.

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