‘The Comey Rule’ as a Pre-Election Should-Watch

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'The Comey Rule' as a Pre-Election Must-Watch


Showtime’s two-part restricted collection, The Comey Rule, primarily based on James Comey’s 2018 memoir, A Larger Loyalty, aired its two elements Sunday and Monday, respectively. For those who wanted one more reason to be triggered (or terrified), The Comey Rule will greater than justify one other sleepless night time. The miniseries, following former FBI director Comey (Jeff Daniels) as he faces a plethora of moral dilemmas underneath (and round) Donald Trump’s (Brendan Gleeson) presidency (together with, however not restricted to Russia’s interference within the 2016 presidential election), looks like a monster film.

Within the blue nook, you have got the ever-lasting decency of Daniels’ Comey, and within the crimson nook, the truly-petrifying menace of Gleeson’s Trump. It is a aspect of Trump we’ve solely seen in our nightmares; an outline extra equatable to a wicked Tony Soprano than the babbling buffoon we so typically…er…all the time see on TV. The Comey Rule aligns the utterance “Deep State” with He Who Should Not Be Named—grim, darkish, and sure to offer you PTSD…as if that presidential debate wasn’t sufficient. 

The performances are staggering and Billy Ray’s writing is entertaining, if not well timed. That stated, critics have panned The Comey Rule as “self-serious melodrama” that does little to make clear occasions, “additional obscuring the details of already complicated circumstances with out including a lot perception (so says Rotten Tomatoes). Nonetheless, you must watch it. Not as a result of the political drama will change your opinion on something. Fairly the alternative. It’ll reinforce your biggest fears, making that therapeutic launch the week of Nov. 3 all of the extra tantalizing. You’ll really feel like a Yorkie who pees after they’re nervous.

The Comey Rule is nothing is that if not a by-product of our The Truman Present/borderline dystopian-esque instances, and for that purpose alone, it’s a pre-election must-watch.

Cowl Photograph: Showtime

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