The police satire 'Babylon' is very British, but its absurdities translate

January 8, 2015 3:59 PM

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With the Thursday premiere of Danny Boyle's astringent though essentially true-hearted police satire "Babylon," SundanceTV expands its original-series repertoire into comedy. The move proves that the cable network is not afraid to serve British television straight up, without the traditional trans-Atlantic softening agents.

Co-produced with the United Kingdom's Channel 4, the series is, in one sense, a study in international, and generational, relations. There's an American character at the heart of "Babylon": Liz Garvey (Brit Marling), the young and lovely PR genius attempting to decode the intricacies of her new empl...

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