A puzzling Houdini

August 30, 2014 7:02 AM

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A puzzling Houdini

Nothing about this Labor Day mini-series seems to make much sense. Adrien Brody (King Kong) playing world-renowned escape artist Harry Houdini (1874-1926)? A movie produced for the cable channel History?

Yet the two-part Houdini (beginning Monday at 9 p.m.) jells in fascinating fashion - especially the first night - despite a wildly overreaching script by Nicholas Meyer (The Seven-Per-Cent Solution).

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