Review: 'Mozart in the Jungle' on Amazon gets good after woeful pilot

December 23, 2014 1:41 PM

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All that follows the first several paragraphs of this review will constitute an endorsement, so I encourage you to keep reading past the negative opening remarks, as I would encourage you to keep watching "Mozart in the Jungle," whose first season is now available on Amazon, past its so-so, sometimes off-putting pilot. It gets good thereafter - very good.

The 10-episode series, which comes from executive producers Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers - who wrote the pilot, as well - is based on oboist Blair Tindall's 2005 book of the same name, subtitled "Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music." Part memoir, part institutional analysis, it larg...

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