‘Wolf Hall’ a shrewd, satisfying, slow drama

April 2, 2015 9:28 PM

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‘Wolf Hall’ a shrewd, satisfying, slow drama

One of the lessons of “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men,” the thing that has made them trailblazing TV as well as superb TV, has been their revelation that many viewers are actually quite willing to watch slow drama, that we’re ready to forsake editing that presumes we need constant motion, that we can savor a gradual dramatic build when the rewards are great.

You’ll need to remember that lesson and flex your focus muscles a bit when it comes to “Wolf Hall,” PBS’s new six-part “Masterpiece” minseries based on the celebrated Henry VIII novels “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies” by Hilary Mantel.

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