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Hairy Raising: Cleverman

Cleverman character having a bad dayAnother entanglement with the Criminal Element led me to discover Cleverman, a limited-run series on the Sundance Channel:

We Homo sapiens have gotten pretty used to being the only humanoid species on Earth. So, what would happen if we somehow ran across a cousin species—perhaps a somewhat better design? What if that species also happened to be dark-skinned?… That’s Cleverman, a joint production by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and Sundance Studios that debuted June 1st on the Sundance Channel.

Read the rest of the review here.


I’ve written 26 pieces so far for Criminal Element, a crime/mystery/thriller website run by Macmillan. These include book reviews, reviews of television series, and a few think pieces. You can find the full list here and browse from the buffet. Enjoy!