Now that Network TV has completely given up on creating compelling, original dramas, cable channels of every variety are filling the void. WGN America is behind the impressive period drama Manhattan, building a wildly compelling series around the semi-true/semi-fictional take on the building of the Atom Bomb.
Featuring a slew of great actors, from a nearly unrecognizable Daniel Stern to Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) and Michael Chernus (Orange is the New Black), the story takes place in the New Mexico desert in 1943, where scientists from across the country have assembled with their families in a makeshift town guarded by the military as they work on the Manhattan Project. A great set up played out fantastically thanks to a strong cast and great plots.
Manhattan: Season One/4 DVDs/Lionsgate/2015