TV alert: “Five Days” on HBO tonight


I don’t know anything about Five Days. Well, I know a couple of things: Entertainment Weekly gave it an A-, and Janet McTeer plays a detective in it. That last thing is more than enough to make me tune in.

You might know McTeer from Songcatcher, Daphne or Portrait of a Marriage, or maybe you saw her Tony Award–winning turn on Broadway in A Doll’s House (in which case I shake my fist at you in sheer jealousy). If you haven’t heard of McTeer, let me just tell you that she’s tall, stunning and very gifted — and her voice and accent are goosebump-inducing.

But back to Five Days: It’s a five-part mystery/miniseries, and it starts tonight on HBO (you can stream episode one on the HBO site today). And Janet McTeer is in it.

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