The CW debuts 'Labyrinth' miniseries

Thursday, 22 May 2014 01:33 PM Written by 

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The CW airs the four-hour, two-part miniseries "Labyrinth" tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. on Pittsburgh's WPCW and I'm hard-pressed to figure out the method to their programming madness.

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labyrinth 2The only thing I can imagine is that this miniseries was acquired dirt cheap and The CW wanted it to sell movie ads on the Thursday before Memorial Day.

But why dump Part 2 on Friday when HUT levels will be down due to people traveling to their weekend get-away?

Anyway, the show's concept is kind of interesting: Two women (one in 1209 France, another in the present day) are connected through time but after giving the miniseries about 40 minutes, I gave up in favor of a new episode of FX's "Fargo."

"Labyrinth" has a lot of costume work and features a few notable actors -- Jessica Brown-Findlay, the late Sybil of "Downton Abbey") plays Alais in 1209 alongside Tom Felton ("Harry Potter"); in the present day, Sebastian Stan ("Captain America") appears -- but there was a lot of murky weirdness in the present (a big pharma exec slits a guy's throat in some sort of religious ritual but it wasn't clear why).

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