The new film by the unique Coen Brothers, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, has its first trailer and it is most definitely the idiosyncratic and weirdly delightful trailer you would expect for a Coen Brothers anthology film.
Counting James Franco and Tim Blake Nelson among its cast for the six western tales it tells, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs will premiere in select theaters and on Netflix on November 16th.
CHAOS [CBS, Fridays, 8/7C] is a spy dramedy that seeks to expand CBS’ number of procedurals and comedies. In that mix, it is, apparently, trying to duplicate the drama/humor mix that makes USA Network the most successful basic cable network. It’s a laudable attempt, but the comedy too often feels forced onto the procedural. When the two don’t overlap – which is seldom – each works just fine. It’s when the two are jammed together that things fall apart and chaos.