TV Club: Flesh And Bone ends its run by proving it as its best when no one is talking

“Scorched Earth” had fewer lines of dialogue than any other episode in Flesh And Bone‘s eight episode run, not just because of those dance sequences but because there was room to breathe within the scenes. There could be silence because there was no need to skip ahead to the next scene and the next plot point. “Scorched Earth,” largely without words, conveyed more about about what the show was trying to say about Claire and her journey and dance and being a woman than any of the previous seven episodes combined. But, like in previous episode have shown, the strengths of Flesh And Bone make the show itself all the more frustrating. Flesh And Bone could have been good if not great. But it wasn’t.

So let’s start with the good: The direction in this episode was exquisite. Alik Sakharov was a cinematographer before moving on to …

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