THE GILDED AGE is shrouded in revenge and ruthlessness. It is dark times for those who thought they could destroy George Russell (Morgan Spector). “You cannot write a check before first making a deposit.”

Agnes (Christine Baranski) is definitely the one who pulls all the strings at the Van Rhijn household. Money is still the key to unlocking even the possibility of love. Everyone is treading lightly. 

This week’s episode delved into the issues Black writers faced in the day. How much will a person be willing to give up to read their name in print? This installment showed how tough it was to be the “first.” 

THE GILDED AGE is rich with gossip, backstabbing, and homophobic moments. It is tense and seeped in historical context. The ensemble is falling more in sync with each other, and the costumes are indeed incredible. I love the tones and textures chosen to denote each character’s true heart. 

THE GILDED AGE is worthy of your time. Don’t miss out on this journey through time, where the written and spoken word thoroughly expressed your inner strength and courage.

It is available to stream on HBO MAX. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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