James Poniewozik: The January 6th Committee Produces a Very Special TV Narrative

From a New York Times Critic’s Notebook by James Poniewozik headlined “The Jan. 6 Committee Produces a Very Special Episode”:

The Jan. 6 committee’s hearings have a lot in common with scripted TV mini-series: narrative, editing — even surprise reveals, as when the committee sprang a bonus episode, featuring Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff, on a day’s notice.

One thing the hearings do not have, however, is episode titles. But if they did, it would be hard to resist calling this jaw-dropping installment “The Beast.”