Show of the week
The Loudest Voice
Crowe as Ailes: He who shouts, wins.
Roger Ailes remade America while remaining a cipher. In this excellent seven-part series based on a biography by Gabriel Sherman, Russell Crowe makes himself almost unrecognizable to play the former Republican strategist who created Fox News. Crowe’s Ailes is a dark genius, seeing earlier than anyone else how TV news can shape viewers’ sense of reality and enlist them in ideological battle. The star-studded cast includes Sienna Miller and Seth MacFarlane. Naomi Watts plays Fox newscaster Gretchen Carlson, whose sexual harassment claims brought Ailes down. Sunday, June 30, at 10 p.m., Showtime ■