TV critic David Bianculli wants to steer you towards the good and the obscure: the Starz miniseries “Dancing on the Edge,” about a 1930s jazz band struggling to make it big in the face of prejudice:
Dancing on the Edge will please TV fans who are eagerly awaiting the next round of Downton Abbey – and music fans as well. This isn’t period music they’re playing and singing in this miniseries – it’s just made to sound that way, written by Adrian Johnston. It’s a beautiful job. The music has to be good enough to make you root for the Louis Lester Jazz Band to make it big –and as the core of this new TV import, it works. Dancing on the Edge is as much fun to hear as it is to watch.