If famous half-mad Russian mystics aren’t your thing, perhaps you’ll enjoy Desperadoes, the latest historical drama to enter development at FX. Based on the 1979 Ron Hansen novel of the same name, the six-part miniseries follows bank and train robbers the Dalton Gang on their crime spree through the American Old West. It’ll be weird that a new generation of TV viewers might not immediately associate the word “desperado” with Elaine Benes’s never-ending string of weirdo boyfriends, but that’s okay. That’s fine.
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