Mrs. Davis

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What evolved from these conversations is Mrs. Davis, a Peacock series debuting April 20 about a nun named Simone (Betty Gilpin) who, based on her beliefs and a distrust of cheap magic, decides to take down a seemingly benevolent algorithm that has won over the entire world. It is a sci-fi romp about faith and computers and a love story about God and gamification, and it’s somehow also a wacky fetch-quest narrative about death, mid-tier Reno magicians, and the Holy Grail. — Kathryn VanArendonk, ‘If That App Existed, It Would Replace God’

  1. Episode 8 THE FINAL INTERCUT: So I’m Your Horse
    Mrs. Davis Season-Finale Recap: Logging Off We need more TV shows willing to say algorithms are just super-dumb computer programs.
  2. Episode 7 Great Gatsby 2001: A Space Odyssey
    Mrs. Davis Recap: In the Belly of the Beast Simone takes a major leap of faith.
  3. Episode 6 Alison Treasures: A Southern California Story
    Mrs. Davis Recap: Mommie Dearest Mrs. Davis takes a (slight) pause from the zaniness to examine all of Simone’s relationships in the best episode yet.
  4. Episode 5 A Great Place to Drink to Gain Control of Your Drink
    Mrs. Davis Recap: Story Time Don’t try to suss out Mrs. Davis’s ridiculous twists and turns, just let them wash over you.
  5. Episodes 3 and 4 A Baby with Wings, a Sad Boy with Wings and a Great Helmet/Beautiful Things That Come with Madness
    Mrs. Davis Recap: The Body of Christ, Amen Even in a show as studiously zany as Mrs. Davis, I didn’t expect this.
  6. Episodes 1 and 2 Mother of Mercy: The Call of the Horse/Zwei Sie Piel mit Seitung Sie Wirtschaftung
    Mrs. Davis Series-Premiere Recap: Master of Nun Betty Gilpin stars as Sister Simone, a roguish nun recruited to shut down the A.I. algorithm that has conquered humanity. You know, the usual!

The Latest on Mrs. Davis

  1. artificial intelligence
    Should We Be Scared of Buffalo Wild Wings?A Mrs. Davis investigation.
  2. finale thoughts
    Betty Gilpin Is Still Pondering the Mysteries of the Mrs. Davis Finale“It’s not some evil ominous supercomputer, and it’s not a robot Mother Teresa. It’s a reflection of who we are. And that’s almost scarier.”
  3. endings
    Mrs. Davis Wasn’t Really About AI After AllAre you satisfied?
  4. chat room
    Mrs. Davis’s Chris Diamantopoulos Pushed for JQ’s Banana Hammock“I mean, come on, this guy wears a snap-at-the-crotch, orange wrestler’s jumper. This guy’s not wearing nice-looking Calvin Kleins.”
  5. into it
    The Mrs. Davis Writers’ Room Was Built With New Voices and New Values“There’s a finite amount of microphones in this job,” says co-creator Damon Lindelof. “You have to put down the mic and let someone else pick it up.”
  6. tv review
    Thank the Algorithm for Mrs. DavisTara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof’s new Peacock series is wild, occasionally confusing, and so, so worth it.
  7. party report
    David Arquette Thinks We Should All Go to Clown College“You’re just existing for joy.”
  8. trailer mix
    AirPods in — Mrs. Davis Is CallingIt’s nun versus AI in Damon Lindelof’s new series.
  9. backstories
    ‘If That App Existed, It Would Replace God’Mrs. Davis creators Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof map the audacious road to one nun’s crusade against AI.
  10. casting
    Damon Lindelof’s Mrs. Davis Gets Betty Gilpin to a NunneryThe GLOW actress will star as a nun battling an omniscient AI enemy.