TV Critic's Review Leads to Hilarious Correction

By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2016 12:55 PM CDT
Critic Pans Show After Watching Episodes Backwards
Billy Bob Thornton in a scene from "Goliath" that is probably not needlessly complicated.   (Colleen E. Hayes/Amazon via AP)

Presenting probably the most embarrassing newspaper correction in the history of newspaper corrections, courtesy of a New York Times review of the new TV show Goliath: "An earlier version of this review included an inaccurate discussion of the show's plot structure. The critic mistakenly watched the first two episodes out of order." When Mike Hale's review of Billy Bob Thornton's new Amazon Prime show was published last week, he knocked it for a "needlessly complicated structure," a first episode that left "so much unanswered," and a second episode that "jumps back in time," the Independent reports. Hale probably would have found the show slightly less complicated if he'd watched the episodes in the right order. It happens to the best of us, Mike. (More correction stories.)

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