“Mozart” Worth Watching Over Holidays

It’s called “Mozart in the Jungle” and all ten of its 30-minute episodes are now available on Amazon Prime. The series depicts a fictional New York Symphony getting a new, young conductor (Gael García Bernal, pictured) who comes in and shakes up the classical music scene – including the veterans in the orchestra, the stodgy management and some young hopefuls trying to get their big breaks. It’s basically “Smash” but about classical music instead of musical theater. But with fewer production numbers (sadly), shorter episodes (thankfully), less Katherine McPhee (thank god she’s on CBS now, where we can ignore her), and less Megan Hilty (sad-face emoji), but with ever-sexy Bernadette Peters, who survived “Smash” and made it to “Mozart.” Hooray!

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