Jeff Bridges brings life to the spy drama 'The Old Man'

The spy genre is so well worn one would think there's not much new to be done, but "The Old Man" largely confounds those expectations, thanks to the stellar combination of Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow. Seeking a precedent for this FX series, the best might be "Robin and Marian," in which Robin Hood's swashbuckling met up with the cold realities of creaking bones and geriatric limitations.

Jeff Bridges brings life to the spy drama 'The Old Man'
The spy genre is so well worn one would think there's not much new to be done, but "The Old Man" largely confounds those expectations, thanks to the stellar combination of Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow. Seeking a precedent for this FX series, the best might be "Robin and Marian," in which Robin Hood's swashbuckling met up with the cold realities of creaking bones and geriatric limitations.