But predictable promises ‘The Third Day’ creates mysterious

A people group of unusual local people, shut mouthed about their history and their practices yet immovably isolated from the greater part of society, is a staple of puzzle stories. So is the individual who discovers them, captivated and terrified and allured by the obscure. That is the essential set-up for The Third Day, a six-section HBO miniseries that debuted Monday night. Jude Law stars as Sam, a man we initially compromise with while he’s of a berserk call, halted by the side of an abandoned street. They rapidly discover…

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