December 27, 2015 at 11:52 pm #366533
Reviews are somewhat mixed for Season 1 of “Flesh and Bone” — 60% on Rotten Tomatoes and 59 on Metacritic — but it’s getting major awards attention, including:
Best Limited Series and Best Limited Actress noms at the Golden Globes
Best Limited Actress nom at Critics’ Choice Awards
Best Long Form Original nom at WGA Awards
So … who’s right? The critics or the awards? And what are your thoughts on Season 1 of the Starz mini?December 28, 2015 at 12:24 am #366535
GG noms.==Paid by Starz.
Critics Choice==Half eligibility period. Lack of eligible contenders. Really, if you’re competing in a genre where The Wiz got five nominations, you shouldn’t take yourself so seriously.
WGA==Again. Dreadful and cringeworthy category. They awarded Deliverance Creek last year. Sigh. I don’t know why they still divide Longform into two categories when there isn’t obviously any awardworthy material out there.
A good show but a big, fat category fraud.December 28, 2015 at 3:06 am #366536
Mixed reviews? I have only seen negative ones. But I watched it since some forum members were fans of it, but I was very disappointed by the lack of actual ballet shown in the show. The lead actress – I felt – was not that good at ballet (even though she is a professional ballet dancer) and just didnt buy the premise of her being that amazing ballet dancer (the actress playing Kirra was much better at dancing).
The nominations for GG is not that surprising since both Emmy and GG are usually nominating Starz shows in the Mini-series category and since Hey is a professional ballet dancer crossing into acting, she is perfect for GG voters (a lot of them are also wannabee actors, former models trying to be actresses). Lets not forget a former supermodel (also Starz show) and a singer are nominated for Best Actresses as well.
I agree with Emmy Runner that the Critics didnt have much to choose from in that category. They even nominated Children´s End, which also got panned by TV critics. Lol.
And WGA – well, look who wrote that show. Moira Walley-Beckett, the writer of Breaking Bad´s Ozymandias, who is also a 5th time nominee of the WGA and everyone was really looking forward to that show, just because it was written by her.
However I really liked the main title design and it was great to see Damon Herriman back on the screen (who was killed off to soon on Justified) and I liked the Kirra and Daphne characters (good dancers). If Sarah Hey should be nominated for an Emmy and tapes still matter somehow, she should submit the third episode, which shows her first dancing in the stripclub. A very powerful scene.December 28, 2015 at 4:58 pm #366537
I watched Flesh and Bone in it’s entirety.
Loved the first episode, loathed the second episode, hate-watched the third, fourth and fifth but then, in episode six, it grew on me. The finale, in particular, was a phenomenal hour of television.
When the series focused on ballet and the blood, sweat and tears involved, it was gripping. Everything else was just a hot mess, particularly all the V.C. Andrews inspired melodrama and any scene involving Flesh and Bone’s own version of The Fisher King.
As far as performances go, Sarah Hay was serviceable, Ben Daniels chewed the scenery, and the most noticeable name in the cast, Tovah Feldshuh had absolutely nothing to do.
Flesh and Bone may go down in my books as the most confounding series of 2015. It had promise and delivered a good penultimate episode and one helluva finale, but getting there was painful and at times laughable. I haven’t unintentionally laughed out loud at a series in eons.December 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm #366538
I don’t like the show very much, but Sarah Hay & Ben Daniels were consistently fantastic. They deserve all the recognition they get.