September 13, 2017 at 8:53 am #1202211753
The pilot was good but what they mostly did is introduce the world and characters. I hope I will get hooked by the second episode.September 17, 2017 at 11:26 pm #1202216663
Another very good episodeSeptember 17, 2017 at 11:30 pm #1202216668
Im loving this more than I thoughtSeptember 26, 2017 at 8:16 pm #1202224517
This episode was fascinating. Gyllanhaal is bringing her A game and Domonique Fishback is fantastic as well. Garry Carr is also great.October 1, 2017 at 11:54 pm #1202228027
Another very good episode.
While not my favorite show, it is probably the most consistent on TV. I have gave every episode so far a B+. And while it hasn’t had any extraordinary episode, at least its reliable, which is more than I can say for some recent Emmy winners.
I was wondering when Simons would introduce a gay character, and he dropped a bunch in this episode. I’m also getting gay vibes form Domonique Fishback’s characters.
Speaking of Fishback, she is great in this and deserves more material. I hope she gets more.
Maggie Gyllanahaal is once again the MVP and this could be her tape. She gives such a deep, layered performance. I wouldn’t be pissed if she won the globe over Moss. This should honestly be her show. I like the sprawling story but the show would be better if it were just her.
I don’t like Franco in this. He is so gross. I don’t care for his story even though I love the college dropout actress.
I also really like the reporter character, Natalie Paul is very good.
The storylines I like most are with Candy, Sandra, CC, Darlene, and Abby.
I really like this show. Also, it was great seeing Kazan again.
My Grade: B+October 4, 2017 at 6:26 am #1202229687
A very consistent, fascinating show but like all Simon shows it feels like these first episodes were exposition to set up the world with very little plot movement. Which is fine if the pay off is worth it like in The Wire and not masturbatory like Treme often felt. I am getting a vibe from both sides of the aisle so far but trying to remain optimistic since The Wire is my favorite drama ever and Treme at its worst was still solid. I just can’t help letting my expectations get a little too high whenever Simon is involved.
Pretty much everyone on this show in nailing their part although I don’t think there necessarily needs to be more or less of anyone at this point. Other than the pimps. I could do with less of them as their roles are starting to feel recursive. I tend to enjoy when Franco’s character(s) are on screen the most but I haven’t yet turned on him like so many others it would seem.
Lastly, saw the fat guy dying mid blow job when they were walking up the stairs. You knew it was happening.October 9, 2017 at 2:04 pm #1202233386
I absolutely loved the last episode. It was by far the best of the season. Every scene was memorable and important. The ensemble on the show is amazing. This should be winning SAG, and if it gets nominated I wouldn’t count it out. Domonique Fishback continues to be great and Maggie continues to be the MVP. Her scene with Method Man was absolutely amazing. This is her tape. Method Man was surpisingly very good. Chris Coy was great and I absoltely love his character. The diologue is so impressive. It’s deep but it always feels natural and it never feels forced. There are so many characters that feel like they are already bound to become iconic. I love the white pimp with the long hair, everything he says is hilarious. I also really love the scenes between Darlene and the college girl. Their is so much in there. This was an amazing episode.
My grade: AOctober 10, 2017 at 6:50 am #1202234003
Just watch all of the episodes. The last one was spectacular. What an exceptional ensemble.October 15, 2017 at 11:03 pm #1202238193
This show is really getting great, just gets better as it goes. This is probably one of the best ensembles on tv right now, Franco and especially Gyllenhaal are great as the leads, and the supporting cast is definitely great as well. I’ve really liked Dominique Fishback, Chris Coy, Margarita Levieva, and Gbenga Akkinagbe. David Krumholtz was also very good in this last episode, and the stories are really starting to unfold.
Next week is the penultimate episode of the season, I wonder if this show will be like the wire, where this episode is the biggest episode of the season and the finale is sort of a cool down episode.October 16, 2017 at 8:04 am #1202238413
The last two have definitely been the standouts of an already excellent season. Can’t wait to see the final two.
Still undecided how I think this will fare on the awards circuit. I am pretty sure it is getting decent ratings and have seen a moderate amount of coverage but I think it’s safe to say this hasn’t really “broken out” into the general population. Plus, particularly the Emmys, have proven time and time again that they don’t care for David Simon.October 16, 2017 at 1:05 pm #1202238604
Currently my favorite drama of the season above OITNB, Twin Peaks, and Game of Thrones.October 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm #1202238676
I’m not sure if I want to start watching this show yet. I am worried that it might be too heavy, slow-paced, and dreary. Do you guys feel that at all when you’re watching, or does it pick up really quick and is even fun at times?October 16, 2017 at 2:39 pm #1202238688
I’m not sure if I want to start watching this show yet. I am worried that it might be too heavy, slow-paced, and dreary. Do you guys feel that at all when you’re watching, or does it pick up really quick and is even fun at times?
It is extremely captivating and fascinating. I’ve never been bored watching it. I highly recommend it.October 17, 2017 at 1:24 am #1202239178
This is definitely my favorite new drama so far, and probably my 2md favorite overall after Twin Peaks so far, but I’m sure a few more shows will pass it. I don’t think this show will do well on the awards circuit at all, especially the emmys. I think it’s best chances there will be in craft categories.
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