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  • Sasha
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    I was wrong about her being too understated. She’s just right. Compared to her Foy is basically sleeping the whole season of The Crown. My TOP3 is basically Monaghan and then very close are tied Coon and Moss. If either one of them (or Sleepella) wins I’ll be more than satisfied. And next season they don’t have a chance.It’ll be Sleepella’s last season, Coon is out and Moss will have to wait another year because Clonella is getting her very deserving goodbye Emmy.

    What about Eva Green?

    She makes my personal TOP5 but I have already given up any hope to see her getting nominated… but maybe they’re gonna surprise me and give her make-up nomination for snubbing her last year? Oh who am I kidding they are too fucking stupid for that… they have to nominate Wright, Henson and Davis, duh! Barfing insdie right now.

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    Riley
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    Tried to watch the finale in advance, but I fell asleep during both attempts.  Still have not finished, although it sounds solid.  I linked The A.V. Club because I think that buzz and the season have fallen off a bit and I wonder if we are in a bubble here with our commitment to the show.

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    pulp50
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    Tried to watch the finale in advance, but I fell asleep during both attempts. Still have not finished, although it sounds solid. I linked The A.V. Club because I think that buzz and the season have fallen off a bit and I wonder if we are in a bubble here with our commitment to the show.

    I’ve seen a shit ton of reviews, think pieces and what not about the finale and season.

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    I think there was a general consensus that the Luke and Nick episodes either didn’t work or were total failures depending on who you ask. Because they aired right after a run of episodes that were strong but not at the heights of the very first few, people perceived a slump. This perception was compounded by wariness on the part of many book readers about the show’s decision to run as a series and not a limited series, expanding beyond Atwood’s source material. Since both of these episodes were largely book deviations, this exacerbated that worry. I think the last two episodes restored faith among most viewers but hard to say. Sometime the perception of a dip in quality can take hold and drown out all other narratives (see a more extreme example in Mr. Robot, Season 2).

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    pulp50
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    I loved the Luke episode especially and really enjoyed the Nick episode as well, no idea why people don’t enjoy those as much. They brought some much needed depth to some supporting characters and Luke’s brought us to a different part of the shows universe that was really interesting. Obviously the show has to stray from the source material, we knew that going into it so why would that make people upset?

    Great finale as well, but not the best episode of the season. I can’t imagine anyone watching this and still somehow picking Foy over Moss. No one is even close to Moss this year besides Coon who won’t be nominated. Strahovski should be nominated as well but I’m not going to predict her. Ann Dowd arranging a stoning in this episode brought back some good Leftovers season 1 memories huh?

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    Personally, I really liked the Luke episode but wasn’t very impressed with the Nick one. Especially because I had been excited about the prospect of seeing Jezebel’s all season and it kind of fell flat.

    I honestly don’t really think it is going to be that tight of a race. I think Moss is way out ahead.

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    Riley
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    Given the tone and pacing of the show and its lack of twists, I do not see this show keeping the water-cooler hot on a long-term basis.  Even if it gets nominated this year, I do not see it coming back next year.  I agree that Moss is far out front though.

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    I could see this turning into an Empire situation. Hot new spring show not tested by industry precursors with popular female lead who gets nominated but the rest of the show is almost entirely shut out and everybody only predicted because they were high on hype.

    I hope that isnt what happens though

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    Riley
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    There is a prestige factor here, but perhaps that is offset by visibility issues.

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    Hopefully This Is Us, being a popular network show as well will be the next empire, and not this. I’m still fairly confident it will at least get something besides Moss. Not 100% positive about series but I’m going to predict it for sure, and if the quality holds up next year I think it’ll just continue to grow. It doesn’t have to be a water cooler show to do well at awards.

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    Good freaking God, I love this show. That finale was beyond. I love Claire Foy, but no one should be beating Elisabeth Moss this year (except Carrie Coon, but that’s a bridge to cross after nominations are announced). This show is the perfect example of “show, don’t tell,” almost to a degree that it allows you to analyze every shot, every conversation from a million different angles alone. Scenes like Nick cupping June’s belly and making eye contact with Serena Joy or the entire final sequence allow you to look at what’s happening from six different angles, and the show never goes out of its way to clarify what’s really happening. Probably because it is a little of both. So many incredible scenes in this episode alone: the aforementioned Nick/June/Serena Joy sequence in the kitchen, Serena Joy’s brutal slap (I literally jumped in my seat) and the following “You think I prayed for this?” from June, the non-stoning…

    I liked the Luke and Nick episodes just fine and I’m in the boat of viewers who liked exploring the world outside of June’s perspective in Gilead. I like the way every story is set up for next year, even as our main character is headed toward literally God knows what. Pairing up Luke and Moira will be a great move, hopefully. Such a great ensemble. What the fuck more can be said about Moss? Great episode for Strahovski – I know she’s the “villain,” but she conveys a pain in her face that doesn’t make me entirely hate her entirely. Dowd was also great here – Aunt Lyfdia flashback episode bext season, please! I’m also really liking some of the minor characters that were built up throughout the season like Rita and the handmaid who gives June her first Mayday mission. I loved loved LOVED this season and I cannot wait to see where we’re headed next!

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    Finally I’m able to log back in. This forum’s procedures are crazy. Oh, and I see I have 0 posts, so I guess the other account I have which I thought was this one is just lost forever. Oh well.

    Anyway, the show of the year is now also the bestselling novel of the year on Amazon, edging past Thirteen Reasons Why. So no, there is not some ‘bubble’ of only this forum caring about it.

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