‘American Crime’ Season 3 reactions: Felicity Huffman is ‘stellar’ in second episode

Last week our readers were praisingAmerican Crime” scene-stealer Regina King, and this time around it’s Felicity Huffman that’s earning accolades. Huffman, a former Emmy winner for ABC’s comedy “Desperate Housewives” (2005), has received back-to-back nominations for the first two installments of “American Crime.” In Season 3, Episode 2 Huffman’s character Jeanette Hesby, whose family owns a struggling tomato farm, begins to wonder if something criminal is going on when 15 workers die in a fire and no one seems to care. Below, see a sampling of comments and then be sure to join the discussion in our TV forum.

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Bee: “Felicity Huffman is finally likable in this season and that’s what makes her stellar. She feels supporting but I feel like she’s gonna get her episode soon. And Regina King is superb too. I haven’t seen such a natural cast on TV in years.”

mafro987: “Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Felicity Huffman!”

pulp50: “I liked episode 2 a lot but I’m ready to start getting into the real meat of the story. Just give King the Emmy already, or Huffman idc which one. I really hope they can both get into the lead category.”

Atypical: “The angle of systemic ‘crime’ versus a single murder mystery angle is interesting to me, even though the deaths of those multiple immigrants in the fire seem to be the inciting event of the season.”

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Season 3 of “American Crime” has been a hit with critics and awards watchers, but not so much when it comes to TV ratings. That’s why Gold Derby officially deemed it STILL the best show you’re not watching. Our own Daniel Montgomery even wrote, “So what gives, America? Why are you still resisting one of TV’s most accomplished shows?”

For its first two installments, “American Crime” earned a total of 14 Emmy nominations and won twice, both for King as Best Limited Series Supporting Actress. How will Season 3 fare at this year’s Emmy Awards, especially now that King has been promoted to a lead actress alongside Huffman?

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