‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ forum reactions: Emmy buzz grows for ‘strong pilot that immediately hooked me’

Feud: Bette and Joan” premiered to rave reviews this week, and our readers are currently dishing Ryan Murphy‘s new limited series in our TV forums. The FX program stars Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis and Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford during the chaotic filming of the campy movie “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” Be sure to join the discussion right now, where our forum posters are also buzzing about the show’s Emmy Awards chances.

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patsymalone: “My expectations were met and I was more than impressed. Going by the pilot, I would choose Lange for the Emmy. But let’s wait and see what’s in store with the next episodes.”

Atypical: “Livingggg! Strong pilot that immediately hooked me into where things will go this season. It’s more insular that I expected it to be. That’s not a problem for me or what I’m guessing the audience is for this, but it’s no ‘People vs. O.J.'”

Hunterbergfeld: “I really enjoyed this! I thought it was hilarious with great performances. I enjoyed Lange more than Sarandon, but they were both great. Alfred Molina was great but Stanley Tucci was even better.”

SouthernManz: “Jessica owned the first episode. Susan’s time will come. Judy Davis was brilliant.”

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lovelylovely: “Just finished the first episode- WOW. It exceeded my expectations! I had always thought Susan Sarandon looked like Bette Davis, but seeing her act the part really solidified it for me.”

Alex B.: “Lange and Sarandon have done their homework. These are two very full performances, emotionally. Sarandon has Davis’s aggressive shuffling walk down, as well as the downturned mouth, the biting-off of consonants.”

Courtney Smith: “Loved the episode. I was a little worried since the marketing wasn’t grabbing me, but I really loved the first episode. Jessica Lange was actually making me quite emotional.”

unbb24: “I love the pilot episode. They recreated the glamorous Old Hollywood and I’m expecting a lot of Emmy nominations for the show in the technical and craft categories.”

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