August 24, 2019 at 5:49 pm #1203038309
Liked the first season, didn’t care much for the second but this latest one is my favorite season of this show by far. Anyone else feel the same?
I just love movies. And awards.August 25, 2019 at 1:00 am #1203038665
Did not know that this was out already. Why is Netflix seemingly burning off one of its biggest hits?August 25, 2019 at 9:45 am #1203039073
Regardless of what you think of the season, I do hope Dylan Minnette, Devin Druid, Alisha Boe, and Justin Prentice gets considered for Emmy nominations or at least SOME form of accolades.
Oscars 2020: I stan Joaquin Phoenix, Willem Dafoe, Alan Silvestri, and Dean Deblois.
Emmys 2020: I stan Logan Lerman, Olivia Colman, and David Harbour.
Tom Hanks and Amy Adams stan in general.August 25, 2019 at 12:50 pm #1203039301
I’m only on the third episode and the writing for this show will always be a fucking mess, but I do appreciate how the performances from the cast have improved since season 1.
FYC: Mary Kay Place in DianeAugust 26, 2019 at 5:20 am #1203040052
Did not know that this was out already. Why is Netflix seemingly burning off one of its biggest hits?
1. Because Netflix rarely understands what its doing or how to market its programs
2. They are probably worried about backlash (warranted or unwarranted) based on prior seasons.
Regardless, I found this season just as enthralling as the first two. I was talking to someone about it and we both agreed that it’s rare for shows with high school characters to actually develop characters and keep them developed over the series. We are impressed that this show has been able to do that during the course of its run.August 28, 2019 at 10:01 am #1203044595
The new girl is the absolute worst .. and where is Sheri ??? like im so confused .. im only three into the season so far and its def the worst … this dumpster fire needs to be put out of its misery …. Its sad netflix is putting time and energy into shows like this and canceling other shows that are way better.
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I finally finished this season. Not a fan of this one at all but it’s better than season 2 in my opinion. Season 1 easily is the best one thus far. Overall not a bad way to spend most of the night the past two days My ratings:
“Yeah. I’m the New Girl”: B
“If You’re Breathing, You’re a Liar”: B
“The Good Person Is Indistinguishable from the Bad”: B
“Angry, Young and Man”: B
“Nobody’s Clean”: B
“You Can Tell the Heart of a Man by How He Grieves”: B
“There Are a Number of Problems with Clay Jensen”: C
“In High School, Even on a Good Day, It’s Hard to Tell Who’s on Your Side”: C
“Always Waiting for the Next Bad News”: C
“The World Closing In”: B
“There Are a Few Things I Haven’t Told You”: B
“And Then the Hurricane Hit”: B
“Let the Dead Bury the Dead”: C+August 28, 2019 at 10:42 am #1203044689
After finishing this, I still maintain that it was a mess overall, but easily the strong point of this season was Devin Druid’s performance. Tyler’s arc was great in this season, and the scene where he tells Clay about the assault was one of the series’ best. Most of the other performances were decent with a few standouts, but overall wasn’t a huge fan.
FYC: Mary Kay Place in DianeAugust 28, 2019 at 5:40 pm #1203045378
Definitely hurting without Katherine Langford. Guest Actress nomination for Kate Walsh’s performance in Episode 10? Just couldn’t get on board with the season revolving around a redemption story for Bryce Walker.August 29, 2019 at 10:51 am #1203046400
I can’t believe they wrote a redemption arc for a serial rapist.September 9, 2019 at 11:02 am #1203065696
I just can’t shake off that finale – it honestly upset me, which is not exclusively positive or negative. The whole progression of Monty’s arc has just affected me in a way that I never expected. What he did to Tyler and several other people is inexcusable and downright disgusting, but he did NOT deserve to end like this. Everyone pinning the murder on him and then pretending that everything’s fine… Ehm, what the actual…? How is that okay? If they hadn’t included Winston’s scene towards the end, I would loathe this episode so much. They honestly did Monty (and I mean his character) dirty with this finale; they should’ve at least shown us his death scene. And I have such conflicting feelings though because, on the other hand, I felt horrible for Monty for having to live with his homophobic father. He built up internalized homophobia and channeled it in the worst way possible – and that’s what breaks my heart. I think Winston would have brought out the best in him, but we never got to see that. I just want to say that Timothy Granaderos is the most underrated actor on this show, because he played this part to perfection this season.
On the other hand, they dedicated an entire season to redeeming a serial rapist. Yes, everyone deserves a chance to change blah blah blah, but Bryce’s turn-around felt way too abrupt after his disgusting behavior in the second season. I didn’t feel sorry for him, root for him to get better or wish him any good luck, because nothing about that storyline was believable. The only good thing that came of it was an outstanding performance by Brenda Strong. I’m just furious that Bryce gets this extensive arc, while they toss out Monty – a likewise broken, messed up soul – like garbage. No thank you. They better rectify this in season 4.
As you see, I still very much enjoy this show. Regardless of how good or bad it is – and my god, it can be bad – it gets me thinking, which I can’t say about certain other shows. I can’t recap my overall feelings about S3 because I have way too much to say, but I will say that Devin Druid is seriously Emmy-worthy, as are Brandon Flynn, Granaderos, Dylan Minnette, Brenda Strong and Kate Walsh in her lovely guest turn. Alisha Boe is great as well, but she’s inconsistent. Just because they’re on a lesser show doesn’t attenuate their performances or make them less worthy than any of this year’s nominees. These gals have a much harder job, because they have to elevate wishy-washy material.
Oscar FYC - Lupita Nyong'o & Elisabeth Moss ("Us") - Best Actress & Supporting Actress. It must happen; otherwise the Tethered are coming.
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