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April 15, 2019 at 11:41 am #1202854223This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.April 15, 2019 at 12:14 pm #1202854312
This was okay, although it had its moments, like Henry Winkler being offended by Mel Gibson. The ex-husband just showing up like that was sitcom tropey. Anthony Carrigan is still killing it this season. I agree that Bill Hader will win again, albeit we have not seen his tape yet.April 16, 2019 at 10:31 am #1202855548
Perhaps I didn’t appreciate the first season enough (need to rewatch!), but I have to say it again, I’m really loving the second season. I’m already afraid that Sarah Goldberg will have a stellar season but won’t be recognized at the Emmys.April 17, 2019 at 4:17 am #1202856214
Carrigan has had the second most screentime this season and is the funniest part of the show. Just put him in my predictionsApril 17, 2019 at 5:48 am #1202856343
After not being sold on the first two, I loved the last episode. The plot lines threaded together in a way that the previous episodes couldn’t do, and I loved the creative choices.
Bill Hader really is out of this world good and he is entirely convincing in the dramatic moments, something not a lot of comedians-turned-actors can say.
Sarah Goldberg really delivered this week too, especially in the subtler moments. I hope she keeps getting beefy material to convince the Academy to nominate her after being robbed last year.
I find myself in the minority in not loving Carrigan’s character this season. His goofiness was a lot of fun last season in small doses and largely in the background, but as the show veers heavily to dramatic territory, the over-the-top silliness doesn’t work.April 17, 2019 at 6:03 am #1202856379
I really didn’t like this show in season one and Hader was still my personal runner up for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, so now that I’m actually on board with the show, he is squarely in place to be my personal pick this season. This third episode was quite a subtle showcase for him. He is expressive in a way that few actors are, and it took me a while to come around to this show, but this role is unexpectedly perfect for him.April 21, 2019 at 1:25 pm #1202860896
This season is shaping up to be just great. There’s a mysterious quality in this show that I’m not able to describe with words but it’s something I’ve never witnessed in tv. The whole story is shown from a somehow detached and distant point of view – that’s what the direction, the cinematography and all the other technical elements suggests me -, as if things were happening in another universe and responded to a set of natural and human laws that are similar to ours but not perfectly corresponding; and yet the fact that it’s so distant makes all these characters’ feelings and inner sensations look so precise and sharp that this clarity almost frightens me.
To be honest, I don’t see too many tv show with such a big potential.April 22, 2019 at 1:23 am #1202861536This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.April 22, 2019 at 6:57 pm #1202862653
I love love loved this episode. Bill Hader is absolutely phenomenal. It’s hard to imagine that the Bill Hader we saw on SNL was this Bill Hader. He’s really disappearing into this role.
This episode was a great showcase for the cast. Henry Winkler, Sarah Goldberg, and Stephen Root all had very meaty moments. This could be either Winkler or Goldberg’s tapes. Of course, I hope that they get even better material because I love their performances.
HBO marketing this show as Comedy is absolutely shameless. Especially with the absence of Anthony Carrigan’s character (which I appreciated) this episode was purely and completely dramatic. I get that HBO has no incentive to switch this show to Drama since the show did well at the Emmys last year and Game of Thrones is its drama juggernaut, but it is getting harder and harder to make a case that this show is a comedy.April 22, 2019 at 9:03 pm #1202862766
I really hope this season increases its noms from last year. I’d love to see Goldberg and Carrington get in. And it’d be great to see the show retain writing/directing nods.April 25, 2019 at 1:19 pm #1202866642
The academy defies this kind of logic all the time and I will surely live to regret this, but I have slotted Anthony Carrigan into my predictions. We know that the industry loves the show and we know that the actors’ branch loves the show. NoHo Hank has been such a delight this season that I do not know how they could supposedly be fans of the show and not recognize him.
Sarah Goldberg was great in this episode. The contrived final twist was quite disappointing, but the rest of the episode was good and next week is apparently a knockout. Love that Barry finally dropped that he killed Moss. Maybe there will not be a Paula Newsome guest spot or does there need to be a flashback?April 28, 2019 at 2:29 pm #1202870747
Some shows in the past stretched plausibility and logic. It happened with “Weeds”, last time with “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Mr. Robot” when those characters should have been caught, safe or killed, respectively, but none of that happened at the time it logically should.
“Barry” is next as Bill Hader’s character should have been behind bars at the end of the most recent episodes. I love the show, it’s one of my favorites right now but that final development came to fruition simply to prevent Barry from getting punished. It’s justified to keep the show going but not really believable. Let’s see.April 28, 2019 at 9:36 pm #1202871333
The last episode was fantastic. It solidified that Hader deserves to win, and it actually made me want to see Root get a nomination (However, Winkler and Carrigan deserve it more). Having only two of the main characters in this episode was a risk, but it totally paid off. I predict it will rightfully be nominated for writing and directing. And the two guest actors would be very worthy of nominations based on their brilliant physical comedy. It’s worth noting though, I don’t see them getting inApril 29, 2019 at 3:00 am #1202871687
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