November 25, 2018 at 10:18 am #1202681664
An anthology series, with its 1st season’s plot being:
“Debra’s seemingly perfect life is disrupted as she falls for a handsome doctor who sweeps her into a whirlwind romance. But her handsome new beau pulls Debra into a sinister game of psychological manipulation.”
and Jean SmartNovember 25, 2018 at 10:43 am #1202681673
I feel like Connie Britton will sneak in at the Golden Globes and get a nomination. Also where did you hear the show was already cancelled?November 25, 2018 at 10:57 am #1202681681
I feel like Connie Britton will sneak in at the Golden Globes and get a nomination. Also where did you hear the show was already cancelled?
I honestly can’t find the article now, it’s like it’s vanished lol. Well, the show is anthology and will have a 2nd season.November 25, 2018 at 12:53 pm #1202681727
Julia Garner is in this??? Oh crap, I might just have to watch it now…November 25, 2018 at 1:51 pm #1202681742
Watched it. Bana and Britton are greatly cast imo tho they have no material so far. Temple is quite decent, and Garner fantastic as expected. At the time of the Globes’ noms, she’ll have been in 3 high-profile shows these past 3 months: Ozark, Maniac and this (Dirty John). If they don’t nominate her (probably for Ozark) I’ll riot, I’ll just be done. She didn’t have material in Maniac, but she already has gotten some in this one episode of DJ so far and she’s amazing in Ozark, so if she gets nommed it’ll be one of these 2, mainly Ozark. I could see Jean Smart getting some material later on too. I wonder how it plays at awards. I doubt it’ll get anything at the Globes, but so far it’s well-made, so maybe it has more to offer later on, though the limited series/movie categories are already really stacked.November 25, 2018 at 7:50 pm #1202681902
With so many actresses from the same shows competing next year, I could definitely see vote-splitting occurring with shows like Big Little Lies, Handmaid’s, and Game of Thrones, enough to the point where Garner could sneak in. Voters will definitely recognize her name more by next year’s voting for sure…November 28, 2018 at 8:48 am #1202684071
Connie Britton was great here, but ironically when I listed to the podcast awhile ago, I always pictured a Jean Smart-esque woman for Debra. A little sad she was cast as the mother here, but nonetheless, the first episode was very good.December 3, 2018 at 2:15 am #1202687921
I’m enjoying the show so far. I love Juno Temple in this role. Debra (Connie Britton) is such an annoying, unlikeable and flippant character, but the actress obviously does a gr8 job. Bana continues to have little material. I like it.December 10, 2018 at 3:32 pm #1202697162
Such a good episode. Britton still does not convince me as awards-worthy, but there are 5 eps left, so. Radical change this ep brought. It’s getting better and better.December 13, 2018 at 12:08 pm #1202700420
Loving this past week’s episode, and wish the whole series was bingeable. Britton plays Debra so well.December 17, 2018 at 3:58 am #1202703301
This ep was ok. Smart was amazing, won’t be surprised if she gets nommed for an Emmy.December 18, 2018 at 7:52 am #1202705034
This episode gave Jean Smart one of her best performances (and this is coming from someone who has seen all of her nominated work and more). She was outstanding. Too bad she likely won’t get a vehicle like this in the remaining episodes.January 15, 2019 at 9:30 am #1202735211
Overall, a great limited series. I found it to be gripping each episode. I’d say Connie Britton doesn’t stand a shot against Arquette and Adams, but she should be a contender and is a worthy lead actress nominee. Jean Smart gave the best performance in her specific episode, overall (and a career-best).January 15, 2019 at 10:46 am #1202735327
I have watched every episode thus far except the finale which is sitting on my DVR. I thought given the story it is based on, it was poorly plotted, poorly executed and that Britton got almost nothing of worth to do.
I’m all for subtle acting, but aside from a vague accent she’s done almost nothing in this show.
Bana on the other hand has given what I consider to be tour de force work and truly deserved to be acknowledged by Emmy. I also think Jean Smart has done some remarkable work in this show.
As for the characters, I’ve had a difficult time rooting for the daughters who come across as spoiled, petty and annoying the entire show. They did a poor job of trying to make these girls likable.January 15, 2019 at 11:55 am #1202735403
Writer/critic Mark Harris has summed this up perfectly. It’s a throwback to those movie of the week (Gail O’Grady or Jean Smart would’ve played Debra back in the day). I haven’t finish watching, but it’s breezy with a committed performance from Eric Bana and Connie Britton.
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