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    syrus80
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    A few episodes in and Laura Harrier is the weak link for me. A young Regina Hall would’ve been perfect. I can’t think of any young black actresses that currently fit that prototype either.

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    Keke Palmer or even Zendaya would have been better in the role.

    Palmer would’ve been so great! What an underrated actress!

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    Just started this. Episode 1 was solid. I didn’t at all expect some of the plot points, I was actually taken aback.

    Jeremy Pope MVP, already Emmy worthy in my opinion.

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    A few episodes in and Laura Harrier is the weak link for me. A young Regina Hall would’ve been perfect. I can’t think of any young black actresses that currently fit that prototype either.

    Its sad that you can’t think of any as there are MANY young black actresses that could have played that part.

    I would have liked to see Aja Naomi King

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    Oh Keke Palmer would of had killed the scene of the oscars in last episode.

    also, how come Jeremy pope had no issue to get into Oscar auditorium but Harrier had.

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    Its sad that you can’t think of any as there are MANY young black actresses that could have played that part.

    I would have liked to see Aja Naomi King

    I think the role called for beauty, vulnerability and a bit of sass. Many of them only have one or two of the 3 ingredients.

    Aja is a good pick though.

    KeKe Palmer has a habit of turning her characters into herself.

    Harrier was picked cause she looks like an actress from that era but they forget that they needed the girl to be able to act. I wanted to fast forward every scene she was in!

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    I second the motion for Aja Naomi King. She has that glamor and beauty needed for the role of Camille Washington. Not to mention the talents. Would have been perfect for the lead of Meg and believable “Oscar winner”

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    Um, I love Aja, but she deserves better writing.

    Emmys FYC - "Unbelievable" and "The Handmaid's Tale" in all categories; Viola Davis in Best Drama Actress for the final season of "HTGAWM;" "Ozark:" Drama Series, Laura Linney (Best Actress) and Julia Garner (Best Supporting Actress)

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    The show is quite explicit, huh. I watched three episodes yesterday, “Outlaws” was my favorite. The entire cast is really good. David Corenswet finally impressed me. Darren Criss is good with what he has but I wish he could get more screen time. Jeremy Pope steals every scene he’s in. Joe Montello is delivering impressive work. Dylan McDermott is Emmy worthy, as he is in The Politician. Holland Taylor is better than LuPone. I really like Jake Picking & Laura Harrier and finally, Jim Parsons is playing probably the most vile human being on TV in 2020. A disgusting sexual predator! He’s good in the role but I really hate seeing him on screen.

    The only bad seed is Samara Weaving, very bland and quite bad. It’s like she’s trying too hard but fails every time.

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    I think the role called for beauty, vulnerability and a bit of sass. Many of them only have one or two of the 3 ingredients.

    Aja is a good pick though.

    KeKe Palmer has a habit of turning her characters into herself.

    Harrier was picked cause she looks like an actress from that era but they forget that they needed the girl to be able to act. I wanted to fast forward every scene she was in!

    Yes, like I said…you don’t know many black actresses. Actors act….so sass and vulnerability are something you bring to table as professional actor inhabiting a role.

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    Um, I love Aja, but she deserves better writing.

    She really does. She has everything that it takes to become a major star. She’s stunning and talented

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    Done. This was an enjoyable show. While solid, it wasn’t without it’s very visible flaws. I will always respect Ryan Murphy for striving to showcase honesty, diversity and inclusion. With that said, I think this show could’ve been so much better than it actually was. My biggest issue is probably pacing, I feel like the show misses a step in it’s storytelling, especially in scenes or plot points that exude great profundity, or potential thereof. Things move from 0-100 real quick! Like… people meet and fall in love in an instant. But I cried so they win in my book.

    The show does overall stick the landing, but it wobbles it’s way towards every plot point. I felt like this needed to be a full 10-episode miniseries to flesh out the story and give us  enough time to invest in the characters journeys (this felt very plot-driven than a character focus in my opinion). Characters “downfalls” or low points didn’t feel low enough and their huge victories were great to witness but didn’t inspire much joy or excitement. What happened here is exactly what Jim Parson’s character was describing about the Meg film and how there needed to be something that gives greater motivation to Meg wanting to kill herself… that one scene with her in a room reflecting on everything she has sacrificed and lost only to not get the part in a movie. It’s missing that “thing“, those moments with characters where you get to fully invest in their motives and objectives. If we had enough of that, more screen time, more episodes… the entire Oscars sequence would’ve played out so much better.

    The dialogue was also meh and could’ve been better in moments trying to convey very serious, delicate and important issues like race relations and homosexuality. But the acting is so good, you kinda forget about many of these flaws anyways. It was overall very enjoyable and i’ll be rooting for it in Limited categories. Jim Parsons was a standout, though his character was the worst. Jeremy Pope needs to get an Emmy nomination for this! As does Dylan McDermott. Corenswet was a fine lead, though he quickly became supporting with every passing episode (his subplot with his wife was kinda unnecessary). Darren Criss was fantastic as expected, as was Joe Mantello. On the ladies side, Weaving finally came to her senses and delivered better work on the final four episodes, and washed away all that weird try hard mess she was doing on episodes 1-3. Patti LuPone got better and better, Laura Harrier has a weird and seductive way of speaking lmao but she was solid in all dramatic moments. Picking, Taylor, Reiner, Queen Latifah and Krusiec all held their own.

    I’m rooting for this to do well!

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    Jim Parsons is incredible in this.
    Totally rooting for him this year

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    I felt like this needed to be a full 10-episode miniseries to flesh out the story

    I agree on this. I can see the show being better if they have 10 episodes so that some of the plot points will have time to flesh out.

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    I watched the first two episodes and this is kind of interesting. I had started reading the book called “Full Service” by Scotty Bowers about a year ago and it was interesting to see this somewhat played out during these first two episodes. I did not recognize Dylan McDermott at first.

    I’m not sure how this will play out come Emmy nomination day.

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