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    I thought Holland Taylor had the best performance after watching it so I’m not surprised she got in over LuPone.

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    It’s a great show to binge watch. Ryan Murphy’s melodramatic popcorn fodder has never been my taste, so me actually getting invested in “Hollywood” was something.

    The fact that Holland Taylor and Dylan McDermott got Emmy nominations means the voters actually watched every episode of this show. Their knockout performances got them those nominations.

    Jim Parsons is the obvious MVP. I have him winning the Emmy easily. It’s just that type of role. 9 Emmy nominations and 4 career wins is quite a feat. I’m glad he is making a name for himself after The Big Bang Theory.

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    Parsons was doing some sort of Jim Carrey parody in this. Definitely a name check nomination.

    Taylor deserved her nomination.

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    Parsons was doing some sort of Jim Carrey parody in this. Definitely a name check nomination. Taylor deserved her nomination.

    I thought Parsons was good as his character, although I have a feeling it might’ve been a bit stereotypical of a characterization and mannerisms.

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    Parsons was doing some sort of Jim Carrey parody in this. Definitely a name check nomination.

    Not at all, Parsons is the MVP of the show between the fandom as well. He is consciously over the top, but so is everybody else, Joe Mantello and Dylan McDermott are the other two very praised and loved performances. The three of them made the show for me. Patti LuPone and Holland Taylor had good moments, but the former was too cringe at times, while the latter had not enough storyline on her own, when she did, she was amaizng and much better than LuPone, her scenes with McDermott were very good and their couple has a lot of supporters.

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    Honestly I’m left thinking of all the things you could do with a premise like this. What if the blacklist was stopped and the HUAAC was defunded? What if there was more roles and acceptance for disabled people in Hollywood? More acceptance for women directors. Then again, this is the first season so we’ll see what happens next.

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    I thought Holland Taylor had the best performance after watching it so I’m not surprised she got in over LuPone.

    For me, Joe Mantello is the MVP closely followed by Holland Taylor and Michelle Krusiec. So happy that Taylor got and Emmy. LuPone was the louder performance and among the best performers as well (actually all the senior actors in the series are good and Emmy-worthy). How I wished Mantello got in as well. Outlaws would have been a winning tape,

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    Starting on the binge today! Hopefully, this will go quickly. Lots of work to do before the Emmy telecast. More updates later…

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    As someone who finished it, I can say that the first episode will try your patience harder than the rest, as you have to spend a lot of time with Corenswet. Thing improve as it goes on as you start seeing more and more of the veteran actors, who are the main reason to watch (although Pope and Picking are also very good in my opinion).

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    I’m through the first two episodes. A revisionist take on the Golden Age of Hollywood genuinely excites me, but the young cast so far is a strugglebus. I’m not familiar with any of them really beyond Darren Criss, who is fine so far. David Corenswet, yeah, I don’t get what he’s doing here beyond being a tall block of wood, and he’s the Juilliard graduate! Maybe he’s brilliant on stage doing “Hamlet,” but this ain’t it. Jeremy Pope, on the other hand, intrigues me. He doesn’t feel quite lead yet, but hopefully that will change. These women, yikes. The veterans are doing their best to enliven the middling material, so yay to Patti LuPone, Joe Mantello, and Holland Taylor for being the pros that they are! I can see why Jim Parsons has been singled out so much. His first scene was shocking. I’m glad he’s not being typecast post-Sheldon and has found a nice lane for himself in dramatic work. The MVP right now for me is Dylan McDermott lol. No shade at all, since I think he got a raw deal in “The Practice” heydays when big acting roles from Franz, Chiklis, and Gandolfini were celebrated under the tape system and consistently won over straight man roles, and then the moment he’s done, Spader strolls in and wins Emmys for the groundwork that McDermott laid down. But let’s not revisit that dark era of Emmy history. Maybe he could have been nodded more or even won one under the popular vote, who’s to say? I kinda like this character actor route McDermott’s taken with Murphy on this and “AHS.” It feels like he’s the only one in the room who’s in on the secret that this is all pulp nonsense and makes the most of that by having fun and stealing scenes. Very glad he managed an Emmy nomination despite the odds! Back to it…

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    I think Hollywood’s plot is actually really solid. Each episode is paced well and the writing is good, too. I really think that Joe Mantello was the MVP. His performance was by far the most honest, and he had great material to work with. I would not have nominated McDermott; he’s a good actor, but this is not a nomination-worthy role. As I think about it more, I understand why Taylor was nominated. She gave a really nuanced performance, which sometimes goes unappreciated.

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    Finished! First, Laura Harrier should have her SAG card revoked, b/c she was horrible for no good reason, like B-roll footage was used instead of her real performance. Her awfulness severely undercut the historic value of what Camille’s Oscar win signified, so I was completely taken out of the finale’s lengthy Oscar ceremony. The mix of including real Oscar nominees and winners of 1947 along with the “Meg” winners worked until it didn’t. Just do a full fictional sweep instead of Celeste Holm losing for “Gentleman’s Agreement,” but Edmund Gwenn winning for “Miracle on 34th Street,” etc. #JusticeforDorothyMcGuire lol! That made my skin crawl. I think the revisionist film history angle was genuinely inspired, but the young cast didn’t have the gravitas necessary to carry it through to the end. Corenswet was more lead than Pope was, but Pope outacted that block of wood left and right. Holland Taylor was superb, but Patti LuPone should have been right beside her in the Emmy nominations. Joe Mantello was another snub, but I think he missed out b/c of the showier supporting male turns here. Jim Parsons went full-on villain, and I was stunned by how committed and believable he was. I already know he’s adept at drama when given the chance, but not quite like this. Not sure if Henry’s redemption arc was completely earned, but okay. I get Parsons’s frontrunner status now. My MVP was DYLAN EFFIN’ MCDERMOTT! He got the “camp” note of the proceedings, while everyone else was in silly “prestige” mode. It served him well in the end, as this is some of the best character work he’s ever done. I was also thrilled to see Queen Latifah get some nice scenes as Hattie McDaniel. She wasn’t all that challenged, but it was good to see regardless. This reminded me of that biopic that Mo’Nique kept talking about for years, but it never came to fruition with her sad Hollywood blackballing. She would have been amazing in this role! Lively binge despite the middle’s poor pacing problems, and Harrier’s and Weaving’s deplorable line readings. It didn’t rise to the occasion of Outstanding Limited Series, but I don’t regret binging this work for its hopeful look at racial, gender, and sexual inclusivity in a “golden era” that was severely lacking in all respects.

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    After thinking the premiere was a dreadful episode, I decided to return and finishing Hollywood. Mantello, Holland, LuPone really elevated the level. Corensweet was my least favorite part of the show so probably the reason I hated the first episode. There were great moments and it was a funny binge-watching, captivating. But need to say that Feud did a better job in some aspects than this show. Just compare the Oscar episodes for both series…

    Parson was good but just awful the way they finish his arc. Awful.

    Pope and Picking are so cute together.

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    Mentioning Edmund Gwenn, I’m certain the only reason they didn’t have Corenswet beat him is because Miracle on 34th Street is such a popular and beloved classic and Murphy knew that people would be pissed if he made him lose in this story.

    And I can’t agree more about Harrier. Corenswet has his bad moments, but he’s mostly just bland. Harrier’s acting is so bad it really makes you wonder what was going on in her brain when the camera was rolling. Her supposedly brilliant audition consists of her looking constipated.

    Let’s Go Bucks

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