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    M: The Original
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    Already finished the series. I love this show.

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    Although Michaela Coel is very obviously and very deservedly getting the bulk of the attention for this show, I can’t stress enough how much I’m loving Paapa Essiedu and especially Weruche Opia. Essiedu is building such a quiet and complex character that you can feel the force of his past (a past we largely haven’t even seen) in his moments of silence and understand that we are in the midst of watching him come to terms with a lifetime of not bad decisions, but misinformed ideas of intimacy and sexuality. Opia is playing every single note of this character perfectly in her balance of riding for her friends while trying to contemplate the way it affects her own well-being, and she can just as easily make me laugh out loud and pivoting moments later to remind me that she is the heart of the show. Last night’s episode especially drove home just how important Terry and Kwame’s stories are to this series, and how their plots converge with Arabella’s main arc in a seamless manner.

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    I think Coel is getting in at the Globes. Despite the viewership of the show (which I prematurely used to  dismiss the show’s award chances) the buzz for her on both sides of the Atlantic is surreal. Had she been eligible this year I actually think she could have made it into the Actress line up.

    FYC OSCARS : VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", GLENN CLOSE FOR "HILLBILLY ELEGY", ANTHONY HOPKINS FOR "THE FATHER", CHADWICK BOSEMAN FOR "MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM", PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY).

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    Although Michaela Coel is very obviously and very deservedly getting the bulk of the attention for this show, I can’t stress enough how much I’m loving Paapa Essiedu and especially Weruche Opia. Essiedu is building such a quiet and complex character that you can feel the force of his past (a past we largely haven’t even seen) in his moments of silence and understand that we are in the midst of watching him come to terms with a lifetime of not bad decisions, but misinformed ideas of intimacy and sexuality. Opia is playing every single note of this character perfectly in her balance of riding for her friends while trying to contemplate the way it affects her own well-being, and she can just as easily make me laugh out loud and pivoting moments later to remind me that she is the heart of the show. Last night’s episode especially drove home just how important Terry and Kwame’s stories are to this series, and how their plots converge with Arabella’s main arc in a seamless manner.

    Opia was phenomenal in last night’s episode. Such questionable motives and pisspoor execution. Somewhat closed-minded. She was ugly with the character but in a very innocent, mostly blameless way.

    Edit: by “last night,” I mean episode 7.

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    Is it a one and done kind of thing? Like, official?

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    Is it a one and done kind of thing? Like, official?

    As of right now this is a limited series.

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    Is it a one and done kind of thing? Like, official?

    The show’s official insta account posted something yesterday (or the day before?) and in the comment section they responded to someone and hinted that they’re hoping to expand the show into a second series (or “season” if you’re in the US like me.)

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    I finished the series last week and can’t stop thinking about that powerful finale. Beautiful and moving. I understand how some people could find divisive but after reading some Michaela interviews it’s just the perfect end for this show and the things that happened in her life. It’s deserve to explode in nominations and wins.

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    Just finished the season and although I might not feel as hyped as others, that was a great piece of television, with ups and downs and a terrific finale. I’m convinced Coel at the very least has a secured Emmy nomination.

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    I hope this sweeps the winter awards and that the bore of Perry Mason gets shut out in favour of it. I mean this is the best programme on television this year!

    Just finished the season and although I might not feel as hyped as others, that was a great piece of television, with ups and downs and a terrific finale. I’m convinced Coel at the very least has a secured Emmy nomination.

    I fucking hope so. Although considering the viewership of the show is lower than non starters like Years and Years I am worried.

    FYC OSCARS : VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", GLENN CLOSE FOR "HILLBILLY ELEGY", ANTHONY HOPKINS FOR "THE FATHER", CHADWICK BOSEMAN FOR "MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM", PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY).

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    Episode Title: “Line Spectrum Border”

    Synopsis: Reeling from a demoralizing development in the investigation, Arabella hatches a risky plan to “spark joy”—and convinces an adverse Terry to bankroll it. Still navigating the fallout of his own assault, Kwame challenges himself to explore the full spectrum of his sexuality.

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    Episode Title: “Social Media Is a Great Way to Connect”

    Synopsis: Arabella’s bloated social media presence finds her more glued to her phone than ever, perpetually internalizing the stress of her followers. At a Halloween “paint and wine” organized by Terry, Kwame opens up to the girls about his recent sexual experiment—and Arabella’s reaction lands her in an emergency session with Carrie.

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    Just binged the whole thing again. I can’t believe people in the US have had to wait a week between episodes. The rewatch reaffirmed to me that this is essential viewing. We need a Michaela acting-writing-directing sweep.

    For Your Consideration:

    Best International Feature: Instinct (The Netherlands)
    Best Actress: Carice van Houten (Instinct)

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    HBO should have doubled up on the episodes, at least. It’s bad enough sending them to death-zone Monday nights, but the week-long wait is ridiculous, especially when it’s already aired in U.K. I watched this by “other means,” which I shouldn’t have had to do with a better rollout.

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    Just watched ep 9 and 10 and honestly, this is truly remarkable show. Especially ep 9 “Social Media Is a Great Way to Connect” was uncompromising but in a way that didn’t feel manipulative. She really knows how to held her characters accountable. But she is dropping those truth bombs in a deeply empathic way. For a show that so easily could choose “us vs them” narrative while discussing various topics, she often challanges that binary thinking in the most unexpected ways.

    I mean ep 10, my godness, that was just terrific and heartbreaking.

    I think this is going to be my number one show this year.
    Sorry She-Ra!

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