November 30, 2020 at 2:44 am #1203884158
All episodes were released in the UK too, so I binged all of them yesterday. I ended up loving this show. Mostly because it reminds me of my early working years following graduation in London. Watching it in one sitting is quite intense and anxiety-inducing but I enjoyed overall. Myha’la Herrold is great here- I hope for a second season but, if not, that this leads to more visibility for her.November 30, 2020 at 6:03 am #1203884227
I think this show is really good, not as great as Succession but surely better than other contents that are being taken more seriously like Perry Mason, Ratched, The Boys and P-ValleyNovember 30, 2020 at 10:56 pm #1203886322
Myha’la Herrold was really great in episode 4.December 1, 2020 at 3:55 am #1203886519
Fourth episode was incredible. It was everything that I hoped for since the pilot. After the last two mehhhh episodes, I think this finally revealed what the show’s all about and what its potential really is. This is where the critics stopped watching, so maybe things drastically improve upwards until the end. I’m annoyed that HBO MAX dropped the rest of the season and everyone can’t benefit from that, but whatever. I’ll still play along for the next six weeks. Please don’t spoil the rest of the season for the weekly watchers. Kind request. Thanks.December 7, 2020 at 3:56 pm #1203901508
Episode Title: “Learned Behaviour”
Synopsis: As Pierpoint is shaken by a former employee’s scathing exposé, Eric goes off-site for the day, prompting an unauthorized Gus to cover trades from his desk; Harper maneuvers her way into a meeting with one of Eric’s coveted, disgruntled ex-clients; following Robert’s successful first business trip, Clement treats him to a special outing; Yasmin works her connections to land a major client meeting.
Discuss.December 8, 2020 at 9:17 am #1203903263
This was back to similar past episodes where things happened that you don’t know why they’re happening or given any context for. The ensemble delivers regardless, but the writing is another issue. Meh.December 10, 2020 at 10:11 am #1203908759
Even though I like the show I’m surprised to see it being renewed as it doesn’t have a huge audience.December 10, 2020 at 11:07 am #1203908963
I’m excited that they are giving this show another year to fully develop. Herrold is a star! I’m hoping the show raises the stakes, finds a balance and continues having the difficult conversations.December 10, 2020 at 7:34 pm #1203910147
I’m genuinely surprised at the renewal news. I thought that the low ratings would kill it. I’m guessing the streaming numbers must be stronger. I’ll take a wild guess that all the Pierpoint interns get hired full-time now lol.December 11, 2020 at 3:40 pm #1203912921
I was also surprised about renewal. After watching finale. There were some surprising turns. Will see how show develops in season 2. I did get confused with some wording in last episode.December 14, 2020 at 3:07 pm #1203920206
Episode Title: “Nutcracker”
Synopsis: Sex, drugs, and secrets light up Pierpoint’s annual holiday party, where Maxim’s unexpected arrival aggravates tensions between Yasmin and Kenny; Greg finds himself in a painful predicament after partying a little too hard with Robert and Usman; after confiding in Daria, Harper is blindsided by a meeting with Sara, the president of the London office.
Discuss.December 15, 2020 at 5:29 am #1203921738
The infamous Christmas party episode! I was expecting more infamy, TBH. Kinda surprised that Eric’s gone, or is he? The editing in this episode was weird, but other than that, I’m excited for the last two episodes.December 15, 2020 at 6:42 am #1203921908
I finished the season once they dropped every episode and I find it decent or more precisely, promising. Before watching, I had the impression it’s going the Succession route, but it’s more of a workplace drama, which worked fine but would love to see the show going deeper next season. I also assumed it’s a niche show, a description I wouldn’t use after finishing the season.
The twist in the first episode works, but the character managed to achieve some sort of touchstone that’s missing from the rest of the season. Also, even though it focuses on a small group of people, it still feels like not everyone was explored enough. Gus is an example of a character that had a promising introduction but got lost afterwards, making for a messy storyline.
I had problems with how a certain event was dealt with in the finale, but once again, if anything, the season was promising for what’s yet to come. Whenever that happens.December 21, 2020 at 7:03 am #1203936744
Looks like the last two episodes are being burned off tonight.
Episode Title: “Pre-Crisis Activity”
Synopsis: Reduction in Force Day looms, so the graduates do whatever it takes to secure final recommendations from their superiors and solidify vital client relationships. At a dinner party hosted by Yasmin and Sebastian, resentment and jealousy bubble to the surface. Harper divulges confidential company business.
Episode Title: “Reduction in Force”
Synopsis: The graduates take vastly different approaches as they stand before senior management to prove they’re worthy of permanent positions after a tumultuous few months at Pierpoint. Following an unexpected meeting with a familiar face, Harper contends with a decision that could transform the culture at the bank. Season Finale.
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