September 7, 2018 at 11:59 am #1202625797
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Premiers September 14, 2018.September 7, 2018 at 12:08 pm #1202625805
I was terrified she had died! Thinking it said Maya Rudolph forever.September 13, 2018 at 10:11 am #1202631136
After two first mixed reviews (60-60), Forever get 77 on Metacritic with 8 reviews.September 13, 2018 at 2:35 pm #1202631384
79, Washington Post gave 100.September 14, 2018 at 8:27 am #1202631907
Has nobody else watched this yet? I’m two episodes in, and what a twist!! They totally had been hinting at it in all the marketing but I did not see it coming. Fred is good, but Maya is absolutely amazing.September 14, 2018 at 8:52 am #1202631921
I’ve never liked Armisen outside SNL sketches and comedy cameos and I’m not a fan of him in Forever. Rudolph is indeed the true star of the show.September 14, 2018 at 9:33 am #1202631951
Armisen’s style is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, but I love him in Portlandia. I’ve yet to watch Forever, though.September 14, 2018 at 9:53 am #1202631965
Armisen is just too weird to take seriously which I feel like we’re supposed to for the most part? Idk this show is still trying to find its tone after the 2 episodes I watched. I do like it though, there’s a lot of potential and Rudolph is great. This show really is really a mix of the writers and stars other shows. Like Master of None mixed with Portlandia with a pinch of The Good Place. So far it feels like those 3 shows put together and not like its own thing so I’m hoping that changes soon.September 14, 2018 at 10:25 am #1202631979
I have binge watched all the episodes. Maya Rudolph is indeed the VIP. Fred Armisen doesn’t fit much on his role, but he was still able to work it out. Catherine Keener was also better here than in Kidding. The twist was surprising for me. Overall, the show is still great. I enjoyed watching them.September 14, 2018 at 2:19 pm #1202632098
Armisen gets better after the twist is revealed, but yeah, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. I couldn’t watch more than two episodes at once, I get depressed, lol.September 14, 2018 at 2:48 pm #1202632110
Finished this and holy shit.
This was funny, weird, beautiful, masterful and powerful.
Alan Yang really did that and then some. He really outdid himself and towered above Master of None in ways I didn’t think was possible. Maya Rudolph delivered a terrific quiet, but powerful performance with Fred Armisen doing fine work too. This show will sweep the Globes and rightfully so.
And holy shit. No other episode on TV this year is as emotionally resonant as Episode 6, “Andre and Sarah” starring Hong Chau and Jason Mitchell in a tour-de-force two hander 35-minute long episode of pure poetry and heartbreak. Alan Yang should start writing his DGA, WGA and Emmy speeches (Sorry Hiro Murai). Chau and Mitchell are locked for Guest Emmy wins next year. Bookmark me!September 14, 2018 at 4:01 pm #1202632175
This started very mediocrely but along the way, it has found its voice. I didn’t find the twist surprising (SPOILER: after Armisen’s character was revealed to be dead I thought there were only two ways to go, and they chose one of them /END of SPOILER) but the latter half of the show was absolutely brilliant. We’ll soon have Golden Globe winner Maya Rudolph.
Thinking about its Primetime Emmy chances I think it can get into:
- Lead Actress
- Lead Actor
- Supporting Actress
- Guest Actress x2
And it can be competitive for the win in Writing (it should get at least half the slots), Directing, and Guest Actress for Hong Chau.September 14, 2018 at 9:21 pm #1202632340
When Amazon first announced the Armisen/Rudolph project, I was skeptic at the first because maybe it will be those shows that only happen because of the stars’ involvement. I didn’t know that Alan Yang co-created the show until I saw the trailer and I had high expectations because of it. Then, I finally watched the show and boy…it delivered!
Maya Rudolph and Catherine Keener deserve nominations for me. Fred Armisen as well but I’m a bit divisive about his performance although I would still want to see him getting nominated. Alan Yang for directing and co-writing. The series as well. A nod for Hong Chau and Jason Mitchell would be nice.
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