August 3, 2019 at 5:10 pm #1203008963
This season is such a big disappointment.
Season one (which I loved) was able to thread the needle nicely between melodrama and grounded realism, all the while hanging on to a sliver of hope. This season is simultaneously 100x cornier and dourer, a deluge of didactic trauma porn, self-indulgent musical numbers, and poorly paced, extraordinarily thin narrative.
Candy’s death was insulting on a number of levels. Frederica is yet another Ryan Murphy-ized old white woman whose racism and homophobia is played for laughs. Angel/Papi came from nowhere and feels like Janet Mock turning Angel into something of a self-insert. Elektra’s way more one dimensional than season one. To beat it all, the balls themselves, which were transcendent in season one through the visuals, structure, and storytelling opportunities they provided, are an after thought despite episodes that are 15 minutes-ish shorter than last season.
Also, the way the show has amped up the melodrama hasn’t done Porter’s performance any favors. He was stage-y in season one, but the tone and direction were able to channel that in a very positive way. This season his performance is over the top and shrill to me.
Rodriguez is good but hasn’t had a whole lot to really do. Moore and Jackson are both weaker than last year. Swain is bad. The best performance this season is honestly Angelica Ross, but no way she gets nominated.August 4, 2019 at 9:24 am #1203009863
Loving this season, sooo unique!August 4, 2019 at 9:33 am #1203009865
Episode 7 was a huge mess. The Papi/Angel storyline is poorly constructed. Too much things were going on and everything felt rushed.
GIVE LENA HEADEY HER EMMYAugust 4, 2019 at 1:04 pm #1203010145
The last three episodes have been disappointing. Season 1 did an excellent job of balancing the campiness with the dramatic elements, but these last few episodes have been very campy, and unpopular opinion but I thought Episode 6 was the worst episode this show has ever done. I hope the last few episodes can bring back the quality of the first season and the 1st 2 episodes of this season.August 6, 2019 at 11:34 am #1203012721
Episode Title: “Revelations”
Synopsis: Relationships are irreparably damaged when Damon reveals the secrets others have been hiding.
Discuss.August 6, 2019 at 12:04 pm #1203012787
Does anyone know where I can stream this season anywhere for free??August 7, 2019 at 9:06 am #1203014094
That was … a lot to process lol. Might have been enough plot lines for two episodes, though I’m glad that this changes the stakes for most of the characters again. I like seeing the gang struggle with some interpersonal issues. Elements of this certainly could have been done more gracefully, but that’s not anything new. Ricky and Praytell is an interesting combination. Not sure I fully buy into that pairing or why everyone (besides Damon) should have such resistance toward them being together. The table scene was great for all the truth-telling, and now the group is onto differing paths. I hope Damon flourishes in Europe, and hopefully Angel and Papi can make a legitimate go of things as a real couple. Poor Blanca though. She’ll likely make up with Praytell eventually, but still. All onboard for the ladies trip next episode!August 7, 2019 at 9:41 am #1203014178
I don’t like Angel and Papi as a couple. I actually think something should’ve gone down with Damon and Papi. They have more chemistry.
Angel is scum for the way she used the drama to guilt Blanca into accepting her and Papi moving out.
I don’t know why but I like Ricky and Pray together.
Elektra and Lulu had me howling with their reactions during the family dinner.August 8, 2019 at 12:19 pm #1203015910
Oh dear, I loved every minute of the Episode…Pray Tell was at his best…So happy for MJ Rodriguez nominated Best Actress and Angel Bismark Curiel nominated Best Supporting Actor….Imagen Foundation Awards…A good start for both….August 8, 2019 at 10:33 pm #1203016838
Dyllon Burnside deserves a supporting actor nomination. Unlike a lot of people here, I think this season is a massive step up from season 1, with the exception of the disappointing episodes 2 and 7. Charlayne Woodard Was also fantastic and would be an inspired guest nomination. This episode also had fantastic cinematography. This episode was so fun, too. So messy and so fun.August 13, 2019 at 6:31 am #1203021786
Episode Title: “Life’s a Beach”
Synopsis: With Blanca reeling from an unexpected loss, Elektra organizes a girls trip to the shore.
Discuss.August 13, 2019 at 6:40 am #1203021792
I felt like this last episode was a lot better than the two before it , the musical episode being the worst of the series so far
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Oh, that musical episode a few weeks back was terrible. Basically a “woke” episode of Glee, from my perspective. But you gotta take the highs and the lows with Murphy productions. There’s never consistency.August 14, 2019 at 5:00 am #1203023253
This episode was cute…the season is un-even. One episode be good, and the next one is slow..They only do TEN episodes a year, so there is no excuse for filler episodes. I hope they fix this in season 3
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