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    it ended up being a parody of Murphy himself.

    Murphy needs to take a break from writing, while I enjoyed episode 1 which he wrote I agree that his shtick is incredibly tired, and quite honestly he doesn’t write sustainable characters/stories. He is a much better director. The Murphy work that is proclaimed to be the greatest are the two editions of American Crime Story, which he didn’t write. He just doesn’t write sustainable character’s or plots, as evidenced by Glee after Season 1 (or really Season 1A), Scream Queens season 2, middle episodes of the Politician, The New Normal, etc.

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    Murphy needs to take a break from writing, while I enjoyed episode 1 which he wrote I agree that his shtick is incredibly tired, and quite honestly he doesn’t write sustainable characters/stories. He is a much better director. The Murphy work that is proclaimed to be the greatest are the two editions of American Crime Story, which he didn’t write. He just doesn’t write sustainable character’s or plots, as evidenced by Glee after Season 1 (or really Season 1A), Scream Queens season 2, middle episodes of the Politician, The New Normal, etc.

    He was not involved in Scream Queens s2 at all, it was all Brad Falchuk.

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    When it comes to completely original stories Murphy is quite a genius in all genres. Just because The Politician received mixed reviews doesn’t mean he’s not a good writer.

    I would agree Murphy is indeed a genius at original ideas, all of his concepts are really fresh and fun, but his execution can often be pretty lackluster. Again, I love his ideas, but if Murphy had a backseat in the writing room for The Politican perhaps, maybe we wouldn’t have a pointless episode in which Payton joins the musical for the sake of wedging in Platt singing a showtune or Lange’s really awful character and B-Plot.

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    I was wondering what all of you thought of Season 1 Episode 5, “The Voter.” I know a lot of critics called it a standout of the season but I thought it didn’t work at all with the rest of the season and was just sort of thrown in as a last minute ploy to get in some incisive social/political commentary. Maybe it would work if the show were more focused on political commentary but it is so tonally jarring from the rest of the plotlines to me

    I didn’t really like it too.

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    Murphy needs to take a break from writing, while I enjoyed episode 1 which he wrote I agree that his shtick is incredibly tired, and quite honestly he doesn’t write sustainable characters/stories. He is a much better director. The Murphy work that is proclaimed to be the greatest are the two editions of American Crime Story, which he didn’t write. He just doesn’t write sustainable character’s or plots, as evidenced by Glee after Season 1 (or really Season 1A), Scream Queens season 2, middle episodes of the Politician, The New Normal, etc.

    He wrote Feud which many really liked.

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    The voter was the only good episode lol

    #FreeTheBannedFour

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    And who on earth could swallow that there would be this much polling data for a high school class president election?

    That’s…the joke?

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    I would agree Murphy is indeed a genius at original ideas, all of his concepts are really fresh and fun, but his execution can often be pretty lackluster. Again, I love his ideas, but if Murphy had a backseat in the writing room for The Politican perhaps, maybe we wouldn’t have a pointless episode in which Payton joins the musical for the sake of wedging in Platt singing a showtune or Lange’s really awful character and B-Plot.

    Interestingly, Murphy was the only one of him, Brennan and Falchuk not to be involved in the writing of the Assassination of Payton Hobart two-parter, which I think most agree to be the weakest of the season and where the show briefly went a bit off the rails.

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    Paltrow confirmed for season 2!

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    Paltrow confirmed for season 2!

    Great !

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    Paltrow confirmed for season 2!

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    All i care about is if Legend Lange delivered or did Murphy pay her dust?

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    All i care about is if Legend Lange delivered or did Murphy pay her dust?

    You’re missing the third (and correct) option:

    “OR did she get given great material but occasionally ham it up too much because she couldn’t adjust to the tonal construct of the show as well as other members of the cast”

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