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  • Anonymous
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    Both Arquette and King are crazy good in this. I call it now, King will Claire Danes herself to an Emmy nom and will get nominated for the Globe, SAG and Critics Choice as well. Arquette in this acts circles around Sharp Objects‘ Clarkson, it’s not even funny. But ofc Clarkson’s gonna win the Emmy ’cause she has “industry friends”. Sevigny is also decent, but I doubt she lands a nom.
    In general, the show having 8 eps is a bit concerning, I think it’s too many, given each ep is also 50mins. Other than its performances, there’s nothing else to write home about really.

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    Eden
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    I had no idea it’s out.

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    moviefan617
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    King and Arquette are so good in this. Dee Dee is evil, huh? I’m doing my best not to spoil myself with the full story even though I know some general details. Nice to see AnnaSophia Robb here.

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    Miles
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    I’m going to get around to seeing this show later but I can’t wait to see Calum Worthy in this, I thought he was absolutely incredible in American Vandal Season 1.

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    SHT L
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    I look forward to checking this out. I remember Joey King in The Dark Knight Returns. My little sister who was a kid at the time spoiled it for me mid-movie when she whispered that “that kid is a girl! She was in Ramona and Beezus” and that’s when I started piecing the story together.

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    Joey King is devastatingly good in this. She captures the essence of Gypsy so well. Her performance is heartbreaking.

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    Dennis El Mar
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    These are the two best performances I’ve seen on TV so far this year, full stop. King and Arquette both sublimate into their characters so well that I forget that I’m watching a show. It would have been easy to misstep with subject matter like this, but everyone involved nailed it and I’m looking forward to the next episode.

    Also, was not expecting such a layered and riveting performance from Joey King. I hope she keeps on getting material to show off her acting chops because her performance as Gypsy is absolutely stunning.

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    Luca
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    The third episode was weaker than 1 & 2, but good enough.

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    So, I finally got around to finish watching the first two episodes. The performances are amazing. Arquette is great, and Joey King is a revelation. The scene where she’s looking in the mirror after her surgery is just raw and tragic. I really like Chloe Sevigny in this, but she’s sadly not going to get anything. It’s also bringing back memories of the Casey Anthony trial, well besides the fact that they mentioned it. Fifty minutes is a bit much, so this is probably going to be a long, upsetting ride.

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    Dennis El Mar
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    Also, semi-spoiler but the scene where Gypsy refuses to drink the can of Coke at the doctor’s office was so amazing.. that look the doctor gives her when she said “my mom needs me” shook me to my core.

    I do agree that the third was weaker, probably because the focus was more on the relationships between Gypsy and Dee Dee and the two wolverines and not the Gypsy-Dee Dee relationship which is the emotional core of the show for me.

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    moviefan617
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    This show is so good. I’m trying to stay away from all the stories about what really happened, but I’m looking forward to reading everything and watching the HBO documentary after the show concludes. Patricia Arquette is really great here, but Joey King is on another level with this performance. If there is any justice, they’ll both get the awards love they deserve. I understand things haven’t even fully taken off with the narrative yet, so I’m thrilled with what’s going on so far and the direction the Gypsy-Dee Dee relationship is taking after the end of this week’s episode.

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    Hulu posted the last three episodes on the press screening website yesterday.  I am halfway through and finding them pretty boring, but I have come across these surprise guest stars:
    – Margo Martindale as Patricia Arquette’s mother (in flashbacks)
    – Rhea Seehorn as Patricia Arquette’s mother (in flashbacks so far)
    – Juliette Lewis as Calum Worthy’s mother
    Seehorn being in both anthology The Act and comedy Veep this spring is going to help her finally land that drama nomination for Better Call Saul.

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    – Margo Martindale as Patricia Arquette’s mother (in flashbacks)
    – Rhea Seehorn as Patricia Arquette’s mother (in flashbacks so far)

    Which one’s wrong?

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    Anonymous
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    Maybe Rhea Seehorn plays young Margo Martindale, lol.

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    Eden
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    Maybe Rhea Seehorn plays young Margo Martindale, lol.

    As if I need another reason to dislike the show, lol.

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