January 25, 2017 at 6:23 pm #1201995572
The first two episodes aired today. They were definitely triply. Hopefully this can jump onto the Emmy Radar for season with STELLAR performances by Paul and Dancy.January 25, 2017 at 8:51 pm #1201995730
I would love if this show got recognized. I just finished 201 and Hugh and Michelle are so good. Seriously, incredible. I definitely think they are two of the most underrated actors right now.
The scene where Sarah and Cal are in the words, their facial expressions…so powerful.January 26, 2017 at 6:13 pm #1201996318
Critics aren’t liking this season. I don’t see why. I loved the first two episodes. It’s split between critics. All of the critics that I trust like it at least.January 27, 2017 at 7:37 am #1201996568
Yeah it’s definitely divided. I haven’t seen episode 2 yet, but I loved the first episode. For the most I agree with critics, but sometimes I really don’t. And I hate how when a critic doesn’t like something, it kind of ruins a show’s chances…like Good Girls Revolt.February 19, 2017 at 12:20 am #1202015517
Michelle Monaghan is absolutely killing it this season. She’s my #3 this season, after Claire Foy and Eva Green of course. In a perfect world she’d be getting nominated.February 19, 2017 at 5:15 am #1202015635
Totally agree Sasha. She’s almost completely taken over the show too. A shame she’s getting no recognition. It’d be nice if Hulu campaigned harder for the show.February 19, 2017 at 5:06 pm #1202015992
YES. She’s my favorite right now. I think she has been amazing this season — the final scene from this week was intense. And I think she always owns the scenes she’s in, she has added such a depth to this character and I truly think she’s wonderful in this role.
And since a lot of my favorite actresses are ineligible this season, I wish she could find a way in, but it doesn’t seem like Hulu campaigns this show enough.
And I think overall this season keeps getting better and better.February 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm #1202016002
Michelle Monaghan is absolutely killing it this season. She’s my #3 this season, after Claire Foy and Eva Green of course. In a perfect world she’d be getting nominated.
I honestly think she’s been better than Foy, and this is coming from someone who was obsessed with Foy in Wolf Hall.February 19, 2017 at 6:21 pm #1202016032
Yeah it may be an unpopular opinion, but I can’t get into Claire Foy’s performance. I’ve only seen the first 5 episodes, but I haven’t been too into it. Michelle is much better to me.February 20, 2017 at 10:07 pm #1202017234
Michelle Monaghan was great in it- but that last episode was down right terrible. I defended the first episodes of this season. But the writing is a mess. It’s all over the place and has no idea where it’s going. Not only is a mess but the writing can be so cheesy and on the nose. That last scene with the cow made me cringe at how silly it was. I still like the show, but episode 5 was pure shit.February 21, 2017 at 8:16 am #1202017501
The writing has been the show’s Achilles heel from the start. It’s a shame because it has a great premise and a superb cast, but it gets bogged down by, like you said, cheesy writing from time to time. With the cow scene, I didn’t find any of it particularly cringeworthy…until it veered into histrionics with Monaghan screaming at the top of her lungs, and then cut to black. I feel like a new showrunner would do this show a world of good because it has a ton of potential and it still has moments of greatness, but the writing needs to be more consistent, and I don’t think it will ever happen with Jessica Goldberg running the show.February 21, 2017 at 8:24 am #1202017531
The writing is no worse than the writing you see on Game of Thrones or House of Cards though. It’s limited to say that writing has hindered the show.February 21, 2017 at 8:34 am #1202017543
I’m not saying it’s hindered the show in terms of awards recognition or attracting viewers, I’m saying it prevents the show from being great. And yeah, the writing on GoT and House of Cards is also not great, and I think it prevents those shows from being great as well. The reason those two get a ton of recognition though is because the sheer scope of GoT has never been seen on TV before and the blockbuster sheen kind of hides the middling writing. HoC has a high profile cast with an A-list director who directed the first episode that got people to pay attention to it. HoC is truly a shitty show though. There aren’t any redeeming qualities so it’s not frustrating to watch like The Path can be.February 21, 2017 at 8:38 am #1202017549
Are you saying that GoT and HoC are great shows despite not great writing? Because if so then I disagree with that.February 21, 2017 at 9:30 am #1202017634
I must be in the minority because I really, really enjoy the writing and I actually loved the final scene from last week’s episode. I think it plays with morals and ethics really well and I think there is an interesting, but subtle love triangle going on. I love the show. It’s never TOO much all at once.
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