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    wolfali
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    Rewatching 30 Rock after 10 years. At the time I thought it was slightly overrated but my god this is some funny stuff.

    Rachel Dratch deserved better from the TV Academy.

    FYC Emmys : Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve"), Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials"), Russell Tovery ("Years and Years"), Helena Bonham Carter ("The Crown") & The Crown, His Dark Materials, Years and Years, Succession and The Affair in all categories. The Politician : Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bette Midler and Judith Light.

    FYC Goldderby Awards : MAURA TIERNEY AND DOMINIC WEST FOR THE FINAL SEASON OF THE AFFAIR

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    Currently on Schitt’s Creek season 4 and Patrick and David is so adorable. Really nice to see the Rose’s relationship growing each season, they are incredible characters. I already knew I would love Moira but Alexis is becoming my favorite.

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    Finished Westworld s3 and it was really rough. The writing was so damn weak, I thought I was watching a Syfy show (and not a good one). The acting and overall production (it might be the best season on that departement as it looked really good) were really carrying this hot mess but it wasn’t enough. I dragged Wood for s2 but I appreciated her here. She also looked badass with that black aesthetic. Tessa Thompson was also pretty great. My MVP stays Thandie Newton, though. Despite her limited material she still delivered the best acting in her centric episode and I wouldn’t mind her getting a nomination just for that. Bottom line,

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    I watched the first season of Rectify. I really liked it. It was subtle, poignant and quiet. Brilliant performances all around (Aden Young omg Emmy worthy x10000!!). With it’s slow pace, it proved to be in no rush whatsoever. It’s the definition of character- driven story telling.

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    I’m on season 5B of Breaking Bad right now, and I just want to say that I’m even more pissed now about Dean Norris never getting nominated. He should’ve at least made the cut for this season and the 3rd.

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    Binged season 10 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” over the 4th of July holiday. Good season overall. The “spite store” running theme was fun, but was it enough to fuel an entire season? Not sure. It didn’t feel as strong in stretches to the “Fatwa!” season or the “Seinfeld” reunion season, in recent years. Jon Hamm was fantastic in his guest episode. Likewise for Jane Krakowski. Fully support both getting Emmy nominations this year. Larry David was as fantastic and ornery as ever, maybe even more than usual. I also enjoyed Mocha Joe lol. Saverio Guerra was a great foil for Larry this season. J.B Smoove is an under-appreciated genius! Attention must be paid! Always entertained by Susie Essman and her foul mouth lol. I didn’t like the lackluster way that Funkhouser’s absence was handled, but I guess they couldn’t have two character deaths in a season. Vince Vaughn was not a suitable replacement or surrogate. Bob Einstein is sorely missed. RIP. I was hoping for more from Cheryl Hines though. She had a promising arc in the beginning of the season, and then that just fizzled. Some #MeToo realness thrown in here for good effect. Megan Ferguson had a better supporting actress arc than Hines did, TBH. Glad I’m caught up regardless, and very excited about season 11’s renewal, whenever that happens now.

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    I’ve just finished binge watching Succession and I now understand all the hype behind it. Wow… With no doubt one of the most well written TV shows of the decade. Besides that what can I say about the cast…Just fantastic. Everyone brought their A-game and IMO all of them are worthy of emmy consideration. It is so difficult to choose the MVP of this show. Between Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Matthew Macfadyen and Kieran Culkin choose whatever you want. I won’t really mind if Brian Cox wins the emmy and at the same time I would love to see one of the supporting boys fight for the win(especially Macfadyen who btw does a genius work). But if I have to really choose a MVP I would say Jeremy Strong for the first season(followed by Kieran Culkin, Matthew Macfadyen, Sarah Snook and Brian Cox), and Brian Cox for the second season(followed by Sarah Snook/Matthew Macfadyen, Jeremy Strong and Kieran Culkin). Brian Cox was just marvelous in the second season. He destroyed it. What a beast of an actor. He should win the emmy for the “hunting” episode alone especially for that iconic scene “Boar on the floor”. Other iconic season 2 scenes worth mentioning are: every interaction between Greg and Tom and the “L to the Og” scene by Kendall. Between this show and Better Call Saul I wouldn’t mind if they split the victories for the different categories.

    FYC Emmys: Cillian Murphy(Best Drama Actor)| Unbelievable, Merritt Wever, Toni Collette and Kaytlin Dever| Claire Danes(Best Actress) and Mandy Patinkin(Supporting Actor)| El Camino(TV Movie), Aaron Paul and Jesse Plemons| Sacha Baron Cohen(Limited Series Actor)| Ben Mendelsohn(Drama Actor)| Nicole Kidman(Drama Actress)| Idris Elba(Drama Actor)| Better Call Saul in all categories with a special mention to Tony Dalton(Supporting Actor) and Rhea Seehorn (Supporting Actress).

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    Just rewatched Ozymandias. Still my favorite episode of any show ever.

    Cranston, Paul, Gunn, Norris, Brandt, and even Mitte are exceptional in it.

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    I’m guessing nobody wants to hear me talk about how much I love my favorite show anymore, but I finished Breaking Bad. Love, love, love it. My mom and I were bawling our eyes out several times, particularly during Ozymandias and Felina. I’ve already watched it before, but I truly appreciated it even more the second time around, and I’m just as emotionally wrecked as before.

    Also it introduced me to Badfinger, and for that I’m very grateful.

    Nobody likes an incessant stan, so I’ll cut myself off, but let me just stare one last time, what a show.

    Looks like The Americans will be the next watch for me.

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    On Season 3 of the Sopranos currently. The show is genius if not what I expected. The show is just as episodic in nature as it is serialized, which makes for an interesting binge. Gandolfini and Falco are fucking phenomenal, and Bracco and Imperioli have been great thus far as well. Excited to see how the show evolves.

    Also, I want to watch Curb Your Enthusiasm. Is there any reason given the nature of the show that I can’t watch the most recent season first?

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    You might be confused about why Leon is there, but there is not much sense in the actual explanation, so jump right in!

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    On Season 3 of the Sopranos currently. The show is genius if not what I expected. The show is just as episodic in nature as it is serialized, which makes for an interesting binge. Gandolfini and Falco are fucking phenomenal, and Bracco and Imperioli have been great thus far as well. Excited to see how the show evolves. Also, I want to watch Curb Your Enthusiasm. Is there any reason given the nature of the show that I can’t watch the most recent season first?

    Ugh I wish I could watch The Sopranos again for the first time. You’re in for such a treat. If you think Gandolfini and Falco are phenomenal now, wait till you see what they do in season 4. Some of the best acting I’ve seen in TV and film ever.

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    On Season 3 of the Sopranos currently. The show is genius if not what I expected. The show is just as episodic in nature as it is serialized, which makes for an interesting binge. Gandolfini and Falco are fucking phenomenal, and Bracco and Imperioli have been great thus far as well. Excited to see how the show evolves.

    Also, I want to watch Curb Your Enthusiasm. Is there any reason given the nature of the show that I can’t watch the most recent season first?

    Just wait until you get to “Whitecaps”! I envy that you’re going to experience this episode for the first time.

    No need at all to watch nine seasons of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” to prep for season ten. You’re going to miss some callbacks and inside jokes, but for the most part, each season is a self-contained one.

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    I hadn’t really checked on this thread through the past few months, but it is great reading through what everyone has been catching up on while they’re in the pandemic and seeing what classic shows people are watching for the first time and what current stuff they’re catching up with. Back in March when we first started quarantining, I rewatched a lot of my favorite shows from this past TV season including “Succession,” “Watchmen,” “Euphoria,” “Sex Education” and “High Fidelity.” The only current shows I started from the beginning for the first time in the past few months were “What We Do In The Shadows” and “Ozark.” I also rewatched the first two seasons of “Search Party” from years ago in preparation for the third season that launched last month. Beyond that, a lot of my television viewing (at least up until May) was current TV programming I would’ve been watching anyway. The only “old” show I’ve gone back and rewatched entirely is “Happy Endings,” which is a show I loved and I wish we could’ve gotten many more seasons with that insanely talented ensemble. It is a shame none of them really went on to do much bigger things. I’m debating what my next binge will be. I’ve also been taking some time to go back and rewatch classic movies from before my time or that I never got around to when I was younger, but looking to get back into a TV show and something that is easily digestible. I haven’t decided yet if that’ll be an old show I’m already familiar with or something new. Looking forward to coming back to this thread more frequently to check in on what everyone’s watching to keep them company during these very weird, very trying times. Stay safe and happy watching!

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    Finished Mrs. America. I have no words.

    Up next :

    – Spaced season 2
    – Stateless
    – The Plot Against America
    – Little Fires Everywhere
    – Finishing Pose season 2
    – Getting through the next episode of Perry Mason

    FYC Emmys : Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve"), Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials"), Russell Tovery ("Years and Years"), Helena Bonham Carter ("The Crown") & The Crown, His Dark Materials, Years and Years, Succession and The Affair in all categories. The Politician : Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bette Midler and Judith Light.

    FYC Goldderby Awards : MAURA TIERNEY AND DOMINIC WEST FOR THE FINAL SEASON OF THE AFFAIR

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