January 16, 2022 at 1:20 am #1204731153
One the great shows of the past years is coming back, finally. Its third season will consist of 8 episodes.
Italian premiere is set on 6th February, three weeks from now. Have no idea about an American release date, but I’ll keep a few spoiler-free updates for those who are interested. Excited to meet Lila and Lenu again!Reply
MukundJoined:May 27th, 2018Topics:Posts:January 26, 2022 at 8:34 am #1204750695
Extremely excited for this.
“People always talk themselves into the life that suits them best.”
The Season 3 premiere of #MyBrilliantFriend is streaming February 28 on @hbomax. pic.twitter.com/CTXQDXlfba
— HBO (@HBO) January 26, 2022
kat_ebbsJoined:Jun 10th, 2021Topics:Posts:January 26, 2022 at 8:39 am #1204750707
Extremely excited for this.
I think scheduling this after The Gilded Age on Mondays is perfect.ReplyCopy URLFebruary 7, 2022 at 4:25 am #1204781583
First two episodes watched, and it breaks my heart to say that they were not as good as what we’re used to. Be aware that this is just my personal take and the audience response here was enthusiastic as usual. In a sentence, I thought the quality of the direction by Lucchetti was inferior to Costanzo’s gaze, and there lie all my problems with those episodes. It’s still pretty solid though, and I can’t wait to change my mind as soon as possible (hopefully).ReplyCopy URL
David BuchananJoined:Nov 5th, 2010Topics:Posts:February 7, 2022 at 7:32 am #1204781982
I caught up on the first two seasons of this early on in the pandemic and really loved it. Very excited to watch the third season in real time, and I agree the pairing with Gilded Age is great. A shame this has never gained traction with awards bodies.ReplyCopy URL
Formerly known as PianoMann.February 14, 2022 at 4:49 am #1204801057
Okay, 3 and 4 were definitely better than the first two. My impression regarding the direction of the show and its decrease in quality was confirmed, though, and it’s a pity considering how elegant and structured it used to be. It’s not a huge worsening, but I’d say it’s evident. We need to get Costanzo or Rohrwacher back for the final season.
That said, I was very pleased to see that the magic of the show was mostly back on track. There were so many delicate nuances, and multiple moments whose power lied on subtlety only. Perhaps the writing needed to find its touch again too. I fear this won’t be my favourite show of the year, but it’s still a lot better than 90% of its competition!ReplyCopy URLFebruary 28, 2022 at 2:35 pm #1204824598
So, now that it’s over I can confirm most of my previous impressions. This season was both a step back from the previous ones and a good season nonetheless. This show is too much of a gem to be undermined by forgettable directing; Luchetti is just not talented enough to offer all the depth and the subtlety that the story demands and needs. And yet that depth and that subtlety still find their ways to emerge, from time to time and in unexpected moment. That’s the beauty of My Brilliant Friend. It’s still, no matter how flawed it can be, an intense journey, and one worthy to be taken.
Also, by the end of the season you’ll find out who’s playing Lenù in the next and final installment. An expected and beautiful choice.ReplyCopy URLNot now
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