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    Allan Veríssimo
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    Set in 1980s San Diego, Physical is a dark comedy following Sheila Rubin (Rose Byrne) through her journey of self discovery via aerobics.

    Trailer: https://youtube.com/watch?v=PQTFdslwJYo

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    braydenfitzsimmons
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    The pilot was so boring, no wonder the show was so mildly received in it’s initial criticism.

    Gets better in the following episodes but I found myself more invested in the arc of Bunny instead of Shelia.

    Oscars FYC:

    "CODA" – in all categories

    "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" – Sup. Actor (Richard E. Grant), Sup. Actress (Sarah Lancashire) and Original Song (“This Was Me”)

    "King Richard" – Original Song (“Be Alive”)

    "Summer of Soul" – Picture, Film Editing and Documentary Feature

    “The Green Knight” – in all categories

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    emma
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    Rose Byrne is so so so good. She just deserves much better material to shine with that will get her the long-overdue Emmy she is worthy of because it is very obvious so far that this won’t be doing it for her.

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    This show’s writers fail at the first rule of writing a comedy pilot…

    …being funny.

    Oscars FYC:
    "THE POWER OF THE DOG" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "SPENCER" – In all categories especially Director (Pablo Larrain) and Actress (Kristen Stewart)
    "SHIVA BABY" – in all categories especially Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Score
    "TOGETHER" – Actress (Sharon Horgan), Actor (James McAvoy), Original Screenplay
    "FLEE" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "LAST NIGHT IN SOHO" – Director (Edgar Wright), S. Actress (Anya Taylor-Joy/Diana Rigg), Cinematography, Costume Design and Production Design

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    I watched all three. The first episode was the worst one. Show does get better. But they need to get rid of the husband ASAP. He just bring everything down and to a halt . Also, less narration. This show reminds me of the central Florida Kristen Dunst show on Showtime.

     

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    Victor
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    Rose Byrne is such a star, everything else was a mess but watching she do her thing was worth the time.

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    It took me a while to get there but the following two episodes are indeed an improvement. Byrne gives a magnetic performance that outweigh’s the show’s quality in each of the three episodes but at the moment her work is the only positive outside of that of the show’s music supervisor lol for me.

    Sheila’s husband is by far the weakest aspect of this show and unlike say Chris Elliot’s performance as “the irritating character” of Schitt’s Creek, Scovel’s performance here is quite frustratingly one-note. To say watching his character on screen is cringey would be using too much of a euphemism. The rest of the ensemble are fine but none of them have been particularly noteworthy. The character of Bunny has been singled out but I don’t know I had this weird vibe watching this actor’s performance that they saw Ozark and Julia Garner’s work and said “I’ll try that” lol.

    The other “big” flaw this show has is that its plotting has been all over the place so far. The writers have thrown the kitchen sink in and the only thing that makes it feel like Sheila’s character is grounded in reality is the nuance in Byrne’s performance. Sheila’s later “transformation” that keeps being teased has intrigued me thus far but it will be how the show tries to put the pieces together over the next two episodes that determines how long I’ll keep watching this show.

    Oscars FYC:
    "THE POWER OF THE DOG" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "SPENCER" – In all categories especially Director (Pablo Larrain) and Actress (Kristen Stewart)
    "SHIVA BABY" – in all categories especially Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Score
    "TOGETHER" – Actress (Sharon Horgan), Actor (James McAvoy), Original Screenplay
    "FLEE" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "LAST NIGHT IN SOHO" – Director (Edgar Wright), S. Actress (Anya Taylor-Joy/Diana Rigg), Cinematography, Costume Design and Production Design

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    Yves Wearn
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    Apple TV has been such a disappointment.. shows with great expectations that turn out to be so weak, and in some cases just bad, actually. Defending Jacob, The Morning Show and Ted Lasso are the only ones I truly enjoyed so far. Opened up for suggestions btw 🙂

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    Owl-Always-watching
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    Apple TV has been such a disappointment.. shows with great expectations that turn out to be so weak, and in some cases just bad, actually. Defending Jacob, The Morning Show and Ted Lasso are the only ones I truly enjoyed so far. Opened up for suggestions btw 🙂

    Home before dark is actually really good.
    Also for all mankind

    Trying is cute too.

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    Carlo
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    Servant, Dickinson and Mythic Quest are all acclaimed.

    But yeah I was waiting more from Mosquito Coast and Physical..

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    Maybe I haven’t watched enough but I feel like the trailer for this show is a bit misleading tone wise? Apple are usually better at that.

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    Riley Chow
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    Watched four episodes tonight.  This is the best that Rose Byrne has ever been in my books.  I was so confused for most of the first episode what this show was, so I am fine with the trailers going with a more marketable version of the story.

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    Servant, Dickinson and Mythic Quest are all acclaimed.

    The Morning Show and For All Mankind as well.

    Interesting how all of them didn’t start out great (or in some cases, even good) but ended up growing into themselves, curious if the same can happen for Physical by the end of S1 (or going into a potential S2).

    Oscars FYC:

    "CODA" – in all categories

    "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" – Sup. Actor (Richard E. Grant), Sup. Actress (Sarah Lancashire) and Original Song (“This Was Me”)

    "King Richard" – Original Song (“Be Alive”)

    "Summer of Soul" – Picture, Film Editing and Documentary Feature

    “The Green Knight” – in all categories

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    I thought this was so good, particularly the pilot.

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    Allan Veríssimo
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    Rose Byrne is the Performer of the Week: https://tvline.com/2021/06/26/rose-byrne-physical-performance-season-1-episode-4/

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