September 20, 2020 at 12:35 pm #1203720727
I kind of loved episodes 2 and 3. I find this show insanely watchable and entertaining. The production values are just so damn gorgeous. Sarah Paulson and Cynthia Nixon were brilliant in episode 2, and what a wonderful surprise to see my baby, Brandon Flynn, in episode 3. I am very much enjoying this show right now.
I can’t be the only one who thinks Stone’s role would fit Jessica Lange like a glove, right?September 20, 2020 at 1:39 pm #1203720917
I like Ratched solid show excellent performances, who needs to be judged by its own merits, agree with the ones who say she isnt the same character or universe from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, but is Ratched in another stage/time period of her life so she can’t be the same person we saw in the movie, She’s in another scenario here, it’s a well paid off risk that I applaud to the creators of this show for making a unique universe to tell the story of this particular Ratched in this stage of her life.September 20, 2020 at 3:38 pm #1203721171
Just finished the pilot. As I said before, if I completely divorce the novel and “OFOTCN” from my mind and just see this as “American Horror Story: Nurse Ratched,” then I’ll be much better off and can enjoy it more. It just irks me that this new trend of co-opting famous IP for reboots, re-imaginings, prequels, sequels, etc. exists, and then not respecting the original source material beyond name-checking the characters and maybe using a similar time setting. It didn’t work for “Perry Mason,” but let’s see what happens with this. Sarah Paulson was mesmerizing, so yay for that! She’s gonna be nominated for everything, especially when other major contenders stall next Emmy season or don’t come back at all. I’m debating whether I like the color scheme and visuals or not. It’s so garish and gaudy just like most Ryan Murphy productions, but maybe that will be in its favor for the macabre subject matter. I’m curious where this goes, so I’m all in.September 20, 2020 at 3:42 pm #1203721183
This ended up being a massive serve. It didn’t take itself seriously or act like it was something it wasn’t like The Politician and Hollywood. I didn’t really care for Judy and Cynthia at first but they brought it in the final 2 episodes. My favorites were Sarah and then Sophie (which is by far the supporting/guest standout, not the random Cynthia acclaim from critics). The HFPA severely lied about Sharon being the supporting standout because there was nothing there for her and I stan the bitch. Really looking forward to next season, though it’s so funny to me how Ryan is constantly tweeting about what countries this premiered number 1 in to save his Netflix job lmao.September 20, 2020 at 3:52 pm #1203721200
The HFPA severely lied about Sharon being the supporting standout because there was nothing there for her and I stan the bitch.
She was great in what she was in but I mean so far (of what I’ve seen) she seems borderline guest.
FYC: Better Call Saul, The English and The Good Fight in all categories including Emily Blunt, Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.September 20, 2020 at 3:57 pm #1203721211
She was good but the material she’s given is sooo disappointing.
When the HFPA nominate her over Cynthia simply because she’s Sharon Stone…
FYC: Better Call Saul, The English and The Good Fight in all categories including Emily Blunt, Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.September 21, 2020 at 1:40 pm #1203726132
This has been my most anticipated series since they announced the cast in January 2019. My favorite genre is “older award-winning actresses chewing the scenery the whole” so I knew it was going to live up to those expectations, but of course, I’m disappointed in several missed opportunities.
-Harriet Harris. Why cast one of the best campy thespians (Tony winner, too, I might add), call her a “principal player” in the casting announcement…and she had like two scenes. She was brilliant in her scenes, including a monologue that she killed, but I was pretty disappointed she was only in two episodes. I know she’s become part of Ryan Murphy’s company (guest starring in AHS and Hollywood), but she deserved way better. She needs to be cast in a role a la Judy Davis. She’d be a worthy guest actress nominee.
-Sharon Stone. I agree with the comment above that it felt like a role Jessica Lange rejected. Stone was delicious, but had no weight to her character. She just got to say a couple of sassy one-liners in a few episodes. I also hated the way they ended her character (the actor who played her son was terrible, too). She, too, deserved better. Her character reminded me of Frances Conroy in Freak Show (who also deserved better).
-Rosanna Arquette (another big casting announcement) was literally a “blink and you miss her.”
-Cynthia Nixon was fantastic, as was Judy Davis and Sophie Okonedo. Nixon gave such an organic performance.
-I actually disliked most of the male cast. Most were pretty bad.September 22, 2020 at 1:19 pm #1203728332
I’m a Ryan Murphy fan yet I didn’t like the show, though I’m not blaming him since he didn’t write any of the episodes. The show had such a thin plot and weak characterization. They definitely wasted the cast especially Judy Davis and Sharon Stone. I don’t know what they were thinking with the character Charlotte. I can’t believe how they proudly marketed the show as a prequel to the iconic One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Next. Episode 7 was by far the worst episode and the season finale doesn’t give any hope for S2. Ian Brennan should stick with comedies. This show could have been different if Brad Falchuck was in charge.September 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm #1203728561
I was so excited for this show, and maybe that was my error.
I am an huge Ryan Murphy fan but this wasn’t good.
You guys said bad thngs about Hollywood but I think this was his worst project on Netflix.
The plot as someone here said was thin and bland. I didn’t root for the characters.
Sharon Stone, Judy Davis and Sophie Okonedo were the MVPs.
I read a lot of praises for Nixon, and although I respect a low profile, sutle performance (such as Holland Taylor in “Hollywood”), in two years I will not remember that Nixon was on this show tbh. Sharon Stone had way less scenes but has a scene-stealer.
Judy Davis carried the show in her back. Sophia Okonedo too.
I love Sarah Paulson. And when i say i love, i mean LOVE. But her character here is very forgottable. They did her bad. She deserved way more powerful material. She is THAT actress. She pulled though but … she couldn’t do much.
Many people said that these show was campy. I did not watch a lot of campy tbh. I though in certain ways a very pretencious show, which means, it wanted to be something that it wasn’t.
I guess the hype behind these might give the show another season and maybe the show gets better. Let’s see.
Positive things: the performances that I already mentioned, cinematography and score.September 23, 2020 at 8:51 am #1203729830
I love the show but am I the only one who doesn’t understand when in episode 6, in the flashback sequence where Sarah Paulson and Finn Wittrock are kids, they seem to be the same age… but clearly they are not in the present time (maybe 10 years apart). That doesn’t make any sense…September 23, 2020 at 9:49 am #1203729991
Just saw episode 5. Sophie Okonedo changing personalities basically told Jodie Comer changing accents to hold her beer didn’t she?
FYC: Better Call Saul, The English and The Good Fight in all categories including Emily Blunt, Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.September 23, 2020 at 9:58 am #1203730010
This was a messssssssss, looks like it’s still unfinished 🥴Not now
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