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    wolfali
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    Heartbreaking, even, in that hospital scene at the end

    I have chills from that closing scene.

    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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    Just finished watching the premiere and loved it. I thought it was really good. The performances, writing, directing, score, everything was very good here. I also loved the beginning with actors coming onto set. It was a very nice touch and worked really well. Jessica Chastain was my personal MVP (I mean that final scene at the hospital…), followed by Nicole Beharie.

    Regarding the ratings, I’m also not that surprised it tanked. It’s a very slow burn and after watching the premiere, it definitely doesn’t seem like something audiences would be that much into, at all.

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    Premiere was top-notch. Super-insular, which immediately reminded me of “In Treatment.” Hagai Levi was the creator of “BeTipul,” and that served as the basis for the first iteration of “In Treatment,” so there ya go lol. Do what you know, I guess. The opening covid-realness walkthrough was off-putting, like adding an extra level of artifice to something already artificial, but the transition was so seamless to the “acting” that I immediately jumped into the following interview sequence. Jessica Chastain was superb throughout, and whenever Oscar Isaac had a lengthy exchange with her, you could sense this palpable unease between them that was crazy to watch unfold. It was like the audience shouldn’t eavesdrop on interactions this intimate. I haven’t seen “A Most Violent Year” yet, but now I should as a comparison to this work. That hospital scene, my goodness! And can we cast Nicole Beharie in everything, please? Are we allowed to have nice things again in 2021? Corey Stoll was fine, but she practically stole the entire episode. I wonder if this is it for Kate and Peter. Anyways, I can’t wait to see how things progress in the coming weeks.

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    Very late but just watched the premiere. Pretty promising so far, especially for someone who loves the original film/series. Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain are excellent.

    FYC
    Best Picture: The Worst Person in the World
    Best Director: Jane Campion
    Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch
    Best Actress: Renate Reinsve
    Best Supporting Actor: Benedict Wong
    Best Supporting Actress: Kirsten Dunst
    Best Adapted Screenplay: The Power of the Dog
    Best Original Screenplay: The Worst Person in the World

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    Does that mean Chastain has a shot for both the Oscar and the Emmy? Dual SAG noms. Wow! Girl is having quite a year.

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    Episode Title: “Poli”

    Synopsis: When Mira returns from a business trip with a crushing revelation, she and Jonathan struggle to process the complicated aftershock.

    Discuss.

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    Oof. This premiered with 0.224M. Tanked.

    I think part of that might be that more people were watching the VMAs or Sunday night football. I expect the ratings to falter a bit tonight as well, seeing as how it’s the Emmys and also Sunday night football again.

    FYC -
    • The Power of the Dog - All categories, especially Picture/Director/Adapted Screenplay (Jane Campion), Best Supporting Actress (Kirsten Dunst), Best Supporting Actor (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Best Cinematography (Ari Wegner)
    • Passing - Best Actress (Tessa Thompson), Best Supporting Actress (Ruth Negga)
    • The Lost Daughter in all categories, especially Picture/Director/Adapted Screenplay (Maggie Gyllenhaal), Best Actress (Olivia Colman), and Best Supporting Actress (Jessie Buckley)

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    Second episode was absolutely devastating! I was anyways feeling low, watching this threw me to the lowest of pits. Heartbreaking is an understatement and though I sympathize with Mira’s frustration and confusion, Jonathan deserves better.

    Jessica is doing her career best work in this show and she along with Isaac are bringing it every episode. The show can feel cumbersome at times and there are a lot of silences between. Eventually, it’s upon these two actors to keep you engaged and they are top notch. Isaac is 100% sweeping Best Actor

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    That hug scene. Oscar Isaac is coming.

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    Watching tonight!

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    Sooooo late but watched the first two, and it’s soooo good, like almost every review said, it was on Jessica and Oscar to bring home since there isn’t really anything else going on, and they for sure bring it.
    The hospital scene from Episode 1 is what awards are made for.

    Make it happen for both of them, and i wouldn’t mind a writing nod since the dialogue it’s kinda very good? On episode 1 the scene whit the other couple about poli felt so well done, i was very pleased.

    On to catch the first Impeachment’s next

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    Just finished the second episode and whew this show is so good. The role/gender switch really made this more compelling for me than the original (which this is the point where I stopped at though it did start getting good there). It made it so much more interesting to watch coming from Jessica even if everything she said was predictable (not a drag on the writing, it’s superb, it’s just what I expect for an affair reveal). That one-two-three punch of the hug, phone call, and bite from Oscar was phenomenal. Each time Jessica said something I just couldn’t wait for him to react. And even if it was just a blank face, it was still so powerful (I sound dramatic but I have put let my stanning talk aside sometimes). The next episode is what I’m excited most for tbh.

    I think part of that might be that more people were watching the VMAs or Sunday night football. I expect the ratings to falter a bit tonight as well, seeing as how it’s the Emmys and also Sunday night football again.

    Girl I hope. This show deserves so much better.

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    This show is so freaking good. I think it is going to end up being my personal favourite this year. Every scene feels so real and so well done.

    Darlings, Jessica deserves a truck load of awards for her performance. It is fantabulous in a way I have never seen before.

    The subtle subversion of the gender roles (with her falling in love with a 29 year old) is fascinating.

     

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    Just finished the second episode and whew this show is so good. The role/gender switch really made this more compelling for me than the original (which this is the point where I stopped at though it did start getting good there).

    So so true. I actually found the original quite slow but totally dug this.

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    Oscar Isaac was mesmerising in this week’s episode.

    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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