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    rlk
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    I’ve followed what’s happening on the show thru this site and clips, but haven’t watched the series. Could a “new viewer” pick up the show with the Season 3 premiere, or are the machinations of past episodes required viewing to understand what’s going on?

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    Honestly I thought the entire ensemble was excellent in that season opener. I was worried that some of the inevitable Covid restrictions would hurt the chemistry these actors have with each other but if anything it improved it. Even the tiniest of conversations in this episode were so riveting. It actually only dawned on me at the end of the episode that we spent so much time as a viewer on the scene where they were on the airfield because of social distancing because of how, for the lack of a better word, refined the episode was.

    As someone who monitors who they thought were the MVPs of episodes of shows they watch it’s honestly quite difficult for me to choose one for this instalment. Perhaps Cox just edges it for me. He was already delivering a fantastic lived-in performance in the preceding two seasons but in this episode it felt like you saw every single side of Logan and to say Cox carried it well would be an understatement. Every single aspect of his anger. His anger as a result of the fear of losing everything he built, his anger as a result of Kendall’s betrayal and how those feelings really translated into rage that I assume he will utilise as psychological warfare. Closely followed by Cox I’d say Snook really impressed me in this episode. She already won the supporting actress award in my personal awards last year but she really left such a strong impact in this episode in spite of not being the main focus of it. It’s hard to really describe why and perhaps I won’t be able to until my thoughts on the episode have fully processed.

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    Picture: Passing/The Power of the Dog/Shiva Baby/Spencer
    Director: Jane Campion/Rebecca Hall/Pablo Larrain
    Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch/Andrew Garfield/Winston Duke
    Actress: Olivia Colman/Kristen Stewart/Tessa Thompson
    S. Actor: Richard E. Grant/Troy Kotsur/Kodi Smit-McPhee
    S. Actress : Kirsten Dunst/Claire Foy/Jayne Houdyshell/Martha Plimpton/Ruth Negga/Diana Rigg/Anya Taylor-Joy
    O. Screenplay: Bergman Island/Mass/Nine Days
    A. Screenplay: The Lost Daughter/Passing/The Power of the Dog/Shiva B

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    Victor
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    I really really need to talk about Tom and if he did something I think he did but this site has no spoiler thing lol.

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    Victor
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    I’ve followed what’s happening on the show thru this site and clips, but haven’t watched the series. Could a “new viewer” pick up the show with the Season 3 premiere, or are the machinations of past episodes required viewing to understand what’s going on?

    I mean, you always can but you’ll miss practically everything that made those characters do their things.
    It’s an character study show, there’s no “character development” and i don’t think it will ever have, they all we’ll be that thing forever, but you do need to see their studies from the first 2 seasons IMO.

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    I’ve followed what’s happening on the show thru this site and clips, but haven’t watched the series. Could a “new viewer” pick up the show with the Season 3 premiere, or are the machinations of past episodes required viewing to understand what’s going on?

    I’d say seasons 1 and 2 are quite important. One of the things the show does really well is that it constantly builds up its world over time that you really get to know these characters and their motivations and then BAM the show’s plot just comes in and steals the baton.

    Season 1 and 2 are also really good (and not so long!) so I’d highly recommend it just as a great piece of television too!

    FYC:
    Picture: Passing/The Power of the Dog/Shiva Baby/Spencer
    Director: Jane Campion/Rebecca Hall/Pablo Larrain
    Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch/Andrew Garfield/Winston Duke
    Actress: Olivia Colman/Kristen Stewart/Tessa Thompson
    S. Actor: Richard E. Grant/Troy Kotsur/Kodi Smit-McPhee
    S. Actress : Kirsten Dunst/Claire Foy/Jayne Houdyshell/Martha Plimpton/Ruth Negga/Diana Rigg/Anya Taylor-Joy
    O. Screenplay: Bergman Island/Mass/Nine Days
    A. Screenplay: The Lost Daughter/Passing/The Power of the Dog/Shiva B

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    For obvious reasons I wouldn’t skip over 2 seasons of a show because you won’t really understand what’s happening but season 2 especially is brilliant and worth the watch.

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    Victor
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    I was worried that some of the inevitable Covid restrictions would hurt the chemistry these actors have with each other but if anything it improved it

    I was trying to formulate my opinion around that.
    It did show that they shot in a pandemic because of how much they used phones, how much the cast was in a smaller capacity and how much they were walking on open air with little scenes indoors (even those had windows open i think)

    But it felt quite natural for those characters? I feel like they are exactly the kind of characters who would just shout out everything over the phone because they don’t care about face to face, they are just too “idgaf about you”, so it made sense. I don’t know if I’m putting in right, but that’s what it felt.

    Also explains why the older cast (really older cast) like Cox and the two who play Frank and Scott were together the majority of the episode, while The younger cast was more with their own.

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    There’s really nothing else to say except that the best show on television is back.

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    Perfection.

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    Melvinezq
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    That scene was so gooooooood
    Snook already nailing so soon.

    Season 2 tea too. The way she’s constantly great and we’re going to riot if she doesn’t win in whatever category she’s submitted, hihi.

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    I’ve followed what’s happening on the show thru this site and clips, but haven’t watched the series. Could a “new viewer” pick up the show with the Season 3 premiere, or are the machinations of past episodes required viewing to understand what’s going on?

    I will say this from experience – I watched a couple of eps of Succession in 2018 (I think 1, 2 and the finale)0, stopped, watched S2 in real time and then went back. I didn’t miss too much that I couldn’t have got from a summary.

    I think you’d struggle to get a lot of what’s going on without S2 because that’s where a lot of the allegiance-set up happens but you could maybe just watch the pilot and the finale of 1 and read a summary. I know people often turn their nose up at stuff like this but if you don’t have the time, there are shows where you’d miss more.

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    kat_ebbs
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    #1204523731

    Smith-Cameron by plot logistics is indeed in contention here I think, she’s likely to have a lot more screen time.

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    Victor
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    I think Season 1 is quite important if you really wanna know who are the Roys.
    I know everyone is busy having their lives and all but i don’t think jumping over a whole season would be great.

    IMO, just watch it in your time, but watch all seasons, it’s vital to the show.

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    kat_ebbs
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    I know everyone is busy having their lives and all but i don’t think jumping over a whole season would be great.

    I’m not saying it’s ideal but there are shows where it would be significantly more difficult.  The characterisation here is very good, so after 5 episodes of Roman or Logan etc you do certainly get a feel for who they are – sort of like being a fly on the wall

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    Reis
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    This premiere gave me a lot of “The Good Wife season 5” vibes. Chaos. Hitting the fan indeed.

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