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    The way every single new female character was “in on it” the whole time lmao

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    I thought the finale was the weakest episode of the season. I’m glad they’re done with perez’ arc. Third season will hopefully be tied to max & Annie’s PI plot.

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    When season 1 of The Flight Attendant premiered two years ago I quite instinctively liked it. It felt like a nice escapist treat during very perilous times, had riveting direction and a captivating central performance. So whilst I had my worries about whether the show would be able to sustain its quality over the course of a second season (with how contained the first was) I was nonetheless thrilled to see it renewed.

    Had you told me that I would not only have liked this season of the show as much as the first but liked it even more, I would have laughed you off. But here I am! Was this season the most even? No. But I thought it took what really worked in the first season’s exploration of an alcoholic unravelling her childhood trauma in the midst of a mortal crisis and just made it even more gripping. Even though the premise of the show largely remained true to the show’s first (a self-destructive flight attendant finds herself in the middle of an international criminal case) the slight shift in tone and location really was a great to revitalise the show (and thus prevent any fatigue ensuing or a reliance on recycled sub-plots) whilst remaining to its core. These writers seem to really understand the ins and outs of Cassie as a character like a bible. Cassie is not the most perfect character (and the show is not afraid of letting us know this) and yet at the same time with the show skewing towards the comedic you really felt like you were really playing an active part as a viewer in Cassie’s journey to sobriety. In part some of this can be credited to the show’s set of directors this season (and in particular Silver Tree) for really transforming the show as anxiety from international espionage and slipping out of sobriety plagued Cassie into a journey of self realisation and discovery. The darker undertones of the latter half of the season just felt really cathartic when it was at risk of really dimming the show. I’m unaware of what HBO is submitting in writing and directing for this show but it would be really unfortunate to see “Drowning Women” left off both ballots with the way the episode so sensitively and realistically handled Cassie’s addiction issues whilst not ignoring the show’s own distinctive identity.

    It would be incredibly remiss of me to not even talk about Cuoco’s performance this season which I guess I’ve been pacing myself towards when writing this review as I’m conscious at how often I tend to struggle with words when posting on this site but to be blunt, girl take a goddamn bow. Don’t get me wrong I thought she was absolutely riveting in the first season but in hindsight her work there just feels like she was warming up for a triathlon this season. She just brings something so magical to this character. In other hands Cassie could have been a bit too cold or condescending yet in Cuoco’s you just can’t help but root and feel for her. I don’t think I can convey how many woes I had seeing Cassie slip out of her sobriety in “Drowning Women”, how much sympathy I had for her when she was being profiled by her CIA bosses during most of the season or just how raw her interaction with her mother in “Brothers & Sisters” felt. To say her performance this season is masterful or full of prowess would be a sore understatement. This is a game changing performance. One that penetrates any preconceptions one has in life of certain personalities and characters and flips it upside down. There are some outstanding performances in contention this year in the comedy actress category but I’m sorry none of the other top contenders I have seen come anywhere close to the body of work Cuoco has put into this season and I doubt any of those that I have not seen or yet to have seen will either. There have been some jokes on the comedy forums that Cuoco is this year’s equivalent to Claire Foy in the second season of The Crown and honestly regardless of whether she wins the Emmy or doesn’t, it’s a sentiment I very much share and by no means as a form of light humour. This may be a an all time great field in Cuoco’s category this year but you could put all the contenders together and her performance would still tower over them. It’s going to be very hard, perhaps even impossible, for any performance in the remaining seven months of this year to overtake her as my personal favourite.

    The ensemble was quite strong this season too. Zosia Mamet conveyed so much with less narrative prominence, Sharon Stone and Michelle Gomez really made strong impressions with very a limited amount of screen time and Shohreh Aghdashloo was just so heartfelt, especially with her character’s monologue at the end of “Designing Women”. There have been creative questions thrown in the air over the show’s future today but I really do hope that a third season does happen, even if the show does have to take a creative hiatus, just to once again witness the richness of Cuoco’s characterisation.

    FYC:

    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    This second season was trash, it started kind of good but in the middle you just knew this was going anywhere, the main character became so silly and unlikable, too bad because first season was good, I understand why the actress didn’t want to continue it.

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    Emmy FYC:

    Limited Series Lead Actor: Oscar Isaac (Scenes from a Marriage)
    Limited Series Lead Actress: Jessica Chastain (Scenes from a Marriage)

    Maid in all categories (Especially Margaret Qualley)
    The Great in all categories (Especially Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and Writing)
    Better Call Saul in all categories
    Severance in all categories

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    “the actress”

    Bill Hader and Barry in everything (2 babka)
    The Great - Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and comedy writing and directing

    Severance in drama series, writing, Adam Scott for best actor, Ben Stiller for drama directing, and the whole cast in supporting.

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    “the actress”

    Sorry if her name didn’t come to my mind when I was writing the post, she’s mostly famous for that Big Bang or whatever comedy show that honestly I never cared to watch, it’s not that she’s a household name or a big star with multiple hit projects that everybody how to remember perfectly her name, not to mention when it comes to awards.

     

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    And yet I’m not the only one thinking that:

    The Flight Attendant’s Second Season Fails to Take Off

    https://www.rogerebert.com/streaming/hbo-the-flight-attendant-tv-review-2022

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    Sorry if her name didn’t come to my mind when I was writing the post, she’s mostly famous for that Big Bang or whatever comedy show that honestly I never cared to watch, it’s not that she’s a household name or a big star with multiple hit projects that everybody how to remember perfectly her name, not to mention when it comes to awards.

    Sure, but your original post sure made it seem like you watched the show and you would know who the main star and producer of the show is if you watched it. Also, the internet exists.

    Don’t try to be cute by being contrarian or rude, you just look stupid and disrespectful. It’s fine to not like things, but to be overly reductive by way of diminishing the accomplishments of an actress who certainly is more of a household name than you seem to think she is by nature of her being on one of the biggest sitcoms of all time, whether you like that or not, is petty. You don’t have to like a season of television, and you also don’t have to be a troll online for the sole purpose of getting a reaction.

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    The allusion is funny because more people know who Kaley Cuoco is than they do for 95% of actors.

    Emmy FYC
    -Severance in all categories.
    -Ted Lasso in all categories.
    -The Dropout in all categories.

    -Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Margaret Qualley, Colin Firth
    -Jung Ho-Yeon, Lee Yoo-Mi, Sarah Snook, Laura Linney.
    -Jean Smart, Kaley Cuoco, Juno Temple, Sarah Lancashire and Martin Short.

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    A simple 5 second Google search really isn’t that hard..

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    It’s hard to pretend to ignore someone especially a woman in entertainment who earns $1 million per episode and $25 million per season. Wasn’t she like the highest paid actress on TV?

    Bill Hader and Barry in everything (2 babka)
    The Great - Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and comedy writing and directing

    Severance in drama series, writing, Adam Scott for best actor, Ben Stiller for drama directing, and the whole cast in supporting.

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    Wasn’t she like the highest paid actress on TV?

    She was almost always second highest paid after Sofia Vergara who topped from 2013-2020. Cuoco’s contract for The Big Bang Theory earned her $1 million per episode, which was one of the best contracts at the time.

    Emmy FYC
    -Severance in all categories.
    -Ted Lasso in all categories.
    -The Dropout in all categories.

    -Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Margaret Qualley, Colin Firth
    -Jung Ho-Yeon, Lee Yoo-Mi, Sarah Snook, Laura Linney.
    -Jean Smart, Kaley Cuoco, Juno Temple, Sarah Lancashire and Martin Short.

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    Sure, but your original post sure made it seem like you watched the show and you would know who the main star and producer of the show is if you watched it. Also, the internet exists. Don’t try to be cute by being contrarian or rude, you just look stupid and disrespectful. It’s fine to not like things, but to be overly reductive by way of diminishing the accomplishments of an actress who certainly is more of a household name than you seem to think she is by nature of her being on one of the biggest sitcoms of all time, whether you like that or not, is petty. You don’t have to like a season of television, and you also don’t have to be a troll online for the sole purpose of getting a reaction.

    I find more stupid and trollish this whole cheesy ass post over calling a person ‘the actress’ because her name didn’t come to my mind as if it was some sort of insult when in fact it’s her profession, I constantly read tones of the times on media outlets articles referring to people as “the director” or “the actor” and never seen people having this childish overreaction as if it’s an insult calling people by their professions.

    I didn’t care or need to make a research about her name, the point of my post was expressed clearly either way.

     

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    The allusion is funny because more people know who Kaley Cuoco is than they do for 95% of actors.

    Maybe in the US, but surprise the rest of the world exists and not everybody from the US is known or popular in the same way depending from the country.

    I’m not from the US and I can assure in my country she’s a nobody media wise, I only saw her on this tv show and of course I know who she is and recognize her name because I follow tv stuff, nobody has denied that.

    I watch tones of different tv shows from every part of the world since years and I can’t remember the name of everybody and I don’t even care to know the name of every actor I watch on a tv show, especially if I find the project to be mediocre and with bad acting and writing like in this case, but I guess this is the real problem in here, me not stanning over some corny tv show.

     

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