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    Baranski’s CBS Sunday Morning profile.

    Whether Baranski goes lead or supporting it’s pretty clear she’s the promotional priority (and probably the awards one too)

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    Whether Baranski goes lead or supporting it’s pretty clear she’s the promotional priority (and probably the awards one too)

    Yeah HBO really seem to be promoting Baranski a lot (Cynthia Nixon too although I guess part of that is due to And Just Like That… being on air right now).

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    "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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    Yeah HBO really seem to be promoting Baranski a lot (Cynthia Nixon too although I guess part of that is due to And Just Like That… being on air right now).

    It’s kind of frustrating because I would have liked to have seen more of Carrie, but I also appreciate the other two are better known and it is what it is.

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    For an initial promotional push, I think they’re getting the right people out there. Baranski and Coon have the best reviews of the bunch, so I think word of mouth will carry Carrie far if this takes off with audiences and the Emmys. Like everyone else, I’m most interested in what they’ll do with the two of them in terms of category placement. It sounds like Coon should go lead and Baranski supporting, but I find it hard to believe that they’re not going to run the face of the series and number one on the call sheet in lead.

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    For an initial promotional push, I think they’re getting the right people out there. Baranski and Coon have the best reviews of the bunch, so I think word of mouth will carry Carrie far if this takes off with audiences and the Emmys. Like everyone else, I’m most interested in what they’ll do with the two of them in terms of category placement. It sounds like Coon should go lead and Baranski supporting, but I find it hard to believe that they’re not going to run the face of the series and number one on the call sheet in lead.

    It’s also interesting because with the show being so ensembly and only 5 episodes having been made available to critics for review, for all we know Baranski could be more of a lead in the back half and Coon more supporting.

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    "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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    It’s also interesting because with the show being so ensembly and only 5 episodes having been made available to critics for review, for all we know Baranski could be more of a lead in the back half and Coon more supporting.

    One of the hosts on the Pilot TV podcast said he perceived Jacobson and Benton to be the leads, but I’m fairly sure that was just based on the pilot (Also, Carrie is a guest in this episode).

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    I have never seen a promotional rollout like this for a new series. The focus in all of the articles about how the show was in development hell for a decade.

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    I have never seen a promotional rollout like this for a new series. The focus in all of the articles about how the show was in development hell for a decade.

    Odd promo by HBO. I am inclined to think whilst it’s started to pick up now, it might need a few weeks to build because they really left it very late to roll out for a show that’s not in that natural Sunday night slot.

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    They did a very similar promo technique for Mare of Easttown last year (not do too much until around a week before the premiere). Although of course that had the elusive Sunday night slot and starred Kate Winslet so it probably didn’t need as much promo in advance in the end.

    Mare peaked late though

     

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    Goodness Carrie Coon really never misses a beat.

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    "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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    Please fill me in on this one guys, Paramount + picked it up 24 hours delayed here because…….reasons?

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    Please fill me in on this one guys, Paramount + picked it up 24 hours delayed here because…….reasons?

    No one really feels like a clear lead from that pilot. It opens on Coon and Spector’s characters moving in and the inciting incident that forces Jacobson’s character to move in with Baranski and Nixon’s but neither’s sub plots feel like they drive the show more than the other (although I guess you could say Jacobson is a borderline lead).

    I liked the pilot. It wasn’t perfect by any means but I found it quite entertaining. It reminded me of The Age of Innocence quite a bit. I think the only thing that I really was unsure how I felt about was the integration of Benton’s character into the story. I thought Benton was quite a magnetic presence in this episode and the character herself is interesting but whilst I am glad that this show has incorporated some diversity that Downton Abbey didn’t really have and is trying to tackle systemic racism within that class bracket, I’m concerned for how the storyline will be resolved. I wouldn’t like it being a white saviour-y situation like we’ve seen so many period dramas do in the past but I can’t really trust Fellowes on that one lol.

    Along with Coon and Benton I thought Baranski and Nixon were quite good in the pilot. The former hasn’t really had a big scene to shine in (although I assume that will be coming soon) but still elevated every moment she was on screen. The latter plays such a fascinating, more “restrained” character and I thought she had quite a nice monologue in the second half of the episode.

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    "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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    Totally agree with your read on the pilot. I thought the opening third felt a bit meandering – it moves briskly between all of these characters so you never really feel settled until everyone’s on the same block in New York – but it takes off properly from there and I really enjoyed the rest of it. Based on this one episode it does feel like Coon and Jacobson are the central characters, but there are so many directions the show can pursue at any given moment that I feel like Baranski, Nixon, Benton, etc. will all feature more prominently throughout the season. They’re all really good out of the gate, too. Nixon feels like she is recreating her character Birdie from The Little Foxes here, and I mean that as a compliment. She was terrific in that role, so I hope we see more shades of that character. Baranski and Coon are as good as you’d expect.

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    thought Benton was quite a magnetic presence in this episode and the character herself is interesting but whilst I am glad that this show has incorporated some diversity that Downton Abbey didn’t really have and is trying to tackle systemic racism within that class bracket, I’m concerned for how the storyline will be resolved. I wouldn’t like it being a white saviour-y situation like we’ve seen so many period dramas do in the past but I can’t really trust Fellowes on that one lol.

    Yep, we’ll need to see how that plays out. The difficulty with Bridgerton essentially being their “competition” is they take an entirely different approach so I imagine it will be something that is focused on as things go on.

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