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October 26, 2020 at 12:21 pm #1203803694
This show gave me exactly what I expected from it- a decent thriller that is well shot and mostly beautiful to look at (I am not digging the blurry lenses in some of the establishing shots) with good acting. David E Kelley’s writing is easily the weakest part of the show and we’ll see how that improves as the show goes on (the book it is based on has pretty meh reviews on goodreads compared to BLL so I do not expect greatness). But I’ll enjoy guessing what is happening on a weekly basis, something I haven’t done with TV in a long time.October 24, 2020 at 10:51 pm #1203801031
Blanchett perhaps?October 24, 2020 at 11:55 am #1203800325
The Americans, Person of Interest and DarkOctober 19, 2020 at 2:00 am #1203787828
Carter was amazing in the two episodes focused on her character but Kirby was sensational in Beryl. Might be my favorite performance in a single episode of the show thus far (Josh O’Connor is a close second for 306)October 18, 2020 at 1:59 pm #1203786941
I heard most of them will just have cameosOctober 18, 2020 at 11:29 am #1203786326
These are terrible posters wtf was Netflix thinking?October 17, 2020 at 10:22 pm #1203785432
I will start watching this soon!October 17, 2020 at 3:47 pm #1203784839
Okay I finished this and that finale wrecked me. I am not a big crier but wow what a beautiful show. I’ve been weeping since finishing jt last night. It’s so unbelievably beautiful. I love how love, itself, is the thread tying all these stories. I do think that the comparisons with Hill House are inevitable but imo both are very different beasts and it is much rather like comparing apples and oranges. Both are amazing in their own terms, both has their own sets of flaws and yet manages to still tell deeply human stories. I really loved the kind of horror stories they chose to portray in Bly Manor. The episodes never failed to fill me with absolute dread or make me sad. I loved how they used ghosts metaphorically for depression/death/memory loss/love. Accents and inconsistencies regarding the British culture aside, every character really found a way to my heart at some point, even Peter fucking Quint. I guess my only complaint would be the way the episodes felt randomly strung together and their order did not make a bunch of sense (like I thought Episode 8 would have worked much better as Episode 4 and having the last two episodes focus on Dani would have made the finale so much stronger, but then again I’m not a writer). I think Hill House did a better job at interweaving the flashbacks with the present storyline. But, then I thought about it and it kind of makes sense considering the narrator is making the story up (or at least some of it) on the fly so I doubt she very much cared for the order. I also loved the little cause they gave for why the narrator decided to tell this story at the wedding. Also as a fan of The Turn of the Screw, I loved the fact that they made her an unreliable narrator in a sense (you’ll know if you’ve seen the finale and I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t). Lastly, Victoria Pedretti needs to play a character who gets a happy ending next season (I demand justice for Nell and Dani)
Will definitely be re-watching at some point.
Also Netflix needs to renew this show ASAP. It’s easily the best first season of any Netflix Original they produced this year (from the ones I’ve seen anyways).
Final also: Mike Flanagan should have done the Ratched origin story we’d have a much much better show deserving of Sarah Paulson’s talents (the wasted potential of that show continues to haunt me still)October 16, 2020 at 10:02 pm #1203783646
Season 3 you mean?October 16, 2020 at 10:55 am #1203782549
I finished this and the last two episodes were classic Ryan Murphy get-rid-of-all-plotlines-and-characters-because-I-don’t-know-what-to-do-with-them bad. Like so so so much wasted potential. Why Sharon Stone ever agreed to play that character is beyond me.October 15, 2020 at 10:08 pm #1203781659
I finally watched the hyped episode 5 and wow did it live up to it’s expectations and more. I was initially confused but what a brilliant metaphor for dementia this whole episode was. It made me not only sympathize with Hannah but also everyone who suffers from dementia/Alzheimer’s. T’Nia Miller snatched my wig with that performance, especially in the last scene. First time I cried this season. Also I don’t mind that it’s not your traditional scary show or even Hill House scary. I love how they’re exploring different themes that are scary in a different way.October 14, 2020 at 12:41 pm #1203778591
The overreactions in here. Imo the movie looks bad. Amy and Glenn seem to be acting every second they’re on screen- at least from the trailer- and Adams getting first billing seems to be all about Netflix pushing her for that Lead Actress nomination even though the story is about JD Vance. I haven’t read the book- the subject matter was controversial and imo uninteresting and judging from the trailer, they seem to have glossed over all the political stuff to make it a family melodrama akin to August Osage County. I’ll probably watch it still because I love Adams and Close but I don’t have high hopes for it.October 13, 2020 at 3:59 pm #1203776472
Wow considering how they held off on giving us a proper trailer for Season 3 till the first week of November, I had not expected them to release a proper trailer this early. Also what a fantastically edited trailer it was- teases you without giving anything away (I mean we know how the main events will unfold). Corrin nailed Diana’s aloofness from the looks of it and in some shots she looks so much like her it’s uncanny. I’ve had my doubts but Nina Gold can do no wrong. I’m excited to see Anderson as Thatcher but as of now I don’t really see Thatcher when I see her, but just her in a wig and a dress. But I’m confident she’ll do a great job. Not enough Colman in the trailer. Hopefully they’ll not do her dirty this time around and give her material to work with. She was great last season when she had things to do.October 13, 2020 at 2:04 am #1203775072
Okay four episodes in and I am still enjoying it even though episode 3 and 4 just seem randomly placed to give character background and fill in some gaps. They were flashback heavy and I don’t think the flashbacks added anything to the story, especially the ones in episode four. Imagine being Victoria Pedretti and having Episode 4 focused on your character after the writing masterclass that was The Bent Neck Lady (she still killed it though- really sold the inner conflict Dani was going through)October 11, 2020 at 3:27 am #1203770983
I am two episodes in (trying to pace myself) and I am definitely enjoying it a lot. I’ll try to not compare it to Hill House because this one has a different tone and I feel like comparing it to Hill House would just inevitably make the experience a lot less enjoyable. The only thing I am not a huge fan of are the accents- they seem to be a bit all over the place.