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December 25, 2020 at 4:50 pm #1203945245
Love, of course. The show is very good even now in its 17th season, I will watch it until the end and I will miss it tremendously. I found it a bit trite to read about its glorious days in the past, especially when we talk about performances. All the fans that have watched until now know that Caterina Scorsone, Sarah Drew, Camilla Luddington, Kim Raver, Jesse Williams, Giacomo Gianniotti, Chris Carmack and Kelly McCreary has been equally amazing, all of them have unforgettable performances, as good as the original cast. Especially, Caterina Scorsone, undoubtedly, one of the top performers of the entire show.December 25, 2020 at 3:14 am #1203944525
As you do know, I rarely watch comedy shows, but I just finished The Great and I do not know what to do with it. I mean, it is not exactly comedy, it has so much sex, gore and drama in it, but then, undoubtedly, also has a lot of dark humor and ridiculous comedy. I really liked it, but it is not for everybody. Also, it surprised me how long it was, a little too long for comedy and also for a show that centers only in the two main characters. Also, apart from Hoult and Fanning, both incredible and awards worthy, the rest of the cast left me a little underwhelmed. However, it is true that if it is going to get embraced, must be here and not in SAG.December 22, 2020 at 9:29 pm #1203941148
It’s not premiering on time. It won’t start shooting until Autumn.
What are your predictions for Drama Writing Ivo if I may ask?
Well, in that case, Esposito can happen for The Mandalorian, even if his screen time is limited, he does not have an internal competition.
For writing, The Crown for sure, probably with “War” or “Fairytale”. The Mandalorian with “The Rescue”. Perry Mason with “Chapter Seven”. And we have to see of The Morning Show, The Handmaid’s Tale will be eligible. Maybe This is us finally happens. It is very early.December 22, 2020 at 9:21 pm #1203941123
I wouldn’t take its score into account that much (it’s received a lot of trolling online because of its subject matter) but I also wouldn’t look into IMDB that much (after all Mrs. America only has 5k something votes). I also think to say it’s non-existent outside of the UK is flawed. It’s popular in some places outside of the UK (i.e. the Australian broadcaster of it literally made a video of it saying how popular it was lol).
Mrs. America is the exception that confirm the rule, and even so, the lack of passion and viewership hurt its chances and underperformed both in nominations and in wins. Also, Mrs. America was made for awards and for the industry, I even said back then that it was a lock regardless of its small popularity on IMDB for the mentioned reasons, just like it happened with Fosse/Verdon for the same reasons.
I Hate Suzie does not have any of that. Also, it is one thing to have 4000-5000 votes, and it is another thing to have 1600 votes. Also, how many of those 1600 can be from trolls? That score is problematic, shows with that small number of votes usually have very high scores. And there is no real evidence of its popularity, we also talked how lately studios are laying about that a lot…December 22, 2020 at 8:57 pm #1203941074
Stateless for sure is dead (it’s the definition of DOA) but we can agree to disagree on I Hate Suzie It may be optimistic but I am hopeful considering how it seems to be gathering more and more support from members of the Academy and high profile peeps (with Natasha Rothwell and George Clooney being too examples) and how unlike Years and Years it looks like it will land with BAFTA. Don’t kill my hopes yet haha (and yes I know it may be hope-dicting at this stage lol). That Drama writing category is empty
I Hate Suzie only has a score of 6.7 from the miserable amount of 1 600 votes on IMDB, it is literally non-existing outside of UK.December 22, 2020 at 8:53 pm #1203941064
If Better Call Saul premieres in time, Esposito will be a lock for that last season, so he will not be happening for The Mandalorian.December 22, 2020 at 8:46 pm #1203941044
Seasons 1 and 5 are pretty widely considered the weakest seasons so I don’t think this is that unpopular. I obviously suggest continuing though – it’s one of my favourite shows of all time.
Yeah, but they are not considered a “snooze fest”, so it is unpopular. Season 1 was so entertaining, it was so tense and full of turns and good drama. Episodes “Trust Me”, “Safe House”, “The Oath” and “The Colonel” are consider some of the best episodes of the entire show. Margo Martindale’s acting in “Trust Me” and “The Colonel” is the reason she won two Emmys for the show. I would not recommend to continue with the show is you really hate season 1.
Comer might have a better performance due to the writing, but that doesn’t make her a better actress.
True, she is better actress though.December 21, 2020 at 2:11 pm #1203937857
THR released an article about 48 showrunners sharing their favorite shows of 2020 and the most mentioned show is undoubtedly I May Destroy You. The second most mentioned ones are The Queen’s Gambit and Normal People. I may be wrong but The Queen’s Gambit immense popularity might not be enough to win over I May Destroy You.
Gosh, now I love Chris Mundy (Ozark) even more, his description of Normal People is just perfect. Daisy Edgar-Jones has to be SAG nominated now, pretty please!December 21, 2020 at 1:51 pm #1203937836
Recognizing that Paulson is loved by voters and is making a classic movie character I do not rule out a nomination
She is not making a classic movie character though, she has ZERO similarities with the original Ratched – ZERO. She is getting snubbed. Mark my words.December 21, 2020 at 1:30 pm #1203937795
Sandra Oh has always been better than Jodie Comer on Killing Eve and she doesn’t need to change accents to prove that. Whenever those two have shared a scene, it has been painfully obvious who the superior actress is. Just like with Heigl on Grey’s, Comer can’t compete with Oh when it comes to the balance of humour and pathos she brings to her characters, even if the latter is given material that’s several levels below what she deserved.
I know that Comer does not need my defense and that this is the unpopular thread, but it has always been painfully obvious that Comer is the superior actress, one of the most clear universal truths out there. And in season 3 was also painfully obvious that Shaw is a superior actress as well.December 21, 2020 at 1:01 pm #1203937746
I love a special line on the show when she says she was to busy being black to worry about being a woman until that happened
I got chills.
Me too, that was unforgettable.
The Queen’s Gambit is on the track to become the third miniseries on Imdb with the most votes.
I also watched that last week. I completely understand its success, it is very good mainstream product, but it is so “I want everybody to like me” type of show, does not want to offend anyone, the characters that represent minorities are so underwritten, the sexist is almost non-existant.
It has several incredible qualities though, the directing is superb, it makes chess the most exiting thing in the world, the art design, the decorations, the sets, the costumes are magnificent. And the acting of Anya Taylor-Joy is pure magic, she is the entire show, she plays the different states and ages of Beth so well, so perfectly, she is not afraid to go to dark places, what a talent.
But it does not deserve to beat I May Destroy You at all and I could see it do so only at the Globes.December 19, 2020 at 4:06 am #1203932132
I finished I May Destroy You and I think that is, without a doubt, the best TV show I have watched on 2020, It’s both graphic and intimate. It’s some of the most impressive storytelling I’ve ever seen.
Michaela Coel creates this amazingly vivid world that I’m not sure I’ve seen before, maybe in Euphoria or Fleabag. Tackling issues of race, consent and attitudes to sex, friendship, relationships, family. I never knew what to expect from it and this made me tense the whole time. Not always easy or comfortable to watch but always dazzling. The finale was very unsettling at times, but such a bold ending.
Coel is such a talent and the main thing that I will take from the show is how important it to take control of your own narrative. Pure brilliance. Give it all the awards.December 19, 2020 at 4:02 am #1203932128
I haven’t cried like that in a long time, I admit that when I started watching The Mandalorian, I never thought I would build this emotional connection with Mando and Grogu, I like Star Wars, but it is not one of my favorite movie series, I applaud John Favreau and Dave Filoni, they really created something very special with this production, the father-son relationship has never been shown in such an effective and original way in this kind of show. This final episode definitely deserves the 9.9 rating it has in IMDB.
And the second season was many times better than the first, not counting the second episode, which was a messy extravaganza, I would say it was one of the most perfect tv seasons/movies in the fantasy genre.
We have to mention the great acting of Pedro Pascal and Giancarlo Esposito, as well as how strong all the female characters were, both written and acted, Gina Carano (she is getting better and better), Ming-Na Wen (the original and for me the only Mulan, what a badass, she can kill you with a glance, and is 57 years old, just waw), Katee Sackhoff and Sasha Banks (I want more of them) and the MVP of the season, the incredible Rosario Dawson.
It was really epic, 10 out of 10.December 6, 2020 at 11:54 am #1203898427
You’re forcing that narrative. The only thing you said was it’s very obvious and other directors do it. Mank says to his secretary that he’s writing for movies because he isn’t that good of a writer, how about that? The screenplay of Citizen Kane was revolutionary in that time and its structure was way different than most of the films of that era so that has nothing to do with Fincher. You can see it that way, it’s just not obvious in any way and is probably not true.
You are denying to obvious, Fincher has an enormous ego and he does not even try to hide it.
It’s an artistic decision and people have to really stop assuming that filmmakers think about Oscars that much before most of them don’t.
It is a pretensions and snobbish decision. The film ends with the Oscar ceremony suggesting that that Oscar was the best thing that ever happened to Mank and he was not able to be humble even in that moment and used it to humiliates Welles. You really do not see the correlation between this film and the Oscars- the huge ego of Fincher?