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November 28, 2020 at 9:18 am #1203879720
You can accuse me of “The Crown stanning” all you want but I mean excluding The Handmaid’s Tale when was the last time a show that didn’t have a dysfunctional family drama as a subplot or as its core win? Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, The Sopranos and Succession all had that. The Mandalorian doesn’t.
not accusing you of Crown stanning, nor am I gonna argue The Mandalorian is series-win competitive (directing though…) but I will say the family-drama thing you’re preaching is a really a big stretch. The link connecting Sopranos to Mad Men to Game of Thrones is hardly the “aspect of family”, even if it is an aspect. If you wanna talk about the male anti-hero’s dominance in golden age of TV as evidenced through Tony Soprano, Walter White, Don Draper, and now Logan/Kendall Roy then sure, that’s a way easier path to follow, but maybe you’re choosing to ignore that because it looks good for The Mandalorian.November 26, 2020 at 5:32 am #1203874601
Add that to the fact that Brian Cox is a 74 year old man and has diabetes, and the show won’t go on without him, for me it’s kinda impossible.
they’ll still obviously take the precautions, but just to point it out I think Cox had covid already and it was super mild for himNovember 25, 2020 at 11:20 pm #1203874157
I’m kinda worried this is gonna get zero attention apart from critics in the US, nobody seems to know about itNovember 24, 2020 at 11:01 pm #1203870334
Finished. War and Avalanche continued this season’s high quality. Corrin is just so fantastic, I need her to win, but on that note, it wasn’t until War that I started to really consider how possible a vote-split was. For most of the season, despite thinking Anderson was great I was pretty certain almost anyone who watches at least the first half would easily vote for Corrin, but Anderson is FANTASTIC in War. Still, the category will probably be weak and this is looking to be the drama of the season so I’m not overly worried, but yeah, we have two deserving supporting actress winners on our hands.
The thing about Corrin that I’m not sure has been noted in full is how perfectly she tracks the aging. There is obvious differences in her posture and mannerisms to dignify Diana’s aging, but none of them over the top or missing the mark, all of them judged to perfection. She is just a knockout, and the lost shot, UGH. Can’t wait to see what she does next.
Also, after 9 and 10, I get why Riley said Charles was a straight-up villain, and even though I think there’s some empathy baked into him, boy is he a prick, and O’Connor is fantastic.
At this point, I’m on board for this show to win series, actress, supporting races, writing and directing, largely because it was great, but also because is it going to have any competition at all? If We Are Who We Are goes drama, I may prefer that for writing or directing, but that’s basically it. If a weak year means locks for Corrin and O’Connor then so be it.November 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm #1203867500
Short and slick is the way to do television.
this isn’t the place, nor am I prepared to argue about American vs British TV (I don’t feel qualified) but I will say I disagree wholeheartedly with this sentiment. While much of my favorite television recently has been small in length and episode count, much of the art of the television series lies in its ability to sustain itself over many seasons and episodes. The Netflix effect is leading to a shorter episode count across the landscape, which is a bummer, because the long running nature of television (4+ seasons) is what can make it particularly special.November 24, 2020 at 11:48 am #1203865874
Yeah John Early and Meredith Hagner deserve to winNovember 23, 2020 at 10:27 am #1203857761
Last year there was a clear top 3: Succession, Fleabag, and Watchmen. I don’t think we’ll have such dominant this year, but I don’t think you’ll see many lists that I May Destroy You, Better Call Saul, and Better Things miss.November 22, 2020 at 6:58 pm #1203855979
Is there any reason to think The Nevers will be much of a contender at all? Genuinely asking. Then again this field gets weaker by the dayNovember 21, 2020 at 12:03 pm #1203853231
Ok yeah, I watched the first episode and it’s really good. Piper is great. It’s over the top aesthetic is a little dizzying-I think I May Destroy You did that in a cleaner, more subtle and effective way, but I also gather that this is going to be lighter than that so it isn’t totally a flaw. I’m in for the season.November 20, 2020 at 1:24 pm #1203850916
I find it very hard to see Marielle Heller missing at the Emmys. She is the likeliest of the Summer/Autumn/Winter contenders to WIN the Emmy, is in one of the most high profile shows of the year and now is helped by the fact that Impeachment won’t be returning on time. Her performance is also just as acclaimed as Taylor-Joy’s and imo is better than hers (not to say Taylor-Joy was bad it’s just in episodes with Heller I felt she was outacted by Heller). I mean has anyone from an Autumn/Winter series ever missed at the Emmys before? I’d say she’s the closest thing we have to a lock in the Supporting Actress in a Limited Series/Movie category right now.
i think you’re stretching. At this point, Heller may be in the race to win the Emmy (in 10 months), but there is no world in which she is the story from The Queens Gambit blowup success. That is pretty obviously Taylor Joy. The consensus is way more of “this is Taylor Joy’s star making performance and she’s fantastic- also hey! Director marielle heller acts in it and she’s good!”
Edit: let me also say I haven’t watched yet, just have noticed that the Buzz for ATJ far surpasses Heller’s, even though the latter for sure has some. And it’s not just because Taylor-Joy is the lead, T’Nia Miller received far more buzz than Victoria Pedretti earlier in the year.November 20, 2020 at 11:54 am #1203850635
Watched the middle four.
Favourites: this to me was Anderson’s best so far. I thought her scene with Colman at the beginning was perfectly in tune with the mannerisms she established but still grounded in emotion. Episode was fairly passable after that.
Fagan: one of the show’s bests ever. Felt frozen for a little bit right before the police came in. Also…are we prepared to talk about how that’s a winning Colman tape? She earns her spot as the default front runner now.
Terra Nulius: what else has to be said? Corrin and O’Connor are fantastic.
The Hereditary Principle: HBC is great, this episode wasn’t super memorable though. Other than hammering home how absolutely despicable the Royals areNovember 18, 2020 at 7:27 pm #1203846677
Not that anyone was actually concerned, but around the topic of Corrin being “Pelphrey’d”: type her name into Youtube, she’s everywhere. Then type his, and he has like a SAG interview and the Gold Derby one. She’s not getting snubbed.November 16, 2020 at 10:58 pm #1203842298
I’ve watched up to episode 3, and would give my takes except they’d be mostly redundant: Corrin is obviously a superstar, Anderson is obviously doing a lot but mostly succeeding, Menzies is great in ep 1 and 2 with little to work with, same with HBC in ep 3, Colman is cozying into the part.
One thing that is kind of different that I will say is that even though Charles is a dick I think I don’t totally see him as a clear “villain” because its clear his terrible actions towards Diana are a clear result of his own heartbreak, but then again this is episode 3 and I don’t exactly expect him to get nicer.
Another thing I do want to say: we all see how good Erin Doherty is. So does the internet, so does the media. So I kinda just wonder why the series didn’t pave the way for more Anne screen time. This season is obviously busy with Diana, Charles, and Thatcher which is very necessary, but why couldn’t we have gotten a lot of her last season? Was it not the slowest season yet? There was an attempt to kidnap her during that time period!! If we can watch Philip have a mid-life crisis over the moon (which was still a good episode) why can’t we get some actual plot for an obviously intriguing character played fantastically?? Just wish Erin Doherty had her real momentNovember 13, 2020 at 2:31 pm #1203835062
This is why I am so confused as to what happens with Corrin at the Globes.
also, the supporting category is way more veteran friendly as opposed to the lead ones that love their breakouts (hence why Anya Taylor Joy is probably winning). If Corrin were in lead I’d predict her in a heartbeat, but in the combined supporting category that loves veterans she’s not even totally nomination safe.