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July 3, 2022 at 2:55 am #1205002590
Watched 2 episodes and I like it. It’s really fun. It reminds of Clouds of Sils Maria.
I just don’t understand why some idiots are complaining about the actress doesn’t being asian like in the movie. Man, watch the show, it’s literally the point. He’s making fun of Hollywood’s remake cultures, and it’s not even subtle (it’s Assayas, so nothing will be subtle).
The show is not subtle at all, yet I feel like it’s still flying over the head of many viewers.
Oh well, it probably won’t have the buzz to win anything major but I’m liking it a lot.May 31, 2022 at 3:38 am #1204968091
Ozark is considered cool. Pretty much every guest on smartless podcast wants to know about Ozark or is praising Jason for Ozark. I think a lot of people see it as more of Breaking Bad replacement than they do Better Call Saul. Being cool is a part of that.
Wait there are actual people who really think that?
Ozark isn’t even half as good as either Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul so that would be a surprising notion to me.May 24, 2022 at 3:21 am #1204961932
I know this is unpopular around here, but this season sucks.
Loved the premiere (as you can see in my previous comment), but the rest of the season is just one of the most unentertaining (I’m making up words in the English language) things I’ve seen lately. Kaley is awesome with her acting choices and delivery, but all the rest is pretty bland. The premise of a Cassie Bowden’s doppelganger is pretty promising, but the writers are alergic to fun with those boring procedural agents investigating and saying a lot of cliches that looks like were written in 30 minutes.
Cassie ruining Shane’s relationship is the biggest proof of that. He could have lied, played like a joke, saying Cassie was drunk while making that assumption, it would add to his character as he tries to avoid Cassie from being a mess and ending up himself being a mess, but no, we gotta be boring because the story needs an empty character talking cliche investigation procedural shenanigans.
Too much information, too much stuff happening, too many characters, too many storylines. Meanwhile, the actual mystery is solved mostly off screen with exposition from Max and Shane.
Not even going to lean into Megan’s arc. It’s just ridiculous.
Not unpopular for me, it really sucks.
I agree 100% with all of the points you make, the acting is fine, the writing is really mediocre and the worst thing about it is how it makes the characters make stupid and not at all believable things just to move the plot forward. That’s like the perfect definition of lazy and bad writing.
The storylines are uninspired, and the show as a whole is not funny enough to be a comedy or to be taken seriously enough to be a drama.
I liked Season 1 despite my bias going in, but after this season 2 I’m done with it.May 24, 2022 at 3:17 am #1204961928
Also, this is based on a more traditional TV model. The good thing about streaming & Netflix is creators aren’t stuck in a particular format / episode length. They can have the episode length match the story and the beats they’re trying to hit rather than always being the same traditional TV length, and tell their story in as many episodes that they need.
You say good thing, I say the opposite.
As I’ve stated before, I still haven’t seen any evidence that this actually makes for better television.
Writers/directors need restraint, and 99% of the time less is more.May 24, 2022 at 3:13 am #1204961925
Just a friendly reminder that Rhea Seehorn has never been nominated for her work on this show.
Lol, the very definition of travesty.May 23, 2022 at 1:38 pm #1204961548
I’ve vigorously hated the trend of having BLOATED episodes runtime for the past few years now. It’s something that really started with the streaming platforms rise, with them not needing to adhere to a strict schedule that somehow infected cable networks too (FX has been notoriously at fault with this, but also HBO and others). And of course once Netflix did it, the others (Amazon, Disney, Apple) did it too.
Game of Thrones hyped the bloated runtime thing so much and yet despite that awful final season the trend didn’t change much.
I really can’t think of a single TV Show with bloated episodes runtime (so either a Drama pushing 60+ or a Comedy pushing 35+) that has actually been very good. All the best TV shows out there are thriving with the tried and true formula of 60 or less for Dramas and 30 or less for Comedies, there isn’t really a single evidence that would convince me that having longer episodes runtime is a good thing for a TV show.
This is why I’m so happy that with this 4th season of Stranger Things more and more critics are actively criticizing this. The Duffer really went overboard with this, having 14/15 hours of screentime split in 9 episodes is insane and not at all what a TV show should be like.
I don’t hate the show, I hope I’m gonna like it (and I’m going to watch it like it’s a 18 episodes season or something), but it was high time that a TV show got real flak for this, and I’m hoping that all the backlash can bring about a change in this trend.
Now the next thing on the list should be the, even more stupid, “10 hour movie split into parts” thing.May 10, 2022 at 4:04 am #1204947935
I seriously hope they’re not going to pencil in Ozark for a writing nomination just because of name recognition because the writing was turrible this season.
Then again, Game of Thrones even won it with garbage episodes so nothing should surprise me anymore.April 5, 2022 at 4:24 am #1204904768
The show is still as good as it ever was, but any chance of winning anything major has probably passed. It’s not as zeitgest-y as it was in Season 2 and it’s not the kind of shows that get a lot of traction with white old voters.April 5, 2022 at 4:22 am #1204904766
First reviews are out for the double premiere and are pretty stellar, although it’s probably not that surprising.
Currently sitting at 91 with a lot of perfect scores.February 18, 2022 at 5:08 am #1204808167
Re: 2023 / House of The Dragon (via George RR Martin’s blog today
So when will you get to see it, you ask? When will the dragons dance?
I wish I could tell you. Lots of work remains to be done, as I said, and covid makes planning difficult. This spring? Unlikely. Maybe summer? Could be. Fall? Who knows?
You’ll know when we do.
Yep, it’s not making it for this year.
Which is fine I guess, HBO already has the preemptive favorite for Best Drama, no need to stack things up.February 13, 2022 at 1:53 am #1204799239
Returning/new confirmed (networks with a summer or winter nom in the last 2 years)
Bel-Air (Peacock) Feb 13
Severance (Apple) Feb 18
The Endgame (NBC) Feb 21
Law and Order reboot (NBC) – Feb 24
Killing Eve Season 4 (return) – Feb 27
Winning Time (HBO) March 6
Pachinko (Apple) March 24
Paramount+ (Halo) March 24
Bridgerton (Netflix) March 25
Slow Horses (Apple) – April 1
61st Street (AMC) – April 10
Slow Horses (Apple) April 1
Tokyo Vice (HBOMax) April 7
Better Call Saul (AMC) April 18
Shining Girls (Apple) April 29
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+) May 5
Most probable TBAs:
HBO: The Time Traveler’s Wife (WarnerMedia panel Feb 14)
HBOMax: Julia (WarnerMedia panel Feb 14)
FX: The Old Man (TBA panel?)
Netflix: The Sandman, Ozark S4 part 2 (TBA panel?)
Showtime: The Man Who Fell to Earth (TCA panel Feb 22-23)
All of these wrapped Jul-Dec 2021 and have been in some level of promo or stinger. The Old Man is TBA not sure if it managed to get back filming.
Last day of TCA is Feb 24. They also have Peacock and CBS to go (presuming everyone participates) but I don’t think there is anything there likely to be a drama awards push unless I’m forgetting something.
We’re probably getting House of the Dragon and Barry premiere date very soon and they’re going to be this spring too.February 11, 2022 at 5:17 am #1204796232
Drama actor is incredibly competitive this year. I don’t like calling more than half the slots in a category locked at this stage in this season but it does feel like there’s a solid four right now in Bateman, Cox, Jung-jae and Strong. Which would make the battle for the final two slots incredibly stiff considering we’ve got Brown and Odenkirk returning, Costner in a SAG and PGA nominee and Reilly, Scott and Oldman in new series.
Emmy voters are going to fuck it up and leave Odenkirk out to dry again aren’t they?Not now