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March 30, 2023 at 7:35 pm #1205369983
Does anyone have a read on the buzz and general reception for this new season of Ted Lasso? Feels quieter than usual to me but I can’t tell if that’s just me and my social media bubble or something else…
I think Apple has definitely gone out of its way with a ton of promotions and I did see the news with the White House visit but the episodes feel less discussed than ever before.
I’m also personally enjoying the season a bit but not really as much as I have before, and something feels slightly off with the writing that is just not working for me as well as it did in previous seasons. The actors are certainly still on their A-game though.ReplyMarch 26, 2023 at 7:24 pm #1205364990
The episode may have started a *bit* slow but it was well-earned by the end. That final conversation between Tom and Shiv was especially devastating, and the Weeks Ahead preview had so much to unpack for the coming episodes… I. can’t. wait.ReplyMarch 22, 2023 at 4:14 pm #1205360486
The Last of Us is hard to predict as of now, because we simply don’t know how much awards bodies are going to take to it yet. As much as we can say that it has gone viral every week and had incredible viewer ratings, you could have said the same about House of the Dragon, which dominated social media weekly but has done *generally* not as well at the different awards so far. On the other hand, the White Lotus has done extremely well at awards shows but it kinda feels like it might be due to relatively weak competition so far.
Of course, the Last of Us is certainly more acclaimed than HOTD but there are still some criticisms (about pacing, especially with the finale) so it’s just hard to say how it will do above the line.ReplyMarch 22, 2023 at 11:25 am #1205360072
Who are people leaning towards for Lead Actor?
The recently published Succession S4 reviews rarely point out Cox (despite him leading the odds here) and heavily focus on the three siblings (Snook, Strong, Culkin). Not sure if Strong will win again though if The Last of Us is truly strong and Pedro Pascal actually has a good chance.
Technically, Odenkirk has a chance too but I have lost a lot of confidence in BCS in general at this point for awards…ReplyMarch 22, 2023 at 11:18 am #1205360055
Most reviews are pointing out the focus on and the performances of the 3 main siblings (Snook, Culkin, Strong), so here’s hoping for their awards chances for all of them, especially since this show has ultimately always felt like *their* show above all else.ReplyDecember 11, 2022 at 10:17 pm #1205189273
jennifer coolidge we will get you your emmy at all cost! #TheWhiteLotus pic.twitter.com/KZG2pdzLoD
— out of context the white lotus (@oocwhitelotus) December 12, 2022
Fahy was the standout for me overall but I certainly haven’t laughed harder at a scene all year than this one with Coolidge showing utter Coolidge brilliance.ReplySeptember 4, 2022 at 5:50 pm #1205066976
Hacks coming through despite 4 nominees! (and that surprise win in costuming!) I feel like I’ve been underestimating it now…ReplySeptember 4, 2022 at 5:46 pm #1205066941
That Boy from 6B episode was extraordinary sound mixing work, so as it should!ReplySeptember 4, 2022 at 5:30 pm #1205066839
Finally a correct prediction lolReplySeptember 4, 2022 at 5:26 pm #1205066809
I love the clothes in Hacks to be fair, but the costuming for Euphoria, Only Murders, and even Pam & Tommy felt more impressiveReplySeptember 4, 2022 at 5:25 pm #1205066801
Hacks??? Did not see that comingReplyJuly 28, 2022 at 12:41 pm #1205027934
Too Much Birthday is a great submission so I don’t know why people are so down and out about it lol. It’s a Kendall-centric episode from start to finish, and anyone who watched the HBO clip interviewing the cast for that particular episode knew it was always going to be Jeremy’s submission. He literally says that he loves the episode so much and that he thinks it is one of the greatest scripts he’s ever received.
I think people wanted him to choose the finale for the confession scene but he’s not doing much beyond that (even in the final confrontation, it’s really Shiv and Roman doing a lot more). The only other choice would have been The Disruption imo but at that point, it’s really a toss up. Plus, the added benefit of choosing 4×7 is that Logan is barely in the episode (and Brian is obviously his main competition).
Of all the Succession submissions to be confused about/complaining about, this one is easily the least criminal (and was the most obvious). Both him and Brian actually have the best submission choices so far of the cast.
Now, Matthew just needs to choose What It Takes (if he doesn’t, that’s going to be an actual blunder)ReplyJune 20, 2022 at 5:03 pm #1204990960
What are people deciding to do with This is Us for nominations? I can tell they’ve been really pushing Mandy Moore and obviously Sterling K. Brown is always a contender one way or another but otherwise I have no idea how much of a push it is going to get (if any) with the most recent season being its last and if that is helping its chances at all?
The competition is much steeper than its been in past years so I can’t tell if it might just get blanked completely or grab a couple…June 18, 2022 at 7:16 pm #1204989437
Is there any chance Jesse Armstrong doesn’t win for writing for Succession? If so, who would beat him?
Honestly, I think there’s an extremely high chance that Armstrong repeats here (and clearly so does HBO considering they submitted only the finale once again to increase their chances), so the chances of him not winning are low…
BUT the episode to beat him would probably be the Severance finale “The We We Are” because it was also the only episode submitted for Severance (a show that is getting more and more popular by the minute right now). The only thing I’d say is that we don’t realistically know how the writers branch feels about Severance yet so it’s a little untested and the finale is imo an even bigger directing achievement than writing (as great as the writing was as well). This shouldn’t be that much of an issue with how hot the show has been lately but I definitely would want to see how many noms it gets overall to gauge its popularity in the Academy.
Frankly, I wish Better Call Saul had a better chance than it realistically does but submitting 6 episodes for writing nominations and probably getting multiple (leading to somewhat of a vote split) is not ideal. I also think Squid Game would have had a better shot if they chose a better episode but the episode they did choose (“One Lucky Day” aka the finale) was easily one of its weaker episodes, especially in terms of writing. A dark horse contender here *would* be Yellowjackets but I don’t think it’s realistically strong enough to beat the Succession finale at this point yet with it being only in its first season.ReplyJune 17, 2022 at 11:13 pm #1204988774
Considering Ted Lasso submitted multiple episodes for directing and writing, I’m genuinely confused which ones are considered the “standouts” of the season? It feels somewhat likely the show will get multiple nominations but I can’t tell which episodes are more likely to get in than others…
Ted Lasso (Directing Submissions):
Beard After Hours
Inverting the Pyramid of Success
No Weddings and a Funeral
“Beard After Hours” was such a divisive episode that I don’t think it’s getting in (even if it can be seen as more of a directing achievement…) but while the season finale is typically a strong bet, I can’t help but feel like people liked both “Rainbow” and “No Weddings and a Funeral” more? Not sure if that is a commonly shared opinion though?
Ted Lasso (Writing Submissions):
No Weddings and a Funeral
And, are people predicting multiple writing nominations for Ted Lasso? The competition is pretty strong this year, so it’s hard to tell whether people even remember the 2nd season as a whole.Not now