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May 26, 2020 at 8:18 am #1203501566
As a big fan of Season 1 (I was thought it was Julia Roberts’ career best work), I wasn’t sure what to expect with Season 2.
The first six episodes were excellent! I loved putting the pieces together to this story. Janelle Monae was excellent, but Hong Chau is on another level. She’s sensational.
I absolutely hated how the story ended, and most of the events in the finale didn’t work for me. I left watching the finale pretty ‘bad taste in my mouth’ (pun intended). Also didn’t care for Chris Cooper’s character, and surprisingly (as much I love her) didn’t feel Joan Cusack’s character fit well with the show. I agree with a reviewer who said it felt like she was transported from another show. And I absolutely love Joan Cusack!
I also didn’t realize Season 2 was only 7 episodes, so realizing Episode 7 was the finale didn’t sit well.May 21, 2020 at 2:29 pm #1203494072
Queen Blanchett should be locked for winning. She has several scenes that have sealed the deal: the slapping herself, the smoking monologue, the confessional scene. She’s brilliant.
I’m also not one of those Sarah Paulson stans (she does give great performances), but wow, she should absolutely be winning supporting actress with this episode. It felt like this episodes was made to give her another Emmy. This is coming from someone who feels the entire supporting cast should be nominated (unfortunately, that won’t happen).May 20, 2020 at 10:18 am #1203491724
I’m not sure how’d I rank all these performances, but I know I’d put Kyra Sedgwick as #1, with Julianna Margulies as #2, and then Claire Danes and Elisabeth Moss next.
Not sure which season’s tape was better for Julianna Margulies. In Season 2, her tape was the episode where she got dressed while listening to rock music (one of the best scenes of the series), and had the breakdown with her daughter. And then in Season 5, she submitted “The Last Call,” in which that final scene broke me.
Sedgwick is number one because she was always aces on “The Closer,” had one heck of an episode submission (and consistently had great tapes), and it was a deserving win after losing so many times. Writing this makes me miss Brenda!May 20, 2020 at 10:09 am #1203491701
I tend to watch Killing Eve either as it airs or watching it later on Sunday nights. Either way, I might be a little sleepy and I wonder if that will affect my opinion of certain episodes/certain scenes. Some of the scenes, I am going “Is this necessary or what the hell is going on?”
No, much of this episode’s content was boring. The show needs to put more focus on its leading ladies, and less on the supporting cast. I don’t need more scenes with Konstentin et al., and Carolyn’s daughter. This season is becoming a major letdown.May 20, 2020 at 10:07 am #1203491699
1. Michelle Williams – Fosse/Verdon
2. Kate Winslet – Mildred Pierce
3. Sarah Paulson – ACS: People vs OJ Simpson
4. Claire Danes – Temple Grandin
5. Laura Linney – The Big C: Hereafter
6. Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies
7. Julianne Moore – Game Change
8. Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge
9. Jessica Lange – AHS: Coven
10. Regina King – 7 Seconds
There is absolutely no weak link in this line-up. King may be last on this list, but she is deserving for this performance. If I could add nominated performances, I’d add Felicity Huffman for “American Crime” Season 2, the “Feud” ladies, Patricia Arquette, Amy Adams, Jessica Lange for Asylum (better than “Coven”).May 14, 2020 at 9:11 am #1203481141
I agree, RCS. I’ve relatively bored with this season. The premiere was so stellar, but I’m tired of constant firm changes. As much as I like Lucca, I’m glad to hear she’s leaving the show. Hopefully the writers can continue making this “The Christine Baranski Show” and less of an ensemble. They haven’t done Baranski dirty like they did Mary McDonnell in the “Major Crimes-The Closer” spin off (they never gave McDonnell any meaty material like Kyra Sedgwick), but I’d much rather watch for Baranski to shine.May 11, 2020 at 8:29 am #1203475827
Amazing second season. Such an easy binge, and the two leads are aces! Applegate is brilliant in this role.
The two guest stars that were ’embargoed’ earlier did nothing to warrant any conversation in being nominated.May 11, 2020 at 8:27 am #1203475821
This episode was…a journey. I’m not sure if this was one of the best episodes of the series, or a steaming pile of garbage. The last ten minutes of the episode were phenomenal for Comer, but I think Linney is still stronger.April 29, 2020 at 1:11 pm #1203453849
I doubt it, but does Harriet Harris have a lot to do/is she good in this? She’s in the promotional photos for the show, but I haven’t seen a lot of reviews that mention her. I gather it’s a small role.April 27, 2020 at 4:11 pm #1203450471
Don’t forget about Shirley Knight (RIP) for lead actress for “Law and Order.”April 26, 2020 at 10:13 pm #1203449324
Honestly, my favorite performance in this line-up is Ellen Burstyn. Sure, it’s not her best performance, but it’s my favorite from her. Anytime I hear the theme from the film (the Johnny Mathis song), it takes me the end of the movie, which I find beautiful.April 26, 2020 at 4:03 pm #1203448963
“Mildred Pierce” should have won in all categories in 2011. It still upsets me that Downton was considered a miniseries, even though it had a second season. “Mildred Pierce” was one of the finest miniseries produced by HBO.April 23, 2020 at 2:25 pm #1203444177
The finale (and the final season) was not what I would have personally wanted, but I loved “the slap.” I think it was iconic moment.