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August 12, 2019 at 1:45 pm #1203021021
Very good premiere. Shiv was underutilized last season, seems like she’ll be more of a central figure this season which is good.August 2, 2019 at 4:23 pm #1203007738
Emily VanDerWerff on the show: “I’ve only seen a couple, but it’s REALLY good, and this is the KIND of role that could win Dunst an Emmy (albeit in a very crowded category)“July 16, 2019 at 9:25 am #1202977976
Was drama really that bad this year? These nominations are ROUGH!!!July 10, 2019 at 9:46 pm #1202970221
Claire Danes on Homeland is phenomenal, one of the best ever. Easy choice.June 27, 2019 at 11:02 pm #1202954557
As a big cheerleader for Season 1, have to say my peace at least once. Season 2 was a disaster. I don’t know what even happened in the first half of the season, aside from randos running afoul of Villanelle so she can get her ‘kill of the week’. The second half was just these ridiculous contrivances to get Eve and Villanelle together. It never made sense, and didn’t really pay off with anything so great anyway. The beats were already played in Season 1. Did the narrative really justify bringing back Konstantin? Now Villanelle, Konstantin, and presumably Eve have all been ‘pretend’ killed. Who’s left?
The events at the end of the finale, were a lot like the finale of Handmaid’s Tale Season 2: a HARD commitment to the status quo. Really, their entire Season 2s are alike in a lot of ways. In both cases, they were their network’s first big hit. They were both stories that were essentially meant to be one season, but for business reasons, the narrative had to be stretched and looped indefinitely to keep cranking out the hits. And I can’t argue, that’s exactly what these networks should be doing. It’s just unfortunate. Season 1 was so fresh and exciting, so it was no fun to watch this.
If some people can still enjoy it, that’s good. The cast is great, so of course they are still quite watchable, especially Jodie Comer who should be a legit superstar after this.June 18, 2019 at 2:50 pm #1202943372
What kind of death do people wanted for Cersei?….She never had a fighting scene or had any ability to do it.
I think the ‘people’ in question would have preferred Cersei actually being killed by anyone’s hand rather than being killed by rocks.
I get the writers not giving in to that easy catharsis. A leader like Cersei retreating and dying in isolation is rather appropriate. But man they sure made her look silly the next week when Tyrion is surveying the area and the rocks only fell in concentrated areas. Cersei + Jaime easily could have survived.June 18, 2019 at 8:55 am #1202942811
Too bad about Lanthimos dropping out but it looks like it still has a bit of his DNA. Great teaser, and Kirsten Dunst is just world class.June 17, 2019 at 10:43 pm #1202942419
I’ve got The Shield far and away the best finale for dramas, and Veep for comedyJune 16, 2019 at 11:14 pm #1202941064
I quite liked the premiere, though it should be noted this genre is verrry much in my wheelhouse. Gotta love Kevin Bacon in this role, and the supporting characters seem to have potential.June 7, 2019 at 11:18 pm #1202927880
The finale elevated this even more. Brilliant series. Is it just me or has this been a really great season for minis.June 7, 2019 at 8:58 pm #1202927774
Only this forum seems to hate Killing Eve s2 tbh. Since many people here are talking about Chernobyl’s IMDb ratings, Killing Eve s2 has also higher scores there than s1.
I’ve seen enough on Reddit to know that GD is not alone in that sentiment. And more recent critical reviews have not been kind.June 7, 2019 at 5:39 pm #1202927650
I can’t believe Season 2 is getting even better reviews than Season 1.
Doesn’t necessarily mean much. Season 2s get reviewed on a different curve than Season 1s. There are so many examples, but just one recent egregious one: Killing Eve (!!) getting better scores for Season 2 than Season 1, which, now that we’ve actually seen them both, is utterly laughable.May 24, 2019 at 9:31 pm #1202909699
Kid gloves sounds right. I haven’t even seen The Hot Zone yet, but, I’ve seen three episodes of Chernobyl, and I’d have an extremely hard time believing that Hot Zone (77 MC) and Chernobyl (83 MC) were not being graded on a WAY different curve –even before Riley’s review!