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May 4, 2021 at 6:32 pm #1204242845
One per week is so much better. Each episode feels more like an event. A little bit of anticipation can be a good thing. And isn’t it better when a show you love is ‘in season’ for 2-3 months instead of one day?
Also I like discussing what’s going on with TV shows in between episodes. Binging turns it into a solitary endeavor.May 1, 2021 at 11:26 am #1204238266
Okay, now that you have all seen the first two episodes, can we talk about Cailee Spaeny and also that ending of the second episode that was a regrettable reminder that this is a fictional television show?
Didn’t mind the end of the 2nd, but yes, Cailee Spaeny left a very strong impression!April 22, 2021 at 6:20 pm #1204215906
Quite a good first episode. I was impressed that it confidently established itself without a lot of bells and whistles- just a good cast of characters, good dialogue, and a good setting. And more importantly, it did all that without being boring at all. I was invested and am looking forward to more.February 18, 2021 at 9:34 am #1204048327
In for Kate Winslet but, can’t deny, this looks like Sharp Objects-liteJanuary 4, 2021 at 12:44 am #1203960930
Queen’s Gambit with a late run to take over the #2 spot on MetacriticDecember 5, 2020 at 3:28 am #1203895657
This is the first season of Fargo I struggled to finish. Ultimately, this story of two mediocre crime families never found that spark to take it to the next level. The characters were a mixed bag, some quite good, but also some were quite bad. The casting of Chris Rock was intriguing but, him as the crime boss just did not work out. Whenever the families crossed paths, there was too heavy a leaning on monologues ‘back in my day, blah blah blah blah, and that means THIS”. The deaths of several major characters to completely random events was not satisfying. Overall, I found it to be easily the weakest of the four seasons. Buckley felt like the biggest awards player.November 20, 2020 at 5:05 pm #1203851416
‘Last Words’ was a very sweet ending to this excellent series. That final talk between the old man and Onion was perfect.November 14, 2020 at 12:38 am #1203836055
Yep, this series is exceptional. Every aspect of it is executed at the highest level. Anya Taylor-Joy needs to be running the world but it can’t be said enough how much everyone just nailed it, the casting, supporting performances, directing, the writing, the sets, the period details, and the chess! Chess has never been better on screen.
Hugely entertaining and addicting. Best thing I’ve seen in 2020.October 18, 2020 at 9:31 am #1203786001
What a great performance by Ethan Hawke. The character is over-the-top, but it never feels like over-the-top acting at all.
But it must also be said, in the second episode when Hawke doesn’t appear until the end, this is still extremely watchable, it’s not just Hawke. Very well put together all-around.October 7, 2020 at 10:21 pm #1203766287
Fallon’s Tonight Show had some big success because they hit upon a gimmick with Jimmy playing grabass with the celebrities. The novelty had to run out eventually, and when it did, there’s nothing left there. They would be smart to phase him out.October 4, 2020 at 10:46 pm #1203760305
Watched the first three episodes. Jude Law is great, but, it fell flat for some reason. It kinda just hit all the expected notes of the backwoods cult story. I know I haven’t seen the whole series, but I’m pretty confident saying Midsommar was a far better take on a similar premise.July 12, 2020 at 10:41 pm #1203583268
As Iannucci’s follow-up to one of the all-time comedies, the disappointing Avenue 5 has to be it.