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October 27, 2020 at 8:59 pm #1203806997
It’s something I really like about Kidman. She’s been in the top 1% of the Hollywood A-list for 20 years now but she takes parts in projects and roles that actors of her stature wouldn’t usually be approached for purely because she responds to the material.
I always laugh at interviews she gives. She’s a very enigmatic person and it cracks me up every time she appears on Graham Norton and ends up being the butt of the joke and embraces it. Looking forward to listening to this podcast!October 27, 2020 at 7:11 pm #1203806839
Just finished rewatching Homecoming for the third time. What a special show. The cinematography is unlike anything else. I can’t believe it didn’t sweep technical awards—instead it was shut out. Huh?…
I’m unsure what to watch next. The Undoing is the last show I’ve been really looking forward to and once that’s done I will need to browse. I’m thinking of possibly starting The Boys. Everyone loves it. The Queens Gambit is getting raves. I’m a very fussy viewer but when I love something I LOVE it.
It’s going to be a while before I’m genuinely excited for a release. The Morning Show has resumed filming, thank god. I’m predicting a Big Little Lies announcement for season 3 in December. I’m looking forward to the Julia Roberts/Sean Penn/Armie Hammer show Gaslit that will hopefully begin production in the coming months.
Random thought that serves no real purpose here other than the fact that I would definitely binge whatever project he ends up doing: when will Tom Cruise finally make the jump to television with a limited series?October 27, 2020 at 9:13 am #1203805254
Hearing so many great things about The Queens Gambit. May have to check it out. People sound very confident in Taylor Joy but it’s worth mentioning that she has received unanimous acclaim by everyone in all of her high profile roles and still been overlooked. Granted, leading a Netflix series garauntees less awards bias than the horror films she’s done.
As for The Undoing, I loved it. Visually beautiful, great cast and set up for a thrilling mystery. People said it was going to be a well done but ultimately trashy series (which is great) but I didn’t find the pilot to lean into camp territory. It felt grounded. Kidman was unsurprisingly on her A game and is going to be excellent as Grace comes undone. She should be deservedly nominated and win awards for the role.
However, I wont be surprised if she gets shut out given how ridiculous awards shows have been recently.October 14, 2020 at 3:57 pm #1203779140
It’s a great idea in terms of spreading the wealth but it kind of perpetuates the notion that sci-fi/horror/action shows should not be considered in the same vain as dramas and comedies.
American Horror Story was probably the first to properly break through- I’d say they viewed The X Files as a dramatic police procedural that never properly entered the supernatural sphere- but you can bet that if AHS wasn’t littered with a who’s who of Oscar and Emmy winners that it probably wouldn’t have fared so well
If only awards bodies embraced genre shows way back when…maybe Sarah Michelle Gellar would still be holding the Emmy record for youngest best actress winner.October 14, 2020 at 3:50 pm #1203779125
I would imagine so since Twin Peaks was allowed to? A third season consisting of 18 episodes.
I could never get into Dexter but it’s one everyone always told me to stick with.October 13, 2020 at 9:29 am #1203775804
Do the general public actually put any stock in reviews? I don’t mean that in a way to sound dismissive at all because I enjoy reading reviews, but I’ve never heard somebody say they wont be watching a series or movie because they read an article criticising it.
Also, are we really surprised that a series like The Undoing is going to get criticised? When you have top tier talent in every capacity on a project- as well as a star and creator reuniting after previous acclaim, the top cable network, expensive production and source material people are familiar with- there’s nowhere to go but down.
Critics loooove to drag returning shows that saw success (see Big Little Lies) because it makes them feel validated. They love to go after passion projects fronted by huge stars. Need we mention The Morning Show? They dragged it and I personally haven’t met anybody who didn’t love it (or BLL2 for that matter). They did the exact same thing with Little Fires Everywhere and I can’t wait to see them do it to Nine Perfect Strangers.
The Undoing is going to be fine. It looks thrilling, gorgeous and addictive. HBO automatically garauntees eyeballs and the cast is fantastic. Nicole is practicing her speeches. She should start it with “THIS IS FOR ALL YOU HOES THAT DIDNT TICK MY NAME OFF FOR THE EMMY!”October 11, 2020 at 6:45 am #1203771175
Nicole Kidman has been promoting “The Undoing” and said the cast want to work together again and that Moriarty and Kelley have a good idea for the third season.
The excuse that had been tossed around about “schedule” problems is just them stalling. When they get the structure for the season set, it will be a priority project for all of them. Big Little Lies isn’t a launching pad to other things, the stars were all at the height of their professions before they did it. Returning to a beloved and massively successful show whenever they feel like it will not be something they need to “work out”. So yeah, I’d be surprised if we don’t hear an announcement pretty soon.
Productions are all starting up again soon. Kidman will be finishing “Nine Perfect Strangers” in the coming months and Witherspoon will be resuming “The Morning Show” very shortly. By the summer, they could feasibly be ready to start a third season of BLL if the scripts and practicalities begin to take shape.October 9, 2020 at 4:06 pm #1203769234
In hindsight, I found season two to follow a similar end goal from the first season.
In season 1, I expected to be surprised by who had been killed or shocked at the reveal; but the storytelling, narrative, performances and masterful work the series showcased left me not even the slightest bit disappointed with how blatantly obvious it was that Perry was Jane’s attacker and the person who would die.
Season 2 set us up to think that Quinlan would be forcing one of the women to crack and turn on the others because of these huge stakes; it ended up being about a mother fighting to keep what was left of her family. The “investigation” didn’t take priority of the plot, much like the death from season 1. I was initially disappointed by this, but with time passed I actually appreciate that the angle they took.
The first half of season 2 is just fantastic (I personally think better than episodes of the first). Even with all of the criticism and dirt that people tossed on BLL, you can’t tell me there was anything on television that even came close to touching it. Yes, Ozark is GREAT, Killing Eve is GREAT, The Crown is GREAT, Succession is GREAT and so on and so on and so on…I don’t think any of them are a cut above Big Little Lies. Different, yes, but objectively “better”? Nothing.
If they return for a season 3 and let’s face it, they will; I just think HBO need to not screw up the release time for the sake of awards.October 9, 2020 at 3:40 pm #1203769199
I remember people were adamant that Carrell AND Aniston weren’t getting in last year 😂!
With the upcoming SAGs, Female Actor in a Limited Series/Film is the only category I have strong opinions on. I want Witherspoon, Kidman and Washington to all be competitive for that trophy.October 5, 2020 at 7:44 pm #1203762566
I find it surprising how few people are predicting Little Fires Everywhere. I’d say Kerry Washington is as good as locked. It will have aired a while since nominations, but it’s been very popular and resonated with audiences. I think Witherspoon being left out of the Emmys this year was by far the worst mistake. I can somewhat (loosely) understand her being snubbed in the drama category, but she and Washington both gave win worthy, incredible work on that show and were true partners. Both should have been rewarded and I hope the winter awards rectify it.October 4, 2020 at 1:47 pm #1203759360
Did you guys not hear Nicole screaming?
You think she’s going to forget they paid her a bag of rotten dust last month? She isn’t over the BLL snub and is coming for a repeat Limited Actress win with The Undoing. Then she’s coming for her third right after that with Nine Perfect Strangers. This one is hers.
The Undoing: Limited Series, Actress (Kidman), Actor (Grant), Supporting Actor (Sutherland), Supporting Actress (Rabe) and Supporting Actress (Noma Dumezweni)October 1, 2020 at 2:36 pm #1203749938
I seriously can’t wait for this one. I was so angry when it was delayed, but now it will have more of a backing from HBO when it airs. The trailers haven’t given any real insight as to what the show is about, aside from the wealthy feeling entitled enough to try to get away with murder.
Nicole looks fantastic, as does the rest of the cast. I really, reeallllyy hope they don’t go the trope of having it be her son who has committed the murder. It would be more surprising if it was Kidman’s character who actually did it. She better be thrown awards after that disgrace of an Emmy snub for Big Little Lies.
Has anyone heard anything about how it is? And who else thinks it’s going to be one of HBO’s best shows?September 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm #1203743293
Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy is my all time favourite performance ever, but I think it is also one of the most iconic.
From that viewpoint, there are shows I dont watch where you cant deny how iconic the character/actor is. Edie Falco in The Sopranos, Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City, Jennifer Aniston in Friends, Candice Bergan in Murphy Brown etc.September 22, 2020 at 6:27 pm #1203728840
I was actually wondering if Zendaya was the first to win for playing a teen. Gosh, she broke a lot of ceilings with that win! Youngest ever winner and first teenage winning character.
Who knows how many younger actors and shows could have been recognised by now if the Emmys weren’t so snobby. Sarah Michelle Gellar should have won multiple statues for her turn on Buffy. It’s insane to think Gellar was 19 years old in the first season of that show. Tremendous actor. Katherine Langford was obviously snubbed due to the defeaning criticism her show received which is sad because she really deserved it. Although I think her costar Dylan Minnette got done even dirtier with snubs for all 4 seasons.