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October 21, 2021 at 3:48 am #1204529612
This season started off so well and descended into something I am quite frankly embarrassed to have watched until the end. I just know that FX regrets renewing this for at least three more seasons.October 15, 2021 at 3:53 pm #1204521012
I never thought I would say this but Reese Witherspoon is the highlight for me this time around (so far). If I ignore the vase smashing, the way she is portraying Bradley’s internalised homophobia and repression is perfect. It feels real, relatable and is extremely emotive. I just wish the writing was better with depth because it feels like there are key scenes either being deleted or not written in the first place, which dampens the storyline for me.October 8, 2021 at 5:25 am #1204508579
This show will never reach its full potential whilst it is giving Mitch storylines when the character should have bowed out as the first season ended. Also, the random singing scene? My poor ears. Jennifer Aniston will deserve an Emmy nomination for sitting through that alone.
All of the unnecessary screentime given to one character who should not have any more stories to be a part of and another who is not played by an actor strong enough to be a key player in this ensemble could go towards giving Mia something more to do, more of Bradley and Laura, more Laura in general etc. The wasted potential just grows each week and it’s a real shame.October 5, 2021 at 2:49 am #1204502917
Need HBO to drop a first look at The Gilded Age already. I’ll take anything at this point.September 30, 2021 at 10:32 am #1204494575
The college kids were very American Horror Stories meets 1984. The effects were terrible but I can’t decide if that was the intention? It all felt very camp. Either way, not for me unfortunately. The black and white opening was good though, simplistic but intriguing at the same time.September 28, 2021 at 6:00 am #1204489962
Episode seven was just incredible. The comedy, the sound and the performances were all on top form. Week after week this show proves that any award nomination and win that it gets will be thoroughly deserved.September 23, 2021 at 2:39 am #1204480948
The writing peaked at episode five and I wish Gaslight had been the finale. In true Ryan Murphy fashion it turned lazy, doing a disservice to not only some of the characters but also to the actors behind them. Disappointed but not surprised.September 21, 2021 at 8:40 pm #1204478176
Oh this one hurts. As much as SATC was and still is a love letter to women, he really was a detrimental part of it with his funny and often outlandish lines that are still so quotable today. He shined so brightly amongst those women. What a loss.September 20, 2021 at 6:58 am #1204474343
That hug scene. Oscar Isaac is coming.September 19, 2021 at 8:26 pm #1204473082
It’s such a shame Pose was robbed of everything tonight. It’s final season where everybody, especially MJ Rodriguez, gave it their all to give the series the most beautiful(ly heartbreaking but hopeful) ending and it got paid dust? Devastated.September 19, 2021 at 5:37 pm #1204471070
This is what happens when you escape Ryan Murphy!!!September 19, 2021 at 5:23 pm #1204470857
Personally LOVED Hannah’s mention for West End performers… she’s a rare gem. Also, this Ted Lasso sweep is about to be the most deserved sweep yet.September 13, 2021 at 10:21 am #1204457216
So far there’s three different versions of that poster, each one posted on a different social media platform… HBO are about to do the most for this show.September 9, 2021 at 6:30 am #1204446161
The premiere was a mess but something I am positively certain of is that whilst Beanie may not have transformed into Monica in the same way that her costars transformed into their real-life counterparts, it was the right decision. Not only because the prosthetics are questionable to the point where they are ridiculously distracting but also because using her normal voice adds to the naivety of Monica with how she sounds and in return heightens the chances of a more sympathetic response towards her.
One of the purposes of this season is to humanise Monica and really stress to the audience just how young she was in general but also in comparison to those around her. Linda was decades older than her and wanted to use her as her ticket to what she felt was owed to her. Whilst the affair with Bill was consensual, there was a clear abuse of power due to his status and age. The media and legal teams were all generally older than her also. Beanie is young and looks even younger, with a voice to match this so in becoming the mouthpiece for Monica she chose to be more subtle with her transformation and in the little screen-time she had in the premiere captured the innocence, the bursting desire to confide in a woman she considered a friend and the hesitance that came with this decision well. To me at least, it is a less ‘look at me approach, praise me for the physical transformation and hard work put in to achieve this’ and more ‘this is about Monica and this is how I am helping her reclaim her story’ with an aim to change how the world still perceives the actions and shameful treatment of a 23-year-old woman.