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May 29, 2023 at 7:15 pm #1205445110
I didn’t like Beef that much (overrated) and I hate Dahmer is considered a frontrunner. Black Bird, Fleishman, A Small Light, This Is Going To Hurt and Mrs. Davis are this year best limited series.
Didn’t really get the Beef hype either. Fleishman, The English and This is Going To Hurt were much better.ReplyMay 29, 2023 at 7:13 pm #1205445108
Well, Feinberg brought up Bel Powley in this (rather obvious) article about how the unlimited ballot can affect nominations
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-features/voting-reform-emmys-embrace-1235498906/May 29, 2023 at 7:02 pm #1205445103
I have a feeling this season of The Crown will struggle under the restricted ballot. Not even sure Debicki is a lock to be fair, considering that category is weird and peculiar. One could just tick off a ballot with 7 White Lotus ladies (I imagine this is going to happen with fans of the show) + Smith Cameron. Regardless, Imelda could’ve been snubbed if they both went Lead so I think Netflix made the right call.ReplyMay 29, 2023 at 6:50 pm #1205445097
I still enjoyed most of it, but definitely a step down from the previous seasons (I don’t really get the hate for the third season in this forum BTW, the IMDB votes for the episodes of both seasons speak for themselves).
Found the writing so painfully obvious sometimes with so many metaphors regarding the yatch, the fire, Guy Fawkes, the ongoing theme of “the system that holds back anyone that’s different” showing up over and over in dialogues with the exact same words above.
And I don’t know if anyone has said this, but the editing bothered me sometimes. It happened a couple of times when they cut a scene in the middle to show the character speaking about that scene afterwards and then they go back to the scene. I don’t really remember if it was something the show used a lot in the past, but in both scenes (Tony Blair/King Prince Charles meeting and the “war cabinet” scene early in the fifth episode) it didn’t work well for me.
Queen Victoria Syndrome was a fun little episode, I actually loved it. Johnny Lee Miller was pretty great in the meeting with the queen.
I loved Mou Mou, although I could’ve done without the young Fayed scenes. Salim Daw really delivered a fantastic performance.
Annus Horribilis was disappointing as a Margareth (They could’ve give Dalton more to do) focused episode, but that scene with Imelda and the queen mother (?) at the end was worth it. The delivery of the “He has sang it since day 1” was really something.
The Way Ahead was hilarious.
I kinda hated Ipatiev House, I thought it was a missed opportunity. The scene where everybody is on dinner and the queen out of nowhere brings up the the house to Yeltsin was painfully bad. As was the whole “Is Phillip cheating ?” thing again, that dialogue with Phillip made no sense because he framed it as an affair, and the queen bullying Penny in the library was just as bad since it isn’t realistic that someone would buy into that silly theory. And again, not really subtle metaphor. I thought it was a weird episode overall.
The last two episodes were fantastic, despite the random divorce conversations. They could have gotten someone a bit higher profile to play Tony Blair IMO
The Martin Bashir thing was… Like, I thought I was watching The Diplomat again. I feel like they could have worked better with his character, make him show up way earlier in the season, give him some context and background. Maybe they should’ve brought a bit of ambiguity to whether Diana knew his intentions or not. This is a “fictionalized version” in the first place.
No one in the show has ever topped Foy, Lithgow and Kirby, but Imelda got really close to me. Fantastic performance, even if she doesn’t have as much material as Debicki and West (both were pretty good to me, but in West’s case I prefered Josh O’Connor)
Pryce and Manville both wasted. Pryce didn’t even try to ressemble Smith and Menzies.
Vanessa KirbyClaudia Harrison didn’t really click for me as Erin Doherty used to do. Olivia Williams was okay.May 26, 2023 at 5:20 am #1205441812
People shouldn’t doubt Quinta. She’s winning this regardless.
Huge confidence for someone who lost the SAG award and the Emmy to Jean Smart, and for a show that lost WGA/PGA to The Bear when it had no reason to.
Quinta is the default frontrunner to win for now, and maybe she will just win, but it’s a completely open race.ReplyMay 26, 2023 at 5:09 am #1205441804
Clayton Davis still underrating Beef, not even predicting Wong. I think he will be wrong just like he was about EEAAO.ReplyMay 26, 2023 at 5:06 am #1205441799
As for the latter Goldderby article “Is Bridget Everett being underestimated ?”
I’d say no. I think she’s being seen as she should, as an outsider with a longshot chance, she’s in the TOP 10 for a show with very low visibility that will need huge waves of passionate support to get in, and there’s a chance she does.
If anyone is being underestimated, I’d say it’s Linda Cardellini
Also, why is Cecily Strong in the TOP 10 🤦 Come on.ReplyMay 25, 2023 at 4:21 pm #1205441436
Kendall is reminding me of Michael Corleone at the end of the Godfather (metaphorically rather than physically), he’s setting the table for going full Logan next week, getting Colin on board was smart. If I was forced to bet on outcome, he is the way I’d sway right now.
It will be The Godfather II.
Everything Kendall has been trying to do the whole show has gone wrong. I don’t think the show will end with another failure, but it will rather ending with him winning but pushing out everyone he has cared about.May 24, 2023 at 3:10 pm #1205440163
Did Ruck do anything special in the 9th episode ? Haven’t seen it. Gotta say I don’t really feel secure on him anymore. He has been doing the same thing he’s been doing the whole show and still got ignored.May 24, 2023 at 12:43 pm #1205439984
What’s the consensus for White House Plumbers?
The First Lady 2.0May 23, 2023 at 10:44 am #1205438721
Still on The White Lotus, I think I will predict Will Sharpe. Out of the Supporting Actors he’s the one that gets most material along with Dimarco. Theo James gets a lot of showy material too, but the character has basically zero redeem qualities and is not explored well.
Abraham’s character storyline felt like Mike White changed his plans mid season and Imperioli was completely sidelined.
Tom Hollander has “that dialogue” after the opera, but overall he didn’t have much to do either.May 23, 2023 at 4:28 am #1205438430
Just found out the NBP team thinks May December won’t be an Oscar thing
And now May December gets picked up by Netflix…ReplyMay 22, 2023 at 6:08 pm #1205438186
Idk if this is one that has been floated around but it seems so obvious in retrospect. Alexander Skarsgård in the Jake Lacy/Theo James role please!
He is too high profile for that. I’d like Toby Kebbell to play the asshole husband this timeReplyMay 22, 2023 at 6:02 pm #1205438183
I have a theory: I think Natasha Rothwell won’t be the only returning. I think Jon Gries is a very obvious one, and Haley Lu Richardson too, Greg searching for Portia to silence/bribe her, and they will happen to be on the same hotel in Thailand. Tanya mentioned Belinda to Portia at some point. We know Tanya trapped their assistants in contracts, so there might be something for Portia to do in this whole situation.ReplyMay 22, 2023 at 3:44 pm #1205438048
I think everyone has managed to persuade me that Sarah Snook can/will take lead actress but I’m still pretty bullish on Strong over Culkin.
It’s the Emmys, so it will probably be Brian Cox.Not now