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April 2, 2020 at 11:05 am #1203406594
That’s great. That episode had me crying so it’s a good pick too.
But boy, that opening monologue on eps 9… whew!April 2, 2020 at 10:08 am #1203406520
Done. This was FIRE! So entertaining whew! When episode 2 became one of the smartest and most suspenseful episodes the show has ever done, I knew this season was the strongest already. That should be Bateman’s directing submission. All of the actors were phenomenal as always, with my favorite being Tom Pelphrey. Boy what a heartbreaking storyline. Episodes 8 and 9 are the best of the series and Pelphrey deserves to win two Emmys for them, one for each episode.
The most pleasant thing to happen was the final scene. Good riddance to that giant bitch Helen! They’ve already set up the next season very nicely for me.
I think Bateman, Linney, Pelphrey (based mostly on performance obviously) and Garner could all be top 2 in their categories and it would be really fucking iconic if all won. Not gonna lie, this show is a real threat to win Drama Series although I’m mostly rooting for Succession.
And… oh yeah… the Darlene & Wyatt thing was vomit- inducing.April 2, 2020 at 3:59 am #1203406041
Excited for this show’s return. It sucks that it’s ending because it’s such a guilty pleasure. So entertaining from the very beginning, with some of the best (and very underrated) acting on television. I just know the ending will be over the top and explosive and I can’t wait!April 2, 2020 at 3:47 am #1203406027
I’m left with the final two episodes of Ozark and it is most definitely their best season so far. But what I want to really talk about is Tom Pelphrey. He’s been amazing all season but my God, what he did in episode 8 broke me. It is the best acting I’ve seen this entire Emmy cycle and I’ve never cried for a man on TV like that (except maybe Jack Pearson). Anyways, he’s definitely the best in his category and deserves not just a nomination, but to win.April 1, 2020 at 3:55 pm #1203405498
Aaron Paul seems to me like another one of those actors who found the perfect role one time, but is otherwise a limited actor. Truth Be Told suggested as much and this is confirming it.
I respectfully disagree. I actually find him Emmy worthy on Westworld and on par with other actors vying for a nomination in Lead Actor.
Wright has had the worst material so far. Wood was great in both episodes one and three but particularly one, and episodes two and three belonged to Newton and Thompson respectively. We now know episode four will be an ensemble episode, but if it’s anyone’s showcase it’ll probably be Harris’ judging by all the trailer focus. I think Wright should move back into supporting with Harris like in season one, and Paul should be pushed for lead because thus far his material is just fine and any nomination he gets will likely just be based on name recognition. Also, hopefully they don’t push Cassel unless his role gets a lot juicier – he’s getting the job done right now, but there isn’t much to that role yet.
I disagree with regards to Jeffrey Wright. He was phenomenal in episode one. The scene where he flawelessly switched from “human”-like version of Bernard to a robot and back again was fascinating. And the scene where he kills the guys who discovered who he was was also great. He’s always found his best episodes to be towards the end of the season. His Emmy episode submissions thus far have been either a penultimate episode or the finale. He has good material so far, but not good screen time to be considered a true Lead like Evan Rachel Wood but I think his time is coming.March 31, 2020 at 10:00 am #1203402786
What a talented cast this show has. Thandie Newton completely owned the second episode and Tessa Thompson was phenomenal in the third. Aaron Paul is so good in this show, he definitely deserves some Emmy love. Of course Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright are always a delight as well. They both need to keep their spots in their respective categories. Even Luke Hemsworth, Simon Quarterman and Rodrigo Santoro have been really good.
I’m enjoying this season so much because I understand 99% of the plot unlike in previous seasons. I hope the next episode mainly focuses on Williams/ Ed Harris, he’s been away for too long.
Oh… and the music was particularly amazing in episode 3.March 31, 2020 at 1:07 am #1203402228
It got more Emmy nominations for season 3 than it did for season 2. And a first for Mandy Moore, Chris Sullivan… and still performed well in Guest, as it ussually does. Even managed to get Michael Angarano nominated.March 31, 2020 at 12:50 am #1203402222
Supporting Actor… oh yeah I’ll definitely predict Justin Hartley’s nomination and I’m willing to be wrong on that front.March 29, 2020 at 3:38 pm #1203399854
What I think is the best episode for each deserving actor this season. Could work as Emmy submission if nominated.
Mandy Moore – “So Long, Marianne”
Milo Ventimiglia – “The Club”
Sterling K. Brown – “A Hell of a Week: Part One” (or alternatively, “After The Fire”).
Chrissy Metz – “The Pool: Part Two”
Susan Kelechi Watson – “The Dinner and the Date”
Justin Hartley – “A Hell of a Week: Part Two” (or alternatively, “Strangers: Part Two”).
Griffin Dunne – “Sorry”
Niles Fitch – “A Hell of a Week: Part One”
Chris Sullivan – “A Hell of a Week: Part Three”
Phylicia Rashad – “Flip A Coin”
Jennifer Morrison – “Strangers”
Marsha Stephanie Blake – “The Dinner and the Date”
Pamela Adlon – “After The Fire”
Asante Blackk – “The Dinner and the Date”
Omar Epps – “A Hell of a Week: Part One”
Gerald McRaney – “Strangers: Part Two”
Ron Cephas Jones – “After The Fire”
Tim Matheson – “The Club”
Writing (one of these) – “The Dinner and the Date”, “Storybook Love”, “Strangers: Part Two”
Directing (one of these) – “Storybook Love”, “After The Fire”, “Strangers: Part Two”
Series – “Storybook Love”, “The Dinner and the Date”, “The Cabin”, “Clouds”, “After The Fire”, “Strangers: Part Two”March 29, 2020 at 12:00 am #1203399009
Laura Linney lacks a narrative though. Olivia Colman is a recent Oscar winner doing a prestigious show that will, at least, be top 3 in the best drama race. She is also the lead actress of the most praised series nominee (that’s assuming Snook doesn’t get in, but I’m not even sure succession is more acclaimed than the crown and I’m too lazy to check).
Let me help you… it is.March 28, 2020 at 8:55 am #1203398298
I had never seen Big Little Lies prior to yesterday so I started binging both it’s seasons. I kinda like it. My favorite characters are Madeline, Ed and Ziggy (lol right?) And Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are my favorite performers on the show. I just watched the penultimate episode of the second season and it would be criminal to not nominate Nicole Kidman. She’s so amazing in this role and I’m amazed by this whole court fiasco.
The second season, to me, lives up to the first one contrary to the backlash it has received on this site. I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’m binge watching and not waiting a week for a new episode. The only thing not grabbing my attention is Zoe Kravitz’s plot with her mother but I honestly find the show to be consistent.March 28, 2020 at 12:34 am #1203397907
I think it would be absolutely ridiculous to nominate Wood, who is great but not always excellent, over Kidman, who gives a masterclass in acting in episodes 6 and 7 of BLL S2.
This wouldn’t be “ridiculous” and you’re wrong, Wood is always excellent.March 26, 2020 at 2:09 pm #1203395708
Your opinion on the show does not equate to its awards prospects, believe it or not. We all share opinions here but you seem to be backing up your claim that Ozark will do better at the Emmys by simply stating your opinion. The writing stat is telling. I also find it funny that you think it’s “made for awards” when it couldn’t be quieter, outside of maybe Lithgow in S1. Yeah, it’ll do great with crafts, but regarding the actual ceremony there is no screaming, no fits, no scenes shoe-horned it to be Emmy tapes. It’s literally a plot point in Season 3 that the Queen doesn’t cry. The acting and writing works hard for subtle, intelligent, emotional pay offs, which it doesn’t sound like you can appreciate. If you’d like to watch a show “made for awards”, might I suggest This is Us or The Handmaid’s Tale. EDIT: also, it’s funny that you think Crown is awards bait when your profile picture is from a Game of Thrones scene in which D+D were practically getting on their hands and knees begging for a directing Emmy. I mean the shot with Daenerys and the wings? Try-hards.
My opinion is irrelevant here and has always been. One user suggested that Ozark might be ahead of The Crown and listed his/ her reasons for saying so. I echoed his/ her sentiments by saying Ozark is better than The Crown anyways and deserves to be ahead just on quality alone… not that it actually is or anything like that. I know the forum posters hate Ozark anyways so I’m not surprised here that my comments are unpopular and subject to collective giggles, quotes and essays like yours. Of course the acting on The Crown isn’t flashy, but acting isn’t the only thing considered for awards.
If you’re struggling with season 2 then i don’t how you survived this far because season 1 is way slower than season 2. In fact season 2 is one of the best seasons I’ve seen from any show. Obviously it depends on whomever is watching the show but imo season 2 has some of the best tv episodes of recent years.
I really don’t hate The Crown. I actually like it. But I feel like it’s one of those shows you think you’re supposed to like but it really doesn’t inspire devotion. I’m not hell bent on getting to the next episode after finishing one. Season 2 is definitely better than season 1 but there’s nothing that makes me want to continue watching and watching until it’s over. I can stop now and watch the next episode five months later. Hence my saying that it’s quite “boring”. “Boring” and “bad” are not the same thing. For instance, another unpopular opinion, I liked Breaking Bad, most times I found it boring, but certainly not bad. I could get up in the middle of an episode and make coffee and not have to worry about rewinding it when I get back but can never do that with attention- grabbing and a bit fast- paced shows like Westworld, Game of Thrones, Succession and Stranger Things.
But anyways, this is so unnecessary because both Ozark and The Crown are getting nominated anyways, no matter the odds.March 26, 2020 at 12:26 pm #1203395519
The Crown is actually very boring. I’m struggling to finish season 2. It’s subject matter is supposed to make it appealing and yet it’s what makes it boring the most. The performances are good but the show is actually very stale and uninteresting. The show is flashy and looks expensive but underneath all of that, it’s so bland. It’s literally a show made for awards.
Ozark is very entertaining. Their most boring episode is probably more engaging than 80% of the episodes from The Crown. It actually has range and suspense and a far more interesting plot. The critics tried it at first but it’s done well with both viewers and awards bodies.