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November 30, 2020 at 1:35 pm #1203885295
But I’m talking about season 3. And do we know when season 4 production ended? At least the filming, because something premiering in April doesn’t mean that its filming ended in march. It could have ended in January and not premiere until April because there were no available spot. I’m only asking because HBO has nothing strong for the Comedy category. And looking how weak is this year, I can imagine them trying to have season 5 in time. So that’s why I would love to know if season 3 actually started production two months before its premiere.
Per Amanda Seales’ IG, season 4 started filming in early September and ended on December 13th.November 30, 2020 at 10:49 am #1203884910
I’ve been avoiding this thread because I’m not finished watching this season. The person I’m watching with only wants to watch roughly one episode per week…sigh. But watching one episode per week has been interesting in that the show seems to drag a bit more when you don’t binge it. I didn’t really expect that.
The acting has been the best part of the season so far. Coleman definitely feels more adjusted to the role, while Menzies seems pretty underutilized. I’m enjoying Anderson more than I expected, although I’m not sure what to make of some of the acting choices. (For instance, did she really talk like that in her personal life? I thought her deep voice was something she put on more for the public). Corrin and O’Connor are pulling off a major feat in portraying one of the most famous relationships of the 20th century. I don’t envy the actors taking over those roles next season…
As usual, the writing is so heavy-handed, lol. With lesser actors, I don’t know if some of the scenes would really work. BUT I will say, the scene in episode four with Prince Andrew eating with the Queen was…immensely satisfying. Such a brutal, unsubtle takedown.
Oh, and LOL at the British press/tabloids clutching their pearls over this season. From what I’ve read about the actual events, the Royal Family is still getting off easy.November 30, 2020 at 9:30 am #1203884719
I haven’t seen any of his films, but it seems like most of James Corden’s performances get panned. (Or most of his recent performances, at least).
How does he keep getting cast with such mediocre/bad reviews? I don’t get it. I know America loves British talent, but from what I’ve watched over the years, most of the Brits who have made it big in the U.S. are arguably quite talented and/or charismatic. (Your mileage may vary, obviously). Corden must have major connections…
There are tons of gay, musically-talented actors who could have smashed this particular role.November 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm #1203883598
I thought Barry was almost ready to begin filming before the COVID-19 shutdown in March? Or am I misremembering?
I understand the uncertainty with COVID, but this seems like an extra long delay. I wonder if one of the actors is already committed to another project that is set to film, so they had to push Barry back even further.November 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm #1203877930
I think we might have to accept that Sex Education is never making it to the Emmys. Didn’t Netflix not even have it up on their Winter FYC website?
I just looked at their FYC site. Sex Education is there, but it’s on the bottom row of listed shows. I honestly almost missed it. Their big pushes for comedy seem to be Dead to Me, Emily in Paris, and Never Have I Ever.November 27, 2020 at 11:09 am #1203877729
She was paid wtf? Seriously? That’s idiosyncratic. Well at least we know Jodie Comer, James McAvoy, Edgar Wright and that girl from The End of The F***ng World (the last one posted about how she watched it on HBO Max) are all up in arms promoting and raving about this show.
I should have said I assume she was paid for these tweets since she used the #ad hashtag. Public figures/celebs generally only use that hashtag when they get paid to promote something on social media.November 26, 2020 at 5:14 pm #1203876203
Roxane Gay, the social commentator and influential New York Times columnist, has praised I Hate Suzie and says Piper is “absolutely arresting” as Suzie. https://twitter.com/rgay/status/1329576989485916168
It probably should be noted that Roxane was paid (presumably by HBO Max) for these specific “#ad” tweets. She may indeed love the show, but it’s not necessarily the same kind of organic (non-paid) social media praise we’ve seen for other shows.November 20, 2020 at 12:22 pm #1203850709
It took me three sittings to get through the first episode, which I found interesting, but a bit slow. Once I made it to the middle of episode two, it felt like the series had hit its stride, and I binged the remainder in a few days.
ATJ and Heller are the most likely to get acting nods if it ends up being an awards player. Each gives an interesting performance as a kind of damaged woman who can be/wants to be something more. And that’s one of the things I liked about these two characters: they weren’t solely their addictions or vices (although that is more true for ATJ’s character than Heller’s) They had other talents and desires, which made them more three-dimensional characters.
Other nods I’d like to see would be direction, costuming, and music. The music in particular was just spot on for the entire series. I even let the credits play after the last episode just so I could listen to more of the music score, lol.
Also fun to see both Harry Melling and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who I remember from the Harry Potter films and Love Actually respectively, pop up in this series. The kids from the early 2000s movies are all grown up, and it makes me feel old (even though we’re basically the same age, lol!)November 14, 2020 at 9:49 am #1203836569
I’m currently listening to the recent You’re Wrong About podcast series on Princess Diana in preparation for season 4 of The Crown. I was only eight-years-old when Diana died, so I’ve only really known the broad strokes of the Charles/Diana saga. But listening to this podcast, I have no idea how Peter Morgan squeezed all that drama into one season. I knew their marriage was bad, but my god! It’s like the marriage from a thousand hells! Peter Morgan could probably do a whole other series just dramatizing that relationship. It would be 100 times juicier and more dramatic than The Crown.
If you’re a bit too young to remember and/or not well-versed in Charles/Diana’s history, I recommend listening to the You’re Wrong About podcast.November 13, 2020 at 1:31 pm #1203834858
I’m not worried for Debicki, mainly because the Diana from 16 – 28 is nothing like the Diana of 28 – 36. Corrin couldn’t play Diana in season 5 imo, in the same way Debicki couldn’t play Diana of season 4. They’re completely different beasts. I actually think Debicki will have an advantage that Olivia and HBC haven’t had in taking over from Claire and Vanessa. We’ve got a long wait to find out though!
I think this is a great point. Diana really grew and changed during her last decade, and that’s actually a point of discussion in the podcast I referenced above.November 13, 2020 at 12:22 pm #1203834633
Listening to bloggers Tom & Lorenzo’s weekly podcast, and they just compared Corrin’s performance to Foy’s in seasons one and two (as a compliment, of course).
They also give more thoughts on the season and slightly expand upon the review they posted earlier this week.November 11, 2020 at 1:51 pm #1203829960
Really enjoyable series. On paper, the premise of a white man getting a job he knows nothing about is honestly kind of irritating, lol. But I think the way Ted Lasso is written as the antithesis of toxic masculinity and “macho-ness,” especially in a sports comedy, is incredibly refreshing. Just very thoughtful writing all around, and great acting from Sudeikis and Waddingham, too.
If previous nominees like Barry, TMM, Insecure, Atlanta, WWDITS, etc. were all in the running for various awards this year, I think Ted Lasso probably wouldn’t have as much of a chance, awards-wise. But with most, if not all of them ineligible, Lasso seems like a shoo-in for the Globes and Emmys. SAG probably still has too much competition from last year’s shows still being eligible, but it’s a possibility there, too.
Looking forward to seasons two and three!November 10, 2020 at 10:32 pm #1203828518
I know Princess Margaret never had the biggest role in the monarchy, but it’s still disappointing they cast a well-known actress like Helena Bonham Carter and, according to several reviews, didn’t really utilize her.November 10, 2020 at 8:36 am #1203826851
Review from bloggers Tom & Lorenzo, also Rotten Tomato reviewers.
It’s a positive review, and has good things to say about Corrin and Anderson. They suspect that Anderson will win some awards, but also say that her portrayal feels a bit strained at times and takes a while to get used to. They also note that Corrin is great and that there are moments where she is so much like Diana, it will take the viewers’ breath away. Also interesting to note that the episodes with depictions of Diana’s eating disorder (rightly, I think) have content warnings.