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January 26, 2022 at 1:22 pm #1204751429
Going from one of the best shows on air to being the most overrated one in such short time is indeed quite an accomplishment.January 12, 2022 at 12:56 am #1204717214
Exactly. Her and Tatiana winning is one of the few things the academy has gotten right under this new system. Unimpeachable performances.
Speaking of AVBS, Foy is great as expected and Bettany keeps up with her as well as he could, but the show itself is thoroughly mediocre in practically every other aspect. I’d be fine if this ends up being an afterthought in the end.December 18, 2021 at 1:45 am #1204663940
Strong as the performer of the year is a weird choice when he didn’t even have the best performance on his own show. Snook should’ve been an easy pick if they were gonna go with someone from Succession.December 10, 2021 at 7:39 am #1204641936
I thought it was hinted. Some people here think Claire Foy is better than these legends.
And that is a problem because…?November 1, 2021 at 8:24 am #1204551074
Fleabag 2×01 truly is greater than the other girls in the writing department.
Not a fan of the show but that episode is genuinely very good. That trophy should’ve easily gone to Veep though. They bottled lightning with that finale. Just brilliant.October 19, 2021 at 7:53 am #1204526313
Westworld is deserving of a mention because of its first two seasons alone. Flawed but still better than the insipid, shallow works being pushed often. There are worse things to focus on in that list imo.October 18, 2021 at 3:20 pm #1204525144
It was a good episode. Intense and engaging. The cast remains great, with Snook and Cox being the obvious standouts as always. There does seem to be an occasional self-consciousness in the writing that I don’t think existed before. But I guess that sort of thing becomes inevitable with anything with this much fan fervour. Hopefully it eases back into its old self with the coming episodes.
I also do think Succession is at a point where it needs to offer us something more than a simple corporate game of thrones, if I may put it that way. It has been excellent in the past exploring this aspect but it can’t stay stuck there forever, rehashing the same general ideas. There’s much more to mine with this setting and these characters. Nonetheless, I look forward to what lies ahead.October 7, 2021 at 2:16 pm #1204507931
I think Maid would do better to be an under the radar hit…if it gets too big the controversy about it not acknowledging white privilege within the realm of class inequality could put a large stain on its reputation. Dan Feinberg already mentioned it on his podcast
I think the show actually does acknowledge that, though in a very subtle way. The DV shelter and the therapy sessions conducted by them are predominantly white. So is the transitional housing facility, the court mandated parenting class or the social services office.
Basically all the places shown helping struggling people are filled with white folks. You’d barely see any POC actors in these scenes.
And that definitely feels intentional when the show has a significant amount of POCs in speaking and non-speaking parts otherwise and all of them are largely shown doing well, both economically and socially.
The show doesn’t need to verbally spell the issue out when it achieves the same in a less shoehorned and more realistic way. I honestly really liked this and I’m surprised it has received any criticism for it. Still have a couple more episodes left to finish so will try to post my overall thoughts later. Margaret Qualley really needs to win though. She is absolutely brilliant in this role.September 16, 2021 at 2:52 pm #1204463985
There are multiple things about The Queen’s Gambit that are undercooked or explored very superficially. That’s true for Mare of Easttown as well, like how badly the character of Siobhan is handled for example.
I thought both shows had potential after strong first episodes. They devolved into something much less intelligent and interesting with each subsequent episode instead. Either winning over another won’t be a travesty since neither deserve to win in the first place.September 13, 2021 at 1:42 am #1204456317
These Cherry Jones comparisons are 💀
Even a mere minute of portraying Elizabeth requires much more from Foy than whatever Jones did in her submission. There is more thought and effort put into it than simply ‘reading a speech’.
The work is there in the voice modulation to portray the younger Elizabeth’s sharper tone. It’s in her body language and the composure she brings with it. It’s there in the little hints of her fluttering nervousness during the speech and in the immediate switch from calm regality to giddy relief when she finishes the same.
I’d think after witnessing Colman’s struggles, people would notice and be more appreciative of the minutely subtle things that Foy brought to the role. Replace Foy with Colman here (or mostly anyone for that matter), and you simply do not have the same quality of work being delivered, regardless of material.
Should the academy have given the award to her? No. It isn’t a nothing performance but it isn’t enough to garner an Emmy either. Okonedo clearly should have won instead. But I simply do not get the Cherry Jones comparisons or even the need for them, which feel weirdly vindictive anyway.
Now if one can actually argue that any actress couldn’t do what Jones did or the latter actually brought something to that performance as an individual, then good. But if not, I’d suggest we put a stop to these false equivalencies born simply out of comparing screentime.August 3, 2021 at 10:59 am #1204378994
Goldberg was the best amongst the nominees, though I wouldn’t have minded Chlumsky finally getting her dues either. Going outside of the nominee pool, I doubt anyone came close to D’Arcy Carden’s work in Janet(s) that year.Not now