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November 28, 2020 at 10:24 am #1203879866
PEN15 can be pretty good at times but it also has a tendency of trying too hard which makes it feel more out of its depth in juggling its premise than it usually is. I have mixed feelings about Maya Erskine but Anna Konkle is definitely good in this role.
As for awards, the writers did embrace it right off the bat but I personally don’t see it getting much support beyond them. It’d be interesting if it lands somewhere big like PGA or Globes and proves me wrong.November 20, 2020 at 2:35 pm #1203851093
Of course no one knows if it happened in real life (as is the case in any private conversation) but it was definitely a part of the script lol.
Oh, I thought you might have confused it with Charles talking about how the pregnancy was difficult for Diana in Favourites. I would say I don’t think he necessarily meant that the pregnancy was the reason for the gloominess and all.November 20, 2020 at 1:59 pm #1203851031
I mean there was literally a line in Favourites when the Queen congratulates Charles and Diana on her being pregnant with Harry or something and he says “thanks but the pregnancy depresses both of us immensely”.
I’m extremely positive that this did not happen. The Crown can play fast and loose with history for dramatic purposes sometimes but I doubt they would go this far.November 12, 2020 at 6:05 am #1203831259
Well maybe not bigger than Oh that was a mistake. I apologise. But it’s still quite a strong narrative and far stronger than Brian Cox’s.
No need to apologise. It’s an internet forum. Nothing serious.November 11, 2020 at 3:29 pm #1203830160
Anderson has such a big narrative (bigger than Cox and Oh)
Gillian Anderson doesn’t have a bigger narrative than (or even comparable to) Sandra Oh. I find it absolutely absurd that anyone would even say that.November 5, 2020 at 3:14 pm #1203820524
Kidman has been pretty terrible so far. The exaggerated reactions and the need to always be doing something is irritating. It’s not like her reviews are unanimously strong either so she could be potentially snubbed which I’m certainly hoping for at the moment.November 5, 2020 at 9:08 am #1203820023
Does it matter what I think it’ll be?November 5, 2020 at 8:35 am #1203819946
No one is saying one of Chicago 7 or Mank will be prioritised over the other so I don’t see why we should do the same about Adams, Davis, Kirby and Loren.
Everyone knows what Netflix will be pushing more between Mank and Chicago 7 so there’s no need to bring it up when it’s given everyone is predicting the race keeping that in mind.
Netflix can obviously change what they campaign based on the precursors and stuff but they’ll obviously have a priority order beforehand. They aren’t throwing money at everything and waiting to see what lands.October 31, 2020 at 3:19 pm #1203813693
I am surprised by all the hype and praise surrounding this show that has in the end, absolutely nothing to say, whether it be about its central character or her place during that time. It was painfully mediocre in both its storytelling and ambition, something which became abundantly clear around the middle of its run. Yet, it still somehow manages to underwhelm in the second half with its predictability and shallowness.
You have ‘tragic’ incidents happen to give some weight to this otherwise remarkably uninteresting lead but it’s all just for show, without any real consequence or purpose for the character. The mother’s backstory especially accentuated the show’s laziness and its overall intention. They want their lead to struggle, to be complex and have complex relationships but they want to do all this without putting in any real effort. The clippings scene and its set up, for example, feels contrived and cheap because of how transparent they are with it. Topics of identity, alcoholism, addiction, trauma are all treated with extreme superficiality.
The characterisations lack depth and so do most of the performances. The only one that went beyond what their material allowed them to do and actually impressed me was Bill Camp. Wouldn’t mind seeing him get some recognition. Anya Taylor-Joy is good enough but I could name at least half a dozen people that were far better this year and it’d be a shame if they lose to her for this at the winter awards. Heller was unremarkable imo and I doubt she happens anywhere major. There’s nothing noteworthy about any of the other performances for me to dwell upon so there’s that.
All in all, another expensive but empty offering from Netflix that can easily be skipped.October 21, 2020 at 12:48 pm #1203794318
Loved the inclusion of Emmy snubbed Daisy Edgar Jones, Hong Chau and Josh O’Connor. So many others that weren’t that close to being nominated as well.
A little disappointed with the snubs of Zoe Kazan and Lenny Abrahamson, considering their shows did extremely well with noms and both were the best things about them.September 10, 2020 at 10:57 am #1203697277
this board has this obsession with Schitt’s Creek which I’ll never fully understand (cute show, not emmy-worthy imo)
Agreed. Outside of O’Hara and Murphy, there’s really nothing that separates Schitt’s Creek from every other run-of-the-mill network comedy for me. Fun but largely unimaginative in both conception and execution.
People come for Eugene but I feel Dan’s shortcomings as an actor are more than often masked because people find his character more fun. He is the weakest among the core cast and he always struggles with the more emotional aspects of his character IMO. I really hope he doesn’t win but then again PWB just swept with a performance that was outacted by all the other nominees in her category so…August 31, 2020 at 12:25 pm #1203678232
Recently watched it and I hope they at least do away with the unnecessary padding this time around.August 27, 2020 at 7:19 am #1203669878
Obviously they are not totally irrelevant but its not like in Unorthodox where you see the situation from different perspectives
But Unorthodox also largely focuses on Esty and Yanky only. I don’t think a couple of scenes with Moishe and Leah make it any more of an ‘ensemble’ show and thus, a more prominent casting pick than something like Normal People tbh.August 27, 2020 at 6:35 am #1203669834
Each of the other characters (although superbly acted by the actors with whatever material they had) are irrelevant to the story.
They are not though. Connell and Marianne’s relationship with their friends and family is an important part of their characters, and indirectly or sometimes directly influences their relationship with each other. In some cases, they are even responsible for driving the story forward, like with Connell’s depression.
Normal People does focus solely on its two leads and isn’t concerned with developing or bringing attention to the supporting characters but that doesn’t mean they aren’t relevant to the story or the show.August 7, 2020 at 5:30 am #1203631936
International Cinephile Society.
I guess it might not exactly be what you were referring to since its members include film academics and journalists as well, and not just critics, but ICS always has more exciting and varied picks (especially in nominations) than any of these critics groups. It certainly breaks the monotony of seeing the same group of people being awarded/nominated everywhere else.