David Buchanan first started writing for Gold Derby in 2013, seeking an outlet for his obsession with theatre and the Tony Awards and advocating for a long-overdue second Emmy Award for Christine Baranski. While he reached the pinnacle of his Gold Derby career in 2017 when he placed first in the Tony nominations predictions contest, a feat he seems unlikely to ever match, he has yet to singlehandedly secure Baranski her second Emmy, so the quest continues. In addition to covering theatre and TV for Gold Derby, David is currently pursuing a PhD in English.
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January 20, 2020 at 9:49 am #1203294991
Did anyone watch the premiere? I didn’t love it. It doesn’t yet feel like a worthy follow-up series to Veep for Iannucci, but I trust him and Laurie so I’ll stick with it for the rest of the season.
Formerly known as PianoMann.January 16, 2020 at 2:31 pm #1203288191
I just caught up on last week’s “Room 320,” which was harrowing and trippy and so much fun. If the Emmys hadn’t moved on from network TV, I’d push this one for Colter and Directing.
Formerly known as PianoMann.December 11, 2019 at 11:42 am #1203232024
Jeff Garlin did an interview recently that said the show will be referencing Marty Funkhouser, but the character won’t be killed off:
“By the way, no, we don’t talk about his character dying on the show,” he says. “Why do we need that on a comedy show? That doesn’t fit on our show. There is no melancholy on Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
I’m sure they’ll dedicate the season premiere or an episode to him, though.
Formerly known as PianoMann.December 9, 2019 at 9:26 pm #1203228393
I just caught up on the season. I had fallen behind after what I thought was a slightly disappointing start and not warming to the “new” characters, but they really turned the trajectory around in the last few episodes. “The Funeral to End All Funerals” and especially “The Answer” had all of the humor and all of the heart that characterized some of the best moments of the run. Very excited now to see the final few episodes.
Formerly known as PianoMann.November 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm #1203176854
Emily Nussbaum posted some pretty scathing thoughts about the first batch of episodes in a recent Twitter thread:
Not promising, but I didn’t expect groundbreaking fare from this reboot and am still looking forward to seeing the cast back together again. I’m also curious about / excited for Cloris Leachman and Carol Burnett’s appearances.
Formerly known as PianoMann.November 8, 2019 at 9:22 am #1203171097
Thanks for sharing! Too bad if that’s the case, but sounds like she’d reconsider if the right project came along.
Formerly known as PianoMann.November 3, 2019 at 9:33 pm #1203164984
I’ve been catching up with Succession over the last month or so and it’s rare that I’m enjoying a drama series, albeit a viciously funny one, so much. Glorious.
TGW really was glorious in its first few seasons. It really went downhill after S5 IMO.
Formerly known as PianoMann.October 23, 2019 at 6:48 pm #1203149878
I finally caught up on the first four episodes and I’m really enjoying the show. The Kings know how to work in, around, and beyond the confines of the procedural form, and while they haven’t yet done so here, the show has a lot of potential. It is very impressive how well established David and Kristen are as characters in so few episodes. Their solo scenes at the end of the fourth episode were really devastating.
I’m glad the show is only doing 13 episodes a year. One of the few flaws of The Good Wife was sustaining each season arc over 22 or 24 episodes. Plus, it allows them to do this and The Good Fight wholeheartedly without dividing their attention between them.
Formerly known as PianoMann.October 19, 2019 at 8:12 pm #1203144274
For those of you who’ve seen it, how was Randy Newman’s score? He hasn’t been nominated for Score in almost 20 years, so I’m wondering if this will get him back in the race since the film’s in the conversation for BP.
Formerly known as PianoMann.October 15, 2019 at 12:04 pm #1203137917
The snubs for The Good Wife and Olive Kitteridge are pretty awful, to me. Though if I had to pick one nominee from each, it would be the ones we have (Baranski and McDormand), so there’s that at least.
Formerly known as PianoMann.October 12, 2019 at 5:35 pm #1203133833
Agreed. A great start to the seventh year this year after an excellent sixth season. I know folks begrudge his three wins for Alan Shore, and I know the show is a now-passé network procedural, but Spader not receiving a single Emmy nomination for this role is quite an oversight.
Formerly known as PianoMann.August 6, 2019 at 7:55 am #1203012379
Solid series finale. Yes, it was a tad slight and predictable, though I don’t know how else they might have brought it to a close. I think my biggest frustration is that it seemed to unravel a lot of Frances and Robert’s journeys in this abbreviated third season. Couldn’t we have reached this same (fitting) conclusion without upending so much of the identity of the show’s first two seasons? Nevertheless, I like where it ended and would’ve really enjoyed seeing more of these characters.
Formerly known as PianoMann.