David Buchanan first started writing for Gold Derby in 2013, seeking an outlet for his obsession with theatre and the Tony Awards. In 2016, David joined Gold Derby as a Contributing Writer, in part to advocate 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 a PhD candidate in English.
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April 28, 2021 at 11:40 am #1204233570
Yeah, I just slotted her in first ahead of Cuoco. This is coming out at the exact right time for the Emmy season. This could easily be a winning role for Smart, and I think her two quasi-surprising losses for Fargo and Watchmen actually help her now since she doesn’t feel over-rewarded.
Formerly known as PianoMann.April 26, 2021 at 9:55 am #1204229209
Yes. I have very few qualms about any of her three acting wins. In comparison to her fellow three-time winners, I bet Meryl would have a third Best Actress by now (and fourth overall) had she not received so many nominations that many feel were unwarranted. Though personally, I think I’d rather have that staggering nominations tally than worry about what category my wins were in. I’ll have to revisit this if Frances wins a fourth anytime soon.
Absolutely. Olive Kitteridge (which she would have won the Oscar for, were it a movie)
Very much agreed. One of my favorite large or small screen performances… ever.
Formerly known as PianoMann.April 24, 2021 at 12:47 pm #1204219603
This is my first season back watching Top Chef after taking many, many seasons off and I couldn’t be enjoying it more. I love the way they’re handling the pandemic and this year’s crop of chefs seems really excellent. Really glad I’ve come back to the show, and I’ll probably go revisit some old seasons on Hulu to discover some of these incredibly impressive alumni who I missed, too.
Formerly known as PianoMann.April 22, 2021 at 11:37 am #1204215354
~ Sill waiting to hear on when “Good Fight” will actually land because it has a chance to break through finally if it hits the deadline.
There’s little to no chance of Good Fight making it in time, I think. Last week, Robert King shared that they’ve completed shooting 5 of the 10 episodes, so I’d suspect they’re not even half way through the season with post-production – a shame.
Formerly known as PianoMann.April 8, 2021 at 12:20 pm #1204186672
Not likely to get nominated, but I just finished Search Party and was so impressed by Shalita Grant. She has so many great line reads and funny little idiosyncrasies she works into the character.
I’m just catching up on Search Party and I’d love to see Shalita Grant, Louie Anderson, and Susan Sarandon land nominations. Grant appeared in too many episodes, though. Sarandon will definitely be eligible, but do we know if both Seasons 3 and 4 will be submitted? If so, it’s a shame Michaela Watkins will have appeared in too many episodes for Guest, too – she’s overdue for some industry accolades.
Formerly known as PianoMann.April 8, 2021 at 10:27 am #1204186391
White Noise is a brilliant novel. I hope the film lives up to its source material. If it does, it could be tremendous.
Formerly known as PianoMann.April 6, 2021 at 12:14 pm #1204182148
I had hoped Delroy would sign on for a couple of episodes, too, with Harlem’s Kitchen not going forward, but I’m really happy he and Cush went through the effort – during COVID, no less – to come back (to NY from London for Cush) for the premiere. It would have been such a disservice to the show and their work if their absences were just explained away casually.
Foolish to be optimistic about The Good Fight‘s Emmy prospects, but I do think Delroy in guest would be compelling to some voters. The outcry over his egregious snubs at Globes, SAG, and Oscars for Da 5 Bloods was huge, and I think there’s a realization that he’s overdue for any kind of recognition. It doesn’t hurt that his work here has been Emmy worthy in at least two of the four seasons.
Formerly known as PianoMann.April 2, 2021 at 6:12 pm #1204172731
Not that it had much of a chance, but I’m starting to suspect that Evil won’t be back in time. It’s April and CBS has yet to announce its release date.
Robert King tweeted that they’ve completed shooting 8 of the 13 episodes. Not sure where they are in post, so it’s really borderline right now if they could air enough episodes in time. It would make sense for CBS to try to capitalize on the opportunity, though the Drama field is not nearly as weak as Comedy.
Formerly known as PianoMann.March 11, 2021 at 9:18 am #1204108377
Thank you, Chris! Oof this was such a challenge…
Formerly known as PianoMann.March 5, 2021 at 12:42 pm #1204086106
Terrific! I know they keep emphasizing their hope that Cush and Delroy will return briefly to wrap up their arcs. I’m wondering if Delroy will ultimately stay on now that Harlem’s Kitchen isn’t moving forward? One can hope.
Formerly known as PianoMann.January 4, 2021 at 9:09 am #1203961538
What do you guys think are the chances that somewhere down the road this revival will find its way to Amazon Prime or Hulu or some other outlet so those of us w/out Spectrum can watch it?
Bumping this thread over a year later. The revival has finally landed on Prime.
Formerly known as PianoMann.December 7, 2020 at 8:36 am #1203900274
This was a very good start. The reviews all said the first 15 minutes were excellent, and they were. I can understand why folks feel the show and premise are derivative, but so far it’s at least very well executed. I also think the relentless comparisons to Breaking Bad are unfair––similar, perhaps, in its downward moral spiral, but you’d think Your Honor is the only other cable series show a protagonist making questionable ethical choices. We’ll see if it gets bogged down with ridiculous plot twists and implausibilities, but I’m at least engaged for now.
Formerly known as PianoMann.December 1, 2020 at 2:05 pm #1203887819
A fine finale, if not a tad predictable, though with Fargo at least events are always a pleasure to watch unfold. The first half was excellent.
I, too, would nominate Buckley and Whishaw. I won’t mind snubs for Rock and Schwartzman, who were good and sometimes great, but certainly not the commanding performances we had in seasons past. Karen Aldridge, Glynn Turman, and Timothy Olyphant were all great, but none had enough to do to warrant bids in these crowded fields.
Overall, a good season that pales in comparison with Fargo’s previous highs, but still held my attention every week unlike a lot of shows on TV in 2020. I think it’ll benefit from a binge rewatch, too, when the gaps in time when we don’t see a character for a week or two won’t feel so large.
I’ll definitely watch the previous seasons in order.
I think that’s the best way to do it. 1 is excellent, 2 is incredible, and I’d put 3 probably on par with or a bit above 4. There’s no bad season of Fargo yet.
A review for the rest of the season from me won’t be very nice so I’ll hold back on that.
Oh, now I’m especially interested!
Formerly known as PianoMann.November 23, 2020 at 12:16 pm #1203858068
Great penultimate episode. I love how they’re finally bringing all of the storylines together, though I wish they had done so sooner. I strangely feel like this season needed both more episodes to work with so many characters, but it also could’ve also done with just 10 instead of 11 if they trimmed some of the fat and condensed some of the plodding middle stretch. Nevertheless, Season 4 is shaping up to be a good outing––great, pending the finale next week. Buckley was excellent in this one and it looks like she’ll be great in the last one, too. I’ll be sad to see it go, especially with the uncertainty with the if and when of a fifth season.
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