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July 26, 2021 at 4:13 pm #1204364504
Season 4 actually has a lot of things that help move the plot ahead, but at what cost? The many plotholes and bad writing were major problems in this season. The finale once again served.
Plotholes and bad writing? Agree to disagree. You say Season 4 moves the plot ahead — the writing does that. All those powerful scenes the actors play superbly? Starts with the writing again.
Nothing can compare with the impact of Season 1, but I think each subsequent season has strengths and weaknesses, but all of them are awesome.June 21, 2021 at 9:28 pm #1204312126
First of all, June screams at Serena Joy under entirely different dramatic circumstances and at very different points in their character arcs. So to me, it’s not repetitious poor writing, but carefully conceived, thoughtful, and impactful storytelling. But you’re entitled to your opinion, of course. It’s all subjective.June 21, 2021 at 6:45 pm #1204312001
A few thoughts:
After the Emmys snubbed Tom Pelphrey’s genius work on “Ozark,” it’s hard to have faith that anyone and anything of quality is a sure thing.
Jean Smart is brilliant on “Hacks,” and I hope she wins the Emmy, but I also hope Hannah Einbinder is not overlooked and gets nominated. She more than holds her own and has such a distinctive and cool flair.
Finally, it’s pretty confusing to read some comments that praise the actors (rightfully so) on “Handmaid’s Tale” yet in the next sentence slam the writing. Do they think the actors just make the stories and dialogue up on their own? That great actors are just elevating lousy material? If that were the case, there would be a lot more awesome shows on TV.June 16, 2021 at 6:39 am #1204302549
The finale is indeed eligible, even though it first streamed after May 31. The entire season has been available to Emmy voters on the Emmy viewing platform for several weeks.May 28, 2021 at 4:47 pm #1204277052
Wolfali & Estrelas — you’re entitled to your opinions, of course. That’s what this forum is for. But you sure do get defensive and snippy if anyone calls you out for the tone of your comments. Just wish you’d remember that you’re critiquing creative people usually trying to do their best on these shows. I’ll make sure I don’t comment on your comments again because “I really don’t care tbh.”May 28, 2021 at 2:08 pm #1204276803
Wow, this can be a pretty harsh forum. “Laughable” and “bad” if Whitford gets a nom? I guess some people look for that “Emmy bait” material with lots of histrionics. Sometimes, it’s enough for an actor to just be consistently excellent and memorable no matter what their material. Last year, I think Wiley got in because she kicked ass in that confrontation with Serena/Strahovski. A few minutes of screen time and she blew me away.May 28, 2021 at 1:50 pm #1204276746
O-T Fagbenele is really incredible this season In Handmaid’s, and if pressed to choose between him and the wonderful Bradley Whitford, I’d go with O-T. He’s just so moving in the role. Samira Wiley is off-the-charts brilliant this year, too, and should win for supporting IMO (love Gillian as Thatcher, so I wouldn’t complain if she scores) — and every single one of the other Handmaid’s women who are eligible should get noms. They are each amazing in their own ways. Also, someone posted that Madeline Brewer isn’t really doing anything different this year? Excuse me? Have you seen “Milk” and “Chicago”? This is a very different, deeper Janine. Not to mention, Brewer may be in future episodes, to be determined.May 24, 2021 at 4:12 pm #1204269754
With all due respect, the notion that Elisabeth Moss might be snubbed for her superb work this season is mind-boggling to me. We haven’t even seen the last few episodes yet, but what she’s done so far deserves a nomination — and in my opinion, the win. Sorry to single her out, Phoebe Dynevor in Bridgerton is lovely, but can anyone make a legit case for her vs. Moss? Seriously??May 21, 2021 at 9:02 am #1204264779
Nothing has happened in “Vows”? Excuse me?? Four and half seasons of waiting for June to escape Gilead, and she finally does in a riveting and intense episode? How could you possibly say that?May 20, 2021 at 2:26 pm #1204263725
Emma Corrin is absolutely wonderful in “The Crown.” But I think the degree of difficulty material-wise is much higher for Moss, despite naysayers who believe it’s the same old suffering. She was phenomenal in episode 6 “Vows” — the range, the depth of feeling, the complexity, beyond what Corrin had the opportunity to show. There are four more THT episodes to go, too, so way too early to tell, IMO.May 19, 2021 at 11:49 am #1204262047
Wow, Joy, you really know how to spread the joy around. Let’s wait and see what the Emmys and the Writers Guild have to say about the writers of those shows you so easily slam. Something tells me those voters might be more qualified to judge. Also, if you’re so negative about all the bad TV dramas this season, try reading a book for a change. Better yet, try writing a television show.May 18, 2021 at 6:24 pm #1204261086
Yeah, Victor, it’s amazing how those great “Handmaid’s” actors manage to “shine” when the scripts are so bad. Maybe they should just toss them and make up the stories and improv all the dialogue on their own.
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