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July 28, 2020 at 7:32 pm #1203610948
I’m making my triumphant return to GD to gloat about that Steve Carell nom for The Morning Show. What a great day.June 8, 2020 at 11:13 pm #1203522967
Wiig and Hader for performers. Poehler and Myers for Weekend Update. Tina Fey for head writer.ReplyJune 8, 2020 at 5:06 pm #1203522634
Dern absolutely should get in, but surprisingly Witherspoon was my favourite from season 2 of BLL, and I don’t particularly like her in general. Kidman’s a very close second.
On the topic of BLL though, I know this forum is quite warm on Streep (from what I’ve read over the months anyway), but am I the only one here completely underwhelmed by her performance? I thought she was properly brilliant in the courtroom scenes, but outside of that…I found her tics and mannered speaking so distracting and forced. I never felt any urgency from her and found myself completely disconnected to her character. On that alone I’d want literally anyone else from the supporting cast to get in over Streep. Actually maybe not Zoe Kravitz.June 7, 2020 at 7:50 pm #1203520920
She overacted the hell out of that show, as did Witherspoon and Crudup, which seriously felt like a super expensive soap opera.
I don’t think Aniston will win but melodrama is clearly the tone The Morning Show was going for, I don’t see what the problem is. Nothing wrong with an expensive soap opera. People love it.June 7, 2020 at 6:34 pm #1203520901
I dont think that’s in poor taste at all. It will and should most definitely be a priority for the academy to make sure its nominated actors are reflective of the world we see.
I didn’t want to suggest that if any of these POC nominees happen it was only because of the BLM movement. I definitely think having adequate representation is important.June 7, 2020 at 5:59 pm #1203520883
I’m gonna throw something out there and it may seem very cynical and in poor-taste and I do apologize in advance, but with the current political climate in the US and the BLM movement, would Cheadle/Anderson/other POC actors stand better chance now than they did few weeks ago?June 7, 2020 at 3:29 pm #1203520750
Problem is, people seemed to care more about SC ending than TGP. Guest can tout that Twitter trending finale all he wants, but SC got more and better press for the majority of its final season run. Until the last batch of episodes, most people will agree that the final season of TGP (as a whole) was its weakest. SC got its highest level of critical acclaim for season six, and while it may not have had as many viewers as TGP, it had much better word-of-mouth. SC did pretty much every talk show I can think of, while Team Cockroach seemed to be scattered to the winds.
Exactly! The reception to SC felt like people are actually sad about it ending and if given the chance, would want more from the show. With TGP I was just relieved that it was over because the last two seasons were just not as good as the first two. TGP’s finale was all right but as a casual viewer, I was more affected by SC’s finale.June 7, 2020 at 4:26 am #1203520142
While the statement above is ridiculous in a lot of way, I actually do expect The Good Place to over perform on nominations day. I have it in for lead actress, lead actor, supporting actress, series, writing and directing.
Is that really overperforming though? It’s kind of what we’re already expecting, given how well-received the finale was? Bell’s probably on the bubble ish but given that this is the last season of a well-liked show where she’s the lead, I think predicting her is reasonable. Actual overperforming would be including Harper and other supporting cast members, or something completely delusional like Timothy Olyphant.June 7, 2020 at 2:54 am #1203520099
Yay, bumped for more hate-watching bullshit.
That’s not fair, I was not “hate-watching”. This is a forum where we discuss shows in contention for the Emmy, and this show was a major HBO push. Not to mention that it has really good reviews (I’m really struggling to see why though) and despite my previous claim that I was excited about a potential trainwreck, I do really love the leads and would have liked to see the show improve as it went along, or even to pull me in at the last minute. This show didn’t do that. I don’t think I should have to justify why I watch what I watch to internet strangers but here I am anyway.
Finished the season. Wever’s my MVP but truthfully I could care less if it got renewed or if it got any awards recognition.ReplyJune 6, 2020 at 8:21 pm #1203519870
I only have one episode left and I honestly dislike this show so much. It’s only kind of working because Merritt Wever is so talented and can make any line-reading amusing despite the material. I really have no idea what the point of this show is. I hate the characters; they make all the wrong decisions and I don’t care about them enough to be invested in the crap that they get themselves in. The story is aggravating to say the least; it’s not engaging and I feel like they’re just throwing monkey wrenches for the sake of doing so, nothing is really happening organically. I’m a big fan of Domhnall Gleeson but I find his timing and delivery so flat and uninteresting. He sure is cute though, still.
I’m going to finish the show because I’ve come this far, but this is probably my least favourite show I’ve seen this season. I was all excited to watch a mildly humorous trainwreck of sorts (as suggested by the reviews) but this is so much worse than I expected. The “comedy” didn’t come through for me AT ALL, and the drama feels forced and contrived. Also that PWB guest appearance is just awful. Terrible performance from someone that I loved so much last season. Ugh.ReplyJune 6, 2020 at 3:41 pm #1203519663
I finished all 3 seasons of Ozark one week ago and still cannot stop thinking about it
I finished it six weeks ago and I’m still thinking about it. I can’t say if it’s objectively the best show this cycle but it’s definitely the one I’m most passionate about. Completely agree with you re: the cast, especially Bateman. He’s not getting nearly enough credit for his performance on the show and people seem to dismiss him in favour of more “prestigious” actors, but I think he’s a big part of why the Byrdes dynamic work so well.June 5, 2020 at 5:55 pm #1203518245
Lea Michele’s been known as a huge diva for years amongst people that follow Broadway gossip. She’s the real-life Jenna Maroney.June 5, 2020 at 4:05 pm #1203518144
Bryan Cranston in Malcolm in the Middle>>>Breaking Bad.
Bryan Cranston in comedy >>> Bryan Cranston in drama.Not now