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June 3, 2020 at 2:35 am #1203514083
I know people have said it already, but Schitt’s Creek- “Happy Ending” written by Daniel Levy and “It’s Comedy or Cabbage” written by Amy Sherman-Palladino.June 3, 2020 at 2:30 am #1203514069
Honestly just close your eyes and select everything Succession submits in Writing, especially “Tern Haven” written by Will Tracy and “This is Not For Tears” written by Jesse Armstrong (last year’s winner back with a much much better script).
Also, I’d like to add I wouldn’t nominate Westworld for writing at all this season, regardless of the episode(s) they submit.May 29, 2020 at 5:40 pm #1203508202
I watched the first three and they were all fairly enjoyable. It’s nothing we haven’t seen before and I’m glad we eventually get to see more of Darby’s friends’ lives as well, especially in episode 3. Anna Kendrick is fine, but I don’t see her scoring an Emmy nomination for this. I’ll keep watching. HBO Max should have released all the episodes at one go. This is the kind of show people binge.May 28, 2020 at 1:06 am #1203504644
Anyone watching?May 28, 2020 at 1:05 am #1203504642
It’s been a little while since I’ve seen it, but I think I’d give that title to Let’s Face the Music and Dance. However, I’d say that the dinner scene in Look She Made a Hat is undeniably my favorite moment on the series.
Look She Made a Hat had some of my favorite scenes in the show so far.May 28, 2020 at 1:01 am #1203504640
Okay I watched All In, and that ending I did not see coming even though I wanted Helen Pierce gone for 3 whole episodes now. I was sure they were going to leave us hanging and I kept looking at the time thinking no way they wrap this up in 3 minutes and then bam! Fire Pink still imo is the superior episode and overall Season 3 was easily the best paced, written, acted and directed (the show was always well directed but I’m glad they got rid of the blue filter this season) season thus far. I really hope we get season 4 next year.May 27, 2020 at 11:05 pm #1203504536
I have been slowly catching up on Season 3, and Fire Pink was easily the best episode of the show in it’s 3 year run (I haven’t watched the finale yet!). I knew from the first two seasons how great Laura Linney was but she never blew me away like she did in the last 20 minutes of this episode. You could feel her helplessness and her frustrations, and that final scene in the car whilst on the phone with Marty was an absolute gut-punch. She’s my personal runner-up for leading actress after Viola Davis. And Tom Pelphrey should win Supporting Actor for that opening scene alone.May 27, 2020 at 2:06 am #1203503106
I love Julia Garner and I just started Season 3, and wouldn’t be disappointed at all if she repeats.May 27, 2020 at 12:36 am #1203503057
I tried watching the first episode of I Know This Much is True. It’s just too grim and if it were released later in the year, it might have been better received. With the state of the world right now, no one wants to be more depressed than they already are. I’ll probably try watching it again later once I run out of non- depressing shows to watch. Ruffalo, however, is excellent from what little I’ve seen.
Realistically, Mescal doesn’t win the Emmy. I see him getting nominated, but not winning. He has a much better chance with the BAFTAs, despite all the hype. In a fair world, based on the front runners and the performances I have seen (Ruffalo excluded), Mescal deserves to win. Like others have said, his performance feels so natural and intimate, watching him play Connell seems like spying on someone’s personal life.
Also, I just finished watching Mrs. America, and Cate Blanchett is my personal actress winner, despite my love for Wever and King’s respective performances. Cate just has so many Emmy tapes littered throughout the 9 episodes, and she is flawless, start to finish. If voters watch the tapes, I don’t see how they don’t vote for Blanchett.
For the supporting actress category I can never decide a winner, because I love Byrne, Martindale, Paulson, Smart and Colette and any of them would be deserving of a win.May 26, 2020 at 11:41 pm #1203503006
Who knew watching someone cutting apples could get me to feel so much? I was happy, but also just a teeny tiny bit heartbroken for Phyllis, and it’s a testament to Blanchett’s ability as an actor to be able to make you hate and feel for someone whose political views couldn’t be farther from my own. I know it gets old, we’ve been doing this for six weeks now, but Cate Blanchett wowed me every single week with her turn as Schlafly. I love Wever and King’s works in their respective shows, but no one deserves the Emmy more than Cate this year- not because she’s a two time Oscar winner, not because she has the name recognition, but because she has the performance. She blew me away way back when Blue Jasmine came out, and then she blew me away again with Carol, but her work here is so flawless, she made it look effortless week in and week out.
The supporting actress category is going to be a headache. Elizabeth Banks and Ari Graynor had the least amount of material of the main supporting ladies, and I don’t see them making it in anyway. The others are all excellent and deserve recognition for their work. Byrne, Paulson, Ullman, Aduba had their moments in the finale, but after Cate, it was esteemed character actress Margo Martindale who stood out, imo. That scene where Bella is fired was her best work on the show, and she’s had plenty of great moments. I don’t see how Martindale misses a nomination if voters are watching the show- she’s in every episode along with Paulson and Blanchett, and she’s showy enough in all of them.
As for the episode itself, I thought it was a good closer. I’m glad Alice decided to start working, I audibly cheered as she drove away from Phyllis. The scene where all the women resign their White House posts was great, Phyllis’ speech and Gloria’s were done well, but the things that stood out for me were the quieter moments- Gloria wearing Bella’s hat, Bella calling Shirley, Betty running into Gloria at the salon, and of course the very final scene.
I’m just so glad that this show exists, and that we got to see some amazing actresses sinking their teeth into great material and giving it their all, week after week. It also got me thinking a lot about issues surrounding the feminist movement that I hadn’t considered or didn’t know about. Will miss this for sure.May 25, 2020 at 3:15 pm #1203500383
Big Little Lies
Her performance in TMS doesn’t even come close.May 25, 2020 at 1:07 pm #1203500178
You’re not predicting Better Call Saul for writing?
I think Succession might also get “Tern Haven” nominated as well. It’s their WGA winning episode.
In a fair, fair world Stephen Williams would walk away with the Emmy for directing “This Extraordinary Being”. It’s the best directed episode of all the top contenders this year imo, no competition. Also I doubt Nicole Kassell goes with “A God Walks into Abar” over the DGA winning first episode. “Abar” was always the writing showcase of Watchmen.May 24, 2020 at 1:16 am #1203498006
I agree with you. I believe the directors’ branch will go for whoever they think it’s the best… That’s why Gerwig failed to get a Best Director Oscar nomination in spite of all the media support for a female nominated director last season. That’s why Bong Joon-ho won over Sam Mendes. That’s why Nolan waited so many years to be nominated or that’s why they keep snubing Joe Wright or they snubed Ava DuVenray. That’s why directors like Pawlikowski (“Cold War”), Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”), Bennett Miller (“Foxcatcher”) or Lenny Abrahamson (“Room”) got nominated.
The directors’ branch is often unpredictable, ’cause they often don’t play by the “political” rules
I see your point but in what world was Todd Phillip’s work better than Gerwig’s? He literally “copied” a lot from Scorcese’s earlier works and failed to make his movie feel “original”. Gerwig made a film that was like the eighth adaptation of Alcott’s novel and made it seem fresh and put her own spin on it. Sure the branch has made some inspired choices over the years, but that doesn’t excuse some weird choices they’ve made over the years either.May 23, 2020 at 11:52 pm #1203497937
It’s a fun soapy binge. It’s not going to contend for Emmys although Ben Platt is deserving of a nomination. Judith Light and Bette Middler might sneak into guest category.May 23, 2020 at 11:45 pm #1203497932
All these Mad Men talk is making me miss the show so much even though I only finished re-watching the whole thing a little over a month ago. They make a lot of great shows nowadays, but they don’t make shows like Mad Men anymore.
Also, I finally binged The Morning Show, and it was exactly what I thought it would be- soapy entertainment. It wants to be prestige television, but it’s not there yet and that’s fine by me. There were certain aspects that were handled well despite being a bit on the nose, like the whole rise of MeToo era and how that affected the working relationships of the crew.
Homeland, for me, peaks at Season 2 Episode 5. Q&A is the single best Homeland episode and while there are episodes after this that make your heart race (I still think no show does tension like Homeland despite giving up on it earlier in season 6), but nothing is Q&A good (Can’t speak for the last two seasons).