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May 24, 2023 at 4:48 am #1205439580
I used to be a total comedy snob. I felt that dramatic storytelling was obviously better and I had no need for the more lighthearted fare. In 2017, I started giving the occasional comedy show a shot. First with the first season of GLOW, then me catching up to Transparent and Veep… but I didn’t fully change my ways until I found Maisel, which by far I fell the most in love with (though I still think all the aforementioned are great shows). This show opened up the way for me to fall in love with many comedy shows to follow and it holds a very special place in my heart because of that. Honestly devastating that after this Friday I’ll never get new Maisel episodes, but I’m confident and glad to see that it’ll be ending on a high. Love you always and forever, Maisel!ReplyMay 12, 2023 at 3:36 pm #1205427858
For a little bit there I thought this whole conversation was about Hilary Duff for How I Met Your Father and I was in disbelief at the sudden high praise and support lol.May 4, 2023 at 7:27 pm #1205421372
Fantastic episode today! Definitely the best of the season so far and one of the best overall. The flash forwards really paid off in this episode and I think they’ve been a great inclusion. The end got me very emotional. Beautiful stuff. Can’t wait to see how they follow this up with the final few episodes.ReplyMay 3, 2023 at 10:58 am #1205420003
This is some Love, Victor level of unnatural, forced messaging… and I even liked that show for the most part.May 3, 2023 at 1:33 am #1205419689
I agree Shows like The Great, White House Plumbers, Platonic and more will lose hype and the talk shows interviews and promotion are key regarding their releases.May 3, 2023 at 1:27 am #1205419679
I was also thinking as I say your post how I haven’t seen shows like Deadwood, Justified and Rectify.
Ah! This is one of the shows I did go back for years ago because a friend at the time was a big fan. I think you of all people would love Rectify. It really has some of the greatest character work I’ve seen to this day, and the third season finale is still an incredible episode of television. J. Smith-Cameron is great in this show, which is why I’ve been so disappointed with her Succession role for four seasons now lol. I will also never forgive Abigail Spencer getting like no awards recognition for the second season in particular. Hateful! I’d highly recommend giving that a shot next. Maybe some encouragement here can be the catalyst for covering that blind spot, haha. Same goes for you Jacob!ReplyMay 2, 2023 at 6:37 pm #1205419516
I’m pretty sure I AM super behind on 2000s shows though lol. I haven’t watched any of 24, Alias, Angels in America, Arrested Development, Battlestar Galactica, Big Love, The Comeback, Desperate Housewives, Dexter, Entourage, Firefly, Friday Night Lights, Grey’s Anatomy, John Adams, Lost, Mad Men, The OC, The Shield, Six Feet Under, Ugly Betty, Veronica Mars, Weeds, The Wire
At the risk of sounding like a broken record with all of these shows… you gotta get on The Comeback. By far one of the funniest shows I’ve ever seen.ReplyMay 2, 2023 at 5:39 pm #1205419471
30 Rock next – you will not regret it. And definitely persist with The Good Wife!
Ahhh, I would love to watch 30 Rock because I really believe that this humor would gel with me so well. My problem is that I’m terrible at watching sitcoms after the fact. If there’s no storyline pushing me to watch the next episode, it happens often I just forget about it. One day I will try it again! The Good Wife… you’re right. I will watch the premiere again in the next few days.
I would recommend you watch the first half of Twin Peaks season 2 if you’re a completist because it’s essentially season 1b! You can dip out of it after that though (whilst I fell more in love with the original series when I re-watched it to prepare to watch The Return this year, season 2b was still quite meandering and woeful for the most part).
I really should’ve done that when I finished the first season then, yeah! Sadly it’s now years ago that I watched it and I honestly don’t remember all that much about it. The dangers of binging. I think I’d have to start all over from the beginning again, which I’m not sure I enjoyed the show enough to want to commit to that, haha.ReplyMay 2, 2023 at 9:07 am #1205418920
For next season. Full season premieres June 8th on Peacock.
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— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) May 2, 2023May 2, 2023 at 7:13 am #1205418820
I’ve also just watched this and really enjoyed it – I’m a little surprised quite how much. Agree re Liev – it’s quite an understated performance (though I’m judging this from only one episode) but effective. Bel is the best I’ve seen her – not that I have a huge backlog of her work to refer to but I found her grating in TMS – I hope she does happen. I’d have thought the subject matter would mean eyes would be on it but will have to wait and see.
Also watched it this afternoon and I agree with both of your sentiments. It’s surprisingly well done. I’m Dutch myself, so I was very interested to see how an American production would approach this story. Outside of some terrible pronouncing of Dutch names, so far so good!May 1, 2023 at 7:04 pm #1205418500
Oh, a LOT… I only really started actively watching and following TV around 2017/2018. There’s quite a few things I caught up on in that time while they were still ongoing and quite a few shows I went back for, but there’s still a lot of highly awarded TV out there I haven’t really touched.
I’ve seen like one episode of The Good Wife despite *loving* The Good Fight. I’ve seen one episode of Mad Men. Never got into Orange is the New Black despite giving it a few episodes. One episode of Downton Abbey. Never even touched Homeland. If you go even further back than that generation of shows, it’s even more hopeless. Nothing like The Sopranos/The West Wing/Six Feet Under for me. Outside of a few episodes, no 30 Rock/Parks and Recreation/Modern Family/Arrested Development for me either. I haven’t seen a single pre-2000s show either outside of the first seasons of Buffy, Twin Peaks and The Kingdom. No second seasons from any of them.
And I am still sitting at the start of the final season of Lost for like a few years now… one day I will finish that one last season.ReplyMay 1, 2023 at 6:54 pm #1205418491
They deserve everything. The fact that this show isn’t huge is a travesty.ReplyApril 29, 2023 at 10:53 am #1205414572
I would also add that as much as I don’t need Alex Borstein to get a third Emmy for this show, it would equally be highly deserving. She’s also been on fire this season. Her delivery of the line where she found out Diddo Doo was possibly gonna sponsor Ford’s show made me burst out cackling.April 20, 2023 at 10:20 am #1205400688
Personal Comedy Actress ballot for now:
#1 – Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Rachel has been incredible every season and has successfully kept a character that could’ve become stale fresh every season. This season probably even more than usual with the addition of old Midge, which from what we’ve seen so far looks to be another pitch perfect layer to her portrayal of this character. She was already my winner in 2018, but I’d be happy to see her repeat.
#2 – Natasia Demetriou, What We Do in the Shadows
Honestly, if you were to rank this by the ultimate funniest performances Natasia would have to top the list. Her line deliveries are always exactly on point and she got a great storyline this season to really show off her comedic prowess. I previously had her win in 2020 for S2, but I think honestly this season was an even stronger showcase for her.
#3 – Martha Plimpton, Sprung
A performance that hasn’t been seen by many but really is so, so good. Her character could’ve quite easily been unlikeable in the wrong hands, but she manages to make this often problematic (yet somehow charming) woman an absolute delight to watch. She’s the star of the show and steals scenes left and right in an already tight ensemble.
#4 – Natasha Lyonne, Poker Face
Probably one of the reasons I’m not putting her higher is that I think this performance is in the wrong category to begin with, but that doesn’t take away from the strength of it and the fact that she still has many hilarious scenes. She is basically doing her shtick here, but she has nurtured it to the best I have ever seen it and still knows how to balance different aspects of it remarkably well.
#5 – Heléne Yorke, The Other Two
This and the next one could are only fifth and sixth because I haven’t actually been able to see their new material yet, but I am confident enough in Heléne after two seasons of showing off that this season will be no exception in my enjoyment of her. She was my winner last year already. So many moments from the first two seasons still live in my head rent-free and I am excited for her to take up more real estate with the new season.
#6 – Elle Fanning, The Great
Same story as with Heléne really, except that they’re quite different performances. Elle not only manages to bring Catherine’s naive and bubbly side to life beautifully, but is also asked to do quite a bit of more dramatic material which she crushes each time. She’d be the only returning nominee in this ballot that I haven’t had win before, and I’d love nothing more than another faultless performance from her to prove why she’s that b—- this time around.
Also a shoutout to Esther Smith from Trying, Jenna Ortega from Wednesday and Linda Cardellini from Dead to Me (in that order) who I wasn’t able to include here but I would find equally deserving of a nomination.April 19, 2023 at 12:17 pm #1205395850
Me this weekend watching The Diplomat, Mrs Davis and Dead Ringers:
Add Slip from Roku Channel and Drops of God from Apple to that list, which are not so much on people’s radars but have equally great (if not better) reactions, and this really is looking like an incredible two days of premieres.Not now