Why aren't more people watching this show? It's fucking fantastic, and easily the best thing on Network TV right now, but it'll probably get cancelled soon because its ratings are awful. What a shame. Anyway, Benito Martinez (who I never thought was particularly great on The Shield) is absolutely killing it here, and is the MVP of the season so far.
The Americans Season 5 - Episode 3.
The season is definitely continuing the slow-burn approach of seasons past, but that's always been this show's style, and it works when the writing, acting and directing is this strong. Those final few minutes were tense and disturbing in that perfectly Americans way.
I'm really enjoying it. It's funny, smart and touching at times. I feel like some of it is lost on me because I'm a white kid from Australia but all in all its still a very good show. Plus, Darius is like the greatest.
Big Littles Lies Episode 5 -- Mostly solid as per usual, with a strong emphasis on mostly (the dialogue between Madeline and theater dude ). There was some really weird editing in these episodes, where entire scenes were chopped into frenetic tidbits more suited for a trailer. I found that really bizarre. Otherwise, it was enjoyable. This is definitely the peak of the Celeste storyline, and Kidman's most powerful work yet.
Feud Episode 3 -- No unnecessary narration and framing device = Easily the best episode yet. By focusing on maternal themes, this episode had a lot to sink its teeth into and did a fantastic job of connecting the subject to both characters. Though one problem I still can't shake is that I find it pretty grating how the actors talk about Oscar like MA buzzers do. Maybe I think too highly of Hollywood, but I find that really unrealistic.
The Americans 3x12 - 4x03 -- Fuuuuuck this show is so good.
Post by pessimusreincarnated on Mar 23, 2017 17:27:54 GMT
Masters of Horror- "We All Scream for Ice Cream"
One of the weaker episodes of the show. A cliched and tired riff on Stephen King's IT, featuring bland characters, cheesy dialogue, and bad child performances. William Forsythe does good work though as the main villain, a mentally challenged clown-turned-vengeful-spirit.
Big Little Lies - Episode 5. I didn't enjoy the last two episodes as much as the first 3. I think they're dragging the book too long and losing the entertainment value, don't like some of the small changes too and I never thought I'd become a book purist. The cast, atmosphere and music is still great, but this episode felt slightly more pretentious than the ones before. Still very addictive and highly watchable. 8/10
Feud - Episode 3. Best episode yet. Yes, the dialog gives too much exposition at times, and at others (Bette and Joan fighting about the Oscars was something straight out of MA, absolutely hilarious but didn't feel particularly natural). Best pacing yet, the framing device didn't bog down the story, I hope that's gone for good but highly doubt it. Thought the two ladies finally sunk into the roles, way less caricatural and more depth. I finally bought Susan Sarandon as Davis and enjoyed her immensely. Lange, who I generally love and prefer over all the actresses in her age group, I don't like as much here. 8/10
The Americans - 5x03. Continues the slow-burn-nothing-really-stands-out-but-still-aces quality of the last 3-4 seasons so, but still so incredibly strong in its fifth season! I swear to God, Russell and Rhys get better every single episode. Loved the glimpse of
Veep - 5x06. I binged all of the previous seasons of this but have been watching Veep at a slow ass pace since like June, which certainly isn't doing this season justice, as the writing feels stronger than ever and the jokes more memorable. Also, the rest of the ensemble keeps rising to JDL's level. Funniest episode of the season yet and that's saying something after episode 4! 8/10
Legion 1x02 and 1x03. Atmospheric, visually stunning but I remain somewhat detached from this and am not even sure if I follow the main plot. The acting doesn't impress me at all, but thankfully Dan Stevens was better in episode 3 than the first two.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex episode 7, "Idolatry." It was fine, I guess, but pretty weak for a stand alone episode in a show that makes great use of them. Still trying to make out just how this world works.
I am so glad you agree with my opinions. That is, after all, what they are for.
The Americans: "The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears" -- Elizabeth has been put on the backburner recently, it's about time she stepped up and re-claimed her badassery. Keri Russell killed it here, and Matthew Rhys continued his amazing string of episodes. The last five episodes or so were probably the best streak this series has had, and it certainly culminated with this great one. (Loved the silent opening.) By the time
More very good stuff. It's so great to see literally every single cast member turning in top-notch work, with this being Woodley's time to shine (it's great to see her escaping the ugly shadow the Divergent series cast on her career).
Feud s01e04 - Insanely fun. The oscar drama shown is so over the top but damn entertaining. I am very much loving this show but I find some things a bit unrealistic like here, they are showing Bette Davis a bit nicer (so far). Like there's no way in hell I'd believe she can say 'half a credit for the success of this picture goes to you, Joan' 😀. I really liked how they're also focussing on various other topics as well as the characters. Molina and Wright were superb. 9/10
Big Little Lies s01e06 - Everything notacrook said. The build up to the trivia night is done pretty nicely. All three actresses are giving some of their best perfs esp in this episode. Loved it and really looking forward to the next one. 9/10