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  1. Speechless in the Media

    This article just mentions Speechless ("huge success") but it is about disabilities and representation, so probably of interest of many here. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/10/kurt-yaeger-sons-of-anarchy-ncis-disabled-actor-hollywood
  2. The Eyes: News and Media

    I just want to quote the whole thing because it is perfect. That's all.
  3. The Fosters in the Media

    I didn't see it either, just posted here as a curiosity. The trailer is really silly and I am not interested in the story.
  4. The Eyes: News and Media

    I don't agree with everything in this article. One of the top pick commenter makes a better case regarding THT season 2. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/aug/02/tvs-boom-and-bust-cycle-why-shows-are-hot-and-then-suddenly-not#comment-119023506
  5. The Fosters in the Media

    Maia Mitchell's film review - with clip https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/01/never-goin-back-review-augustin-frizzell
  6. Not a fan of Elisabeth Moss either but I thought she played a convincing teenager in TWW, in the first couple of seasons. After that the writing for the character was all over the place, there wasn't much she could do with it. On Top of The Lake she was terrible. I had a very hard time watching that show. Some say that her accent was one of the worst ever attempted by an American actor. I liked Alexis Bledel in Gilmore Girls but I only watched the first two seasons. And I don't really remember Traveling Pants. Never saw Joseph Fiennes in anything other than Shakespeare in Love. Didn't like him then, don't like him now.
  7. Marcella Season 2: All Episodes Talk

    I like this show. Or liked it. I hope there is no season 3 because it delved into Marvel/DC Comic land and I don't really like that stuff. Marcella was an interesting enough character to me. Even if the show had all these plots to confuse us, I still liked it. Maybe because it is very different from the soap operas and completely off the mark American cop shows turn into. But the show lost me at the end. I can't stand the husband and felt like they want to shove him down our throats. Edward is a sociopath. Torturing and killing animals is the first red flag. Like others said, the "suicide" was never really resolved. I don't know anything about hypnosis but I do know that it is not done that way. It can't be. "Relax, breath, remember, wake up". Seriously, show? And then there is the "Super!Villain! The woman did it all, got away with it all, for years. What an infinite pool of resources she had.
  8. The Resistance: Theories for Season 3

    It is not a theory because Writers! but I do hope to see more of Mrs. Lawrence and Cora. Not so interested in Mr. Lawrence, unless they are going to explain how one of the architects of Gilead, the one who created the colonies, can be so pro-resistance. And just saying that he saw the monster he created will not satisfy me. I want some more depth (I know, I shouldn't expect that from the writers of this show) I do think they will jump a few years into the future. I think we are going to see what happened with the escape in flashbacks. Hopefully, we will see more of the Martha's Underground. The biggest problem with having expectations for this show is that the writer's room seems to be full of very unimaginative people. We can expect something based on what we know about the world of Gilead, then they mess it up with absurd and contradictory plots.
  9. The Eyes: News and Media

    That article was so perfect! I am glad I am not the only one disturbed by the music in the car. I, too, was relieved when the music stopped.
  10. Scandal in the Media

    "Ultimately, its most lasting legacy is likely to be Olivia Pope herself. Both fully in command and deeply flawed, she was often driven by a higher purpose (“a white hat” in the show’s parlance) while resisting being controlled by any male, or in this season, female presidential authority in the form of Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young)." Based on the episodes was was able to watch, and finished, this is utter bullshit. Olivia is flawed but she was never in command. All the male characters yell and order her around. She is a victim of male abuse, plain and simple. She stomps her feet and does whatever she wants only to come back and be yelled at by the male characters all over again. Not complex. Pathetic. I cannot stand anything Shonda does. I try to like it, I try to be not too picky, but the writing, the plots and the cliches are just too much. The only positive thing I have to say about her shows is that she does hire many actors of color to be the lead or the main cast. But then she falls for the usual Hollywood White Default in telling the stories. Disguised, true, but deep down pleasing and acceptable by white people as the primary goal - I guess the day job and getting paid is the main goal here, so pretend to be fighting the good fight, comply with the status quo.
  11. S02.E13: The Word 2018.07.11

    Pride. Many people are like this, especially people who rely in strong ideology/religion to justify their choices. I see it happening a lot in real life, in small daily actions that don't have an obvious impact in other people's lives, or in their own lives. When the impact is felt, people rationalize to justify what they did or didn't do. Serena might have had the secret urge to stay in Canada but that would have forced her to recognize that what she saw as a better society was too flawed, that her ideals were harming end not helping at all. She is bothered by what she sees but while she will maybe try to change it or even suffer with what could be called guilty (although not acknowledged as such) she will not openly accept that their little project of a country is nothing more than a misogynist dictatorship (racist too but the show dropped the ball on that)
  12. S02.E13: The Word 2018.07.11

    If you are right, the writers get a very small fraction of redemption for continuity and for making sense. Good catch.
  13. The Eyes: News and Media

    I didn't mean to imply anything. I just thought it was somewhat funny how TM nomination was listed. I don't think that playing multiple characters makes and actor more deserving or better. I think Tatiana Maslany playing THOSE characters, in THAT show, make her deserving and, to me, unbeatable.
  14. The Eyes: News and Media

    I don't think EM deserves or will win the Emmy's. I saw this in another thread and couldn't help myself some snark: "Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning, Helena, Alison Hendrix, Cosima Niehaus, Rachel Duncan, Krystal Goderitch, Elizabeth (Beth) Childs, Jennifer Fitzsimmons, Katja Obinger, Tony Sawicki, Veera Suominen (M.K.), Camilla Torres and Unnamed Clone" Elisabeth Moss as June's close up 1, June's close up 2, June's close up...37. Sorry, I haven't watched any one of the other women in the category but I would find it hard for any of them to better TM (which will not win, I am sure)
  15. Spoilers For the Hulu Show

    Why, oh why can't the writers realize that a pre-announced 10-season run will never work? One reason is that they writers are not that talented to keep up with the theme - which doesn't matter since they seem to believe they are, indeed, Margaret Atwood's chosen ones. But what is going to suck is that if the show starts losing money it will get cancelled and then one of two things will happen: it gets cancelled without warning, so things are left half told, or it gets cancelled when there are too many lose ends and not enough time, so the writers will rush to give them a conclusion, and it will totally suck. Either way, viewers lose.