I guess I’m in the minority that thought this show was mediocre at best. I didn’t think anyone besides Jeevan was likeable. The music in the show was annoying (not the pop songs that played, but the show’s music backing emotional moments). The whole comic book thing was frustratingly lame (as was Miranda and Arthur’s… Read more
I agree with you that Arthur and Miranda were miscast for each other, but I don’t think the Arthur we saw is at odds with the Arthur we hear about later. He was warm and charismatic and people liked him! Elizabeth says as much. But he was a terrible husband (see: Miranda, Elizabeth) and father (see: Tyler) because he… Read more
I wonder if the writers know how the comic book story goes. I found the bits and pieces of story strong enough to satisfy me, but I wonder if they ever sat down and figured out the story at some point. Read more
A heartwarming post-apocalypse drama? Yes!
While Station Eleven is bookended by two Shakespeare tragedies - it begins with King Lear and ends on Hamlet - the show itself is pure late period Shakespeare romance, like Cymbeline or the Tempest (we even have a character named Miranda). The show is full of odd tonal shifts, strange coincidences (who names their… Read more
Well, I agree with you Sulagna — for years (as in decades), my wife thought her uncle’s name was “John” (from India) but when I found out that he had a brother named Mahendra I asked my wife to ask her own brother and he said, “you didn’t know, his real name is “Jadunath” and he goes by John...) Read more
Did not read the book. The story started with her, Frank and Jeevan and it is what drew me in; I loved coming back to the apartment—the other episodes were interesting but these, for me, were the most involving and emotional. I had to look up the hooded intruder, I honestly thought it was Shia LaBeouf! I am going to… Read more
Episode 9 made me chuckle before it started because my dentist’s name is Dr. Chaudhary.
B- is way too generous in my opinion. This show is a slog. Slow scenes with slow, stilted dialog, a virus that acts with speed (in both transmission and staggeringly high mortality) that’s not — at all — how biology works, a social response that (as we’ve been seeing!) is not how people act. And it’s sooooo slow. What… Read more
You’re not wrong. It does seem deeply weird and kind of out of nowhere. These shows were both top notch entertainment when I was a kid, but the writing wasn’t great, so how are they going to polish up these turds? Read more
It was just a parenthetical note, but praise for Love Actually can’t go unchallenged. Read Lindy West on why that movie is dreck. It is terrible! Lindy is right pretty much about every fair complaint she makes against it. Read more
I really wish Jodie could have done a season with RTD. Chibnall’s heart just hasn’t really been in the sci-fi premise of Who in my opinion. I was hoping post-Moff that the show would get back to hitting emotional beats and writing characters that you cared about (as opposed to two Special-est Special People and Overly… Read more
bravo kylie!!!! green!!!! so good and real and tragic and funny! and oh yeah guess i’ll watch succession too