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  1. justmehere

    Pose in the Media

    In the U.S.? Season 1 is available on Netflix now. FX is also replaying late at night a couple times a week.
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    Killing Eve

    Not just you. I was surprised, by how poor it was, considering how well she does with others.
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    Legion in the Media

    New Trailer: https://ew.com/tv/2019/05/07/legion-final-season-trailer/
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    Good Girls

    I thought it just showed how much she had changed. She tried to go back, wanted to go back, but she has changed so much, she can't. Trashing the baked goods was despair at not knowing her place. She doesn't want to be a criminal anymore, but she is no longer a housewife who lives only for her kids. Stealing the lip balm showed both sides as well. She has become addicted to the adrenaline of her crimes, but she doesn't want to put her family in harm's way anymore, so she hesitated even with something that small. The adrenaline won out. That's why she was at a meeting saying she was an addict. And then she wasn't. I wondered that too, re: the suppression drugs. Maybe Annie doesn't want to ask, given recent events. I'd think Sadie would ask about it though.
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    Pose in the Media

    In the U.S.?
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    Fosse/Verdon

    You said this much better than I did. Exactly what I was trying to describe.
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    Fosse/Verdon

    That's part of the problem with watching something about another time using current sensibilities. Even the sexual harassment. It wasn't OK then, but attitudes were different. It's incredibly difficult now to watch the entitlement men felt they had, (think: Mad Men), and yet in many cases, any attention from men was considered a good thing for women, even if it didn't always feel right (women's long history of dependence didn't help). I'm not defending the behavior in the least. I'm just saying. Look even at something like Moonstruck, from the 80s. There's a scene where Cher's character has a makeover. She walks out of the salon and gets whistled at. Today, that's harassment; then, it was a compliment and validation. It used to be romantic to be grabbed and kissed (also in Moonstruck). No one can even casually touch another person now without needing permission, and well-meant compliments are considered condescending. Again, I'm just saying. It seems a little unfair to judge past times beyond recognizing how much things have changed. Did Bob Fosse harass women? No doubt. And in that scene he took it way too far. He was also used to acceptance of his advances. Maybe sometimes because women felt they "had to" to advance, but there have also been plenty of women who sought powerful men for that reason as well, thereby feeding the sense of entitlement. I'm now wavering some on this show. It might be my expectations. I was hoping for lots of focus on the creative process. This latest episode did have some of that, but in negative context. Overall, it seems to be more about the failings of them both as people. Never "meet" your heroes, I guess. I don't want sugar-coating, but it does seem intent on showing the worst. And -- I don't know. I love Sam Rockwell, but his portrayal doesn't really reflect interviews and other footage of Bob. That's writing/direction as well, of course. Maybe Bob was a really great actor -- I don't deny the possibility of being on good behavior when being watched -- but this presentation seems irredeemable, with no positives at all. Even general tone seems off, based on other material. What I'm getting from this is: Wow, look at all those awards. Yet he was a complete rat bastard, and there's nothing good to say about him. The awards themselves are the only real evidence of his talent that I'm seeing, and it felt like a disconnect, honestly, from what we've been shown. Gwen and others collaborated and deserve recognition -- but this seems to want to show him as nothing in himself. I watched that Pippin clip of Glory, and while I already liked his style, that blew me away. Were the significant women in his life so delusional that they would work to support and maintain the legacy of such a complete asshole, regardless of his talent? It makes me wonder what's real. Gwen has her faults too, but they seem less egregious here, somehow. She's the wronged woman, but she was also "wrong" in some things. I know Nicole is involved, but she was a child at the time, and apparently rather neglected. Her experience and perspective are valid. Of course. I'm just wondering about this presentation. MMV.
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    Legion in the Media

    Season 3 begins Monday, June 24 https://tvline.com/2019/05/02/legion-season-3-premiere-date-final-fx/
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    Robotic Media Coverage

    Final season talk -- very mild spoilers (finale time period and past-season info). https://deadline.com/2019/04/mr-robot-sam-esmail-rami-malek-christian-slater-carly-chaikin-scott-feinberg-tribeca-talks-1202603591/
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    S14 E20: Moriah

    Except maybe Demon!Dean.
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    Pose in the Media

    UPDATED, 11:15 AM: FX said today that Season 2 of Ryan Murphy’s Pose will premiere on Tuesday, June 11 — two days later than originally announced. The network didn’t cite a reason for moving the return date but said the series that aired on Sundays during its rookie season will move to Tuesdays for S2. It’s notable that HBO last week set the Season 2 premiere of its Emmy-winning drama Big Little Lies for Sunday, June 9 — the date that FX had set on April 8 for Pose‘s return. (Bolded text mine. Same link as above.)
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    Better Things

    Impressed in this episode (4/18) with the girl playing Duke. A lot going on for her without dialog, or very little of it, and her facial expressions conveyed so much. Enjoyed Marion sticking up for Sam and being honest with Duke, much as it obviously hurt Duke to hear that her dad is so awful. The way she beamed at the reassurance that her mom loves her... I love Celia Imrie, but Phil is out of control. She needs more focused care - an in-home caregiver. I did like her singing with the wife, sort of bonding in an odd way. She isn't entirely unsympathetic about getting involved with the woman's husband. I need to see both girls who play Max and Frankie in something else. Every time those two are on screen I want to throttle them - or, at least send them to their rooms without any electronics for several days. They are beyond decency even for teenagers. There still have to be limits, even if you want to give your kids choices and freedom. (Frankie wasn't in much this episode, but they repeated last week's right after this one, with the concert-ticket scene at the top. Just a moment's reminder was enough.)
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    Fosse/Verdon

    I'm loving this show. The structure doesn't bother me at all. Using different timelines is common enough so as not to be a problem. And I believe someone mentioned previously that the title cards come from the book this is based on. The inserts of Bob tap dancing when he was younger look to me like he's mentally tap dancing at that moment, trying to cope with or figure out something. It's representative. --I don't know the exact timelines, but I'm not having trouble following. As for Bob himself -- he was a cheater and was blunt about it in All That Jazz. He couldn't manage to control himself for Gwen, who meant the world to him. Today, I suppose he'd be classified as a sex addict. The one drawback for me is the lesser dancing talent of the leads, which limits what they can show of the creative process. But, matching them in that area was going to be tough without hiring Broadway performers for those roles as well. Gwen was so fluid: Bob choreographed one of his own dances in Kiss Me Kate, (1953, his first movie), that stands out startlingly from what's around it and also shows so much of his signature style. The video below is just his bit (with Carol Haney). There are also videos of the full sequence, if anyone wants to see the contrast with the rest, choreographed by Hermes Pan.
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    Good Girls

    Renewed for season 3
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    S04.E17: I'm in Love

    I have a different thought on this, in general (since I obviously don't know the women you know). Women have been so highly conditioned to want marriage that even if we don't want to feel affected by that conditioning, we often are. It's a gigantic should. But, what if the delaying and not feeling ready is actually because someone doesn't really want it? Only fairly recently has it been OK-ish for women to say they don't want children or even marriage. Someone already 60? It's going against society and family and inner programming, so you make excuses. The not-wanting may not even be conscious if the should goes deep enough. Actually, I'm speaking for myself, and though I'm younger than 60, I can't be the only one to have this issue. Even after I realized that I don't want to be married, I felt like something was wrong with me. I still have to tell myself it's OK. --Rebecca was smart, I think, to take the time for herself. It's only been a year, and she now realizes she does want romantic love. That's also wise ... she didn't say marriage. She's taking things a step at a time. Anyway -- I kind of wish the timing or composition of episodes had been different, maybe cut some of the earlier filler material and push up other elements to allow a two-hour finale story (yet still have the concert!) where the resolutions could have been a little more fleshed out, because the "where are they now" did feel rushed. I never like when they show someone in a flash forward with a partner we know nothing about, so Josh's new love felt awkward. Plus, when Rebecca talked about how anyone in the room could be her future love, they put the new girlfriend in the background, leaving Josh as a candidate, so why should I care about his present attachment? I loved Nathaniel telling off his father and ending with I love you. And he didn't need to say that he's nice now. I noticed something in the dream sequences that was very interesting: With Greg, Rebecca realized at the wedding that she wasn't happy. With Nathaniel, they were married and about to have their first child. With Josh, their kids were around 6 or 7 before she realized she wasn't happy. So, was that a reflection of her true feelings for the guys -- i.e. she didn't love Greg and realized it right away, yet loved Nathaniel more and Josh even more, and so took longer to realize -- or was it that she didn't fool herself as much with Greg, and so realized earlier, but had such an idealized view of Josh for so long that it took years longer to realize her unhappiness (with Nathaniel somewhere in the middle)? When it was over, just on an emotional gut level, I felt saddest that she wasn't with Josh, which surprised me -- and then Nathaniel. Not at all for Greg. I can't tell if that's because of the re-cast or the character himself. I thought she had the best chance with Nathaniel, but then they sort of downplayed him the last couple of episodes. The date with Josh was the most emotional, and so was his reaction to her not choosing him, so maybe that affected me. He was working on himself, too, so it could have almost been like he and Rebecca would grow up together. Even Nathaniel, in a way, was frozen at a younger emotional age, so that could have been somewhat similar. Greg... again, nothing. I just can't judge him fairly.
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