'I'm just sick of this notion that Muslims are trying
'I'm just sick of this notion that Muslims are trying to push ourselves and our beliefs on everyone all the time,' Hasan said on Volume 4, Episode 5. And I suddenly realized that that is EXACTly what he's doing.
And I stopped.
I stopped listening.
I stopped watching.
I felt . . . disgusted with myself for falling for it for this long.
Monotonous everything: music. scenery, acting . . . puh-leeeeze . . . this lead actress and her boring pain and breathing thing, over and over and over. No nuance, no other ways of showing it. Just the same thing for the whole episode.
The directing is horrible. How do you make a pretty interesting story in a pretty interesting place tediously inaccessible? Bad directing. Bad, bad acting.
I want to watch it, but I don't see how I can stand another episode.
And still. STILL Russell Crowe mesmerizes. Fascinates. There is nothing likeable about this character, and there is a LOT that is unlikeable, horrible, and yet it stays with me long after each episode and I WANT to see it again. Soon.
I have always enjoyed Russell Crowe's work, but this . . . this stuns me. I am slammed, flapdoodled right in the face with what a monumental talent this man is.
And colorful novelty at first then I slowly started adapting and in episode 2, I thought, during a conversation with her voluptuously unattractive best friend about her husband cheating, if it turns out he's cheating with this friend . . . and sure enough, that was the 'big surprise' at the episode's end.
Gave episode 3 a chance, but no, there's no doubt.
That almost becomes a style, except for the problematic timing: it's too slow and has these weird spaces of suspended nothingness. The directing isn't quite there. The writing isn't quite there. Carla Gugino is excellent as always. But she can't do it all by herself.
Loved season 1. Gratified by the ending and surprised to hear there would be a season 2. Saw the clip with Streep asking the question and thought maybe they had something. Now, mere minutes into 'What Have They Done,' I face the fact that i just don't want to. I've seen the glamor of Carmel. I really dislike Shailene Woodley. This is boring . . . all the same old same old . . .
Despite the good performances of all involved, I found this excruciatingly long and boring. I stayed with it BECAUSE of the ratings and one (professional) review and here I sit, still mystified, but unwilling to sit through any further episodes.
'Every one star review says the same thing, people are mad this show is political.'
Mine is a one star review. I celebrate the Trump dumping. I'm actually happy and find it refreshing to get opinions re his awfulness out in the open. Yay!
I LOVE Christine Baranski and Gary Cole.
I ADORED 'Braindead' and so, don't mind the cartoons and the music.
My complete disgust with this show, my SOLE reason for my one star rating, is the totally unwatchable, abhorrent performance of Michael Sheen. That is my ONLY reason. And I find his performance SO annoying, extreme and silly, so OVERacted as to make the whole show unwatchable.
I have already posted a review to this effect and it went up. Then came down a day later. So these points have been made before. I am very interested to see if saying this is now 'permitted.'
NOT because, as others have noted here, 'why didn't they do this before? I get that this is new, in that Villanelle and Konstantin are now an independent team, no longer working for Russia, and so, 'for hire.'
My issues are:
. WHOAA how did they hire them happen SO FAST?
. Why isn't it funny anymore? Where is that edge? Even Eve's sexual thrall seems boring and ordinary. What's up with that?
Somebody . . . was it the writing, the directing? . . . Somebody lost the edge . . .