Thoroughly enjoyed season 1 of this show. Agreed on Carrie Coon - nailed her role well. I tried season 2 but to be honest, season 1 sapped so much from me (a hard but enjoyable watch) that I couldn't go on.
Just started watching The Widow on Amazon Prime, which is a thriller set in the DR Congo about a woman who thinks she sees her husband on the news there despite the fact he supposedly died on a plane crash 3 years earlier.
It has a good cast (Kate Beckinsale, Charles Dance and Alex Kingston are the big names) and is pretty well acted but it's pretty slow so far (just started episode 3 of 8) and there is probably one too many B-stories based on the short run time.
Well I've just finished watching the show I mentioned above (The Widow) and my initial thoughts after the first couple of episodes held true (it is a bit slow, but it is somewhat made up for by the quality of the acting).
I read a review of the show that was almost solely deriding it for perpetuating "White Saviour" stereotypes, which I initially just put down to the trend of certain reviewers trying to project their left wing values on every aspect of culture, about after watching the last 20 minutes of the last episode its hard not to agree with that sentiment.
Overall, I would recommend it if you want to watch something to is beautiful to look at and well acted, but don't expect anything award winning out of it
Finished this over the weekend - I enjoyed the last 3 episodes over the first 3. The first 3 had funny moments but didn't have the punch of the last 3 that is for sure. Gotta give Gervais his due, he creates sentiment in a way that feels genuine (most who try end up creating shmultzy rubbish). The last 2 episodes hit you in the feels a bit and make it a rewarding experience (much like the crescendo of the Office via the xmas episodes).
I am the Night- just finished it and very much enjoyed after the first episode. The slow start nearly made me drop off but it ends with enough of a hook to get me to watch the second episode. Even after that it’s a slow burn but tonally nails the era and love the subject matter surrounding the Black Dahlia.