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1 hour ago, ChitHappens said:

For me, the shift in the dynamic of the relationship didn't work.  She went from hunting him to find justice and getting a serial killer off the streets to feeling sympathy for him and even cradling him in her arms as he died.  I was absolutely sickened by that.  

 

I assume you mean at the end of S2 when he was shot and she went to cradle him ahead of checking if the young dude she'd just boned was ok? (Because S3 ended differently).

 

Yeah, I feel like Alan Cubitt fell prey to that old Hollywood trope where the investigator & killer are two sides of the same coin. In S3, Gibson did say that she saved Spector's life because she wanted him to stand trial for the women he killed and get a life sentence for it. But it was clear at the end of S2 that she made a choice between her lover and him, which is  whichever way you look at it.

 

I feel like S3 started going somewhere else and then halfway through turned left, and they kind of swept that whole event under the carpet.

 

They also drew a visual comparison between Stella having been beaten up by Spector, and Katie harming herself on her arm. I feel like the series from the very beginning invited comparison and established commonalities between the hunters and the hunted.

 

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Mare of Easttown. No spoilers please -- I'm only on Episode 3! The community it depicts and their ties to each other really elevates this drama above simple murder procedural. Kate Winslet usually annoys me but I think she's doing ok here and not being too showy with her acting.

 

Also Jean Smart is in this. 

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3 hours ago, Cat said:

Mare of Easttown. No spoilers please -- I'm only on Episode 3! The community it depicts and their ties to each other really elevates this drama above simple murder procedural. Kate Winslet usually annoys me but I think she's doing ok here and not being too showy with her acting.

 

Also Jean Smart is in this. 

Another show I need to find time to watch. The trailer was so giving me THE UNDOING vibes.

 

And THAT is another reason to watch.

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 Always liked her but loved her in LEGION.

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Just finished Behind Her Eyes. Overall, very fun, enjoyable, well-acted and shot... and those final two twists were EVERYTHING. Highly recommend even for the shocking ending alone.

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On 5/25/2021 at 10:28 PM, YRBB said:

Just finished Behind Her Eyes. Overall, very fun, enjoyable, well-acted and shot... and those final two twists were EVERYTHING. Highly recommend even for the shocking ending alone.

 

The twist of all twists!  I'd like a 2nd season.  

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1 hour ago, ChitHappens said:

 

The twist of all twists!  I'd like a 2nd season.  

 

Indeed! It'd be hard to top that. 

 

You know, I would enjoy a follow up!

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17 hours ago, YRBB said:

 

Indeed! It'd be hard to top that. 

 

You know, I would enjoy a follow up!

 

I guess I just want to know what happens to the little boy at the end

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Winners and Losers - Australian show about four best friends who were "losers" in high school who reunite at their 10th high school reunion who end up winning the lottery. 

 

 

 

I'm currently on Season 1 and it's pretty good so far. 

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The Rookies.

 

The past weekend, Decades did a marathon and I had to have more.  Some lovely soul put the entire series on YT and I'm in heaven.  


I am currently on an episode featuring David Canary, David Soul and David Huddleston.  I literally LOLd when I saw that.  It's like the casting director was on a mission.  

 

 

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On 5/18/2021 at 4:41 PM, Taoboi said:

Another show I need to find time to watch. The trailer was so giving me THE UNDOING vibes.

 

And THAT is another reason to watch.

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 Always liked her but loved her in LEGION.

 

Better than The Undoing. From beginning to end!

 

This was like a soap in a way -- the who/whydunnit was of course important and the through-line, but what really raises the stakes is the relationships between people in this insular, down-on-its-luck community where most people know each other from childhood. You care about them! And it wasn't all downbeat -- actually, the moments of levity were the parts that stood out for me. These characters did not wallow in their own problems. And the women basically hold the place together.

 

Like I said before, I've never been the biggest fan of Kate Winslet. Back in the day, I used to find her acting a touch Too Much and felt she was somewhat overhyped as a Great Actress. What I would give for that quality of acting now! Anyway, I really warmed to her in Mare of Easttown. You could tell how empathetic and connected to her character she became.

 

A host of other strong supporting performances in this -- Evan Peters, Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart and Jack Mulhern were standouts.

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