― my but is not working it kept telling me device not found. (Old Lunch), Monday, 29 July 2019 18:51 (one year ago) link
I wasn't clear whether she did confess or just went with Bonnie out of solidarity or something. (Like, does that mean Celeste also came clean? Even though she just fought a big battle to keep her kids?) I figured they would have shown Madeline talking to Ed about it, since it seemed like a big conversation to have considering their whole plot was about trust, and that Ed would not have been particularly receptive to "So, I know you gave me all those chances to come clean, but let me slip one last thing in here..."
― blatherskite, Monday, 29 July 2019 18:57 (one year ago) link
bonnie didn't go with madeline to the police station?
― bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:06 (one year ago) link
i mean the other way around
like the text she sends "hey guys I'm confessing" happens at the time the ceremony is happening?
― bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:07 (one year ago) link
just seemed like a straight bit of dramatic irony "oh things are all happy and great with everyone (apart from bonnie)" oh no here comes this news to undercut it for all of them
didn't seem to me like things were happy and great for everyone, despite the resolution of some story lines. I thought the final scene of them going to the police station together to confess was the absolutely necessary ending, they needed to put all of the lies and related misery to rest
― Dan S, Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:54 (one year ago) link
yeah these bitches needed to go to jail for killing that upstanding young man
― akm, Saturday, 10 August 2019 17:36 (one year ago) link
― Number None, Saturday, 10 August 2019 18:33 (one year ago) link
Won't read anything till I get through the rest, but I thought the first two episodes were fine--although I died a little when "Down by the River" was cut short after 30 seconds at the precise moment the volume should have been turned up.
― clemenza, Sunday, 11 August 2019 03:38 (one year ago) link
Two episodes left. Streep is so creepy (Streepy?)--and definitely, at least in part, based on Kael.
― clemenza, Monday, 12 August 2019 21:32 (one year ago) link
I liked most all of the second season. The finale for me was probably the weakest episode--not terrible, but a little pat in spots, and Dern with the baseball bat seemed redundant (her rage had been made quite clear by that point). Kidman is such a great actress sometimes. Streep, Dern, Witherspoon, even Adam Scott I'd say, all excellent. Somebody posted something earlier about Arnold having control taken away from her...I don't doubt it, but I've liked/loved three of her movies, and this seemed to fit with her earlier work.
― clemenza, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 01:38 (one year ago) link
finale was trash, the entirety of the courtroom stuff was a joke
every time nicole kidman insisted on what a good mother she was i was like... wellllll...
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 3 October 2019 23:22 (one year ago) link
Yeah! Obviously Streep was conniving and awful re: her son, but it's not like there wasn't cause for concern, from the pills to the slapping. (I haven't seen the show since it aired--did any character express more than a passing concern about all that? I mostly recall Witherspoon treating it like not that big of a deal.)
― blatherskite, Thursday, 3 October 2019 23:38 (one year ago) link
i thought i had no interest in this show (rich white people, parenting, women who snipe at each other) but i actually really thought it was good! i thought S2 gave Bonnie a lot more depth and her moments of intrusive memories were very realistic. I also identified with her aimlessly walking through the woods looking dour.
and lil Ziggy <3 i figured whoever wrote the screenplay (and maybe the original author) had read Far From the Tree, where there is a long and difficult-to-read chapter about children of rape.
anyway, i enjoyed both seasons in spite of my original misgivings. the theme song grew on me too.
― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 20:28 (eleven months ago) link
― treeship., Saturday, 12 September 2020 03:32 (one month ago) link
I find madeline very sympathetic, despite her flaws. Still in the middle of season 1.
― treeship., Saturday, 12 September 2020 03:37 (one month ago) link
I loved this series, both seasons, it wasn't perfect but in the end I wish I could find other tv shows that would mean as much to me
― Dan S, Saturday, 12 September 2020 04:04 (one month ago) link