The Politician

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  1. Willie Oleson

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    Oh my! This is really, really good.
    In a clever and surprising way it shows how a story can blur the line between genuine and fake, between comedy and drama, between a great and awful cover version of a Joni Mitchell song.

    It's slick, but not cookie-cutter slick.
    And of course there's the Pierre et Gilles-esque, too beautiful to be true imagery that the creators of AHS seem to love.

    I didn't like POSE (too much preaching to the choir), but I very much enjoyed watching the first episode of this new series.
     
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    It's not my normal kind of viewing however a review here in Oz had me intrigued so I optioned a watch. It nearly borders on absurdity but Ryan Murphy manages to keep it from ever reaching that point. I'm 2½ episodes in until Netflix decided to have a hissy fit and shut down. So far the stand out performances are Ben Platt who happens to be a dead ringer to a bloke I use to work with and David Corenswet. Now if Dallas is ever to receive another lifeline as a continuation then look no further then David to play the role of Lucas Krebbs/Ewing.
     
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    Yes, that alone is reason enough to watch it.
     
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    I've just finished watching the first season. This series really surprised me. You'd think it was going to be another teenage angst series but the stellar performances from Jessica Lange and Gwyneth Paltrow keep it grounded. If Ben Platt doesn't receive awards for his role I'll be stunned.

    And what a treat to see the Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) and Judith Light appear. From their opening scene these two broads have chemistry. I wasn't sure where Ryan Murphy was taking me since it suddenly felt like a completely new series. Not to worry as it came to a very satisfying conclusion....and wanting more.

    Score: 8/10 :)
     
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    I watched this over the weekend. Jessica Lange, Judith Light & Bette Midler were fantastic in it. And the last episode was a perfect set up for the second season. And River was such a sweetheart, what a nice guy who died way too early. :love5:
     
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    I think they wanted us to fall in love with River. Well, it worked.
    Great! (I've only watched 4 episodes, due to other soap commitments).
     
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    @Willie Oleson You need to watch it as soon as possible. Episode 5 was also very good and truthful although a little bit different.

    David Corenswet who played River is already cast on another show produced by Ryan Murphy. It's called "Hollywood" and comes out next spring on Netflix.
     
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    !!!

    More good news! Must be the autumnal vibes here on soapchat!
     
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    Netflix must have had confidence in the project because they commissioned two seasons straight up. Cannot wait to see more of Bette Midler and Judith Light together. I think David Corenswet will be the break out star from this. I also read about the other Ryan Murphy project Hollywood.....I'm intrigued.
     
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    Tomorrow's news: David Corenswet comes out of the closet...
     
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    I would gladly help him find the door knob.
     
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    The blurring had stopped long before episode 4, episode 5 was...???? and the last 3 episodes were...
    ...very cookie-cutter "Desperate Housewives" slick. Not even Judith Light could save this.
     

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