Critic Consensus: "Abandoned!" returns to the softer side of these complicated women, captured by the deft, empathetic hand of director Helen Hunt.
Critic reviews for Abandoned
So what was looking to be a heartfelt, sweet conversation devolves almost immediately into a cruel fight, which is kinda Feud in a nutshell, huh.
What has made it the quality series it is has come down almost entirely to the performances.
Joan Crawford's first day on the Charlotte set starts off promisingly, with the actress nailing her character's introduction in one take. But by nightfall, she's grumbling over the sounds of revelry spilling out from Bette's hotel room.
Lange and Sarandon are still power-houses, the show still has quiet, painful moments of human emotion, and bits of glorious camp.
Feud is at its best when it allows female directors behind-the-camera, and that's proven handily with Helen Hunt.
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