The editing this season , as opposed to season 1, is not so good. Splicing the conversations is cute but not useful. You miss out on the good parts, the nuances of conversation. On the other hand several individuals I watched I liked. Real people with quirks. Most of my best friends have major lumps in their personalities, just the way I like things. No expectations, just people whom I enjoy. I vote for Ann, and her shoes. She's cool.
At first I wasn't interested in this homage to narcissism but got hooked on American Playboy hoping for a period piece , like Best of Enemies (Vidal vs. Buckley). I am grateful to it for leading me to read Gloria Steinem's work A Bunny's Tale. The more you dig the more the arrogance of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story starts to unravel. In the sense that this series made me think about where we are today I am equally grateful. American Playboy is a good binge, but Hugh Hefner was not an architect of the times he was more a passenger on the bus of the 60's. Thats being kind.
Corona virus date night. I asked my wife why she likes the show. Her answer was "Because I can keep watching it. It doesn't make me flinch and have bad dreams." I myself would like to see an episode where Jessie Graff , swat team member, climbs a high rise building to get the bad guy. Hint hint......
If all I got to see during my life was Julia Garner's portrayal of Ruth Langmore I would die a happy man. But wait, there's more. Come along as this family and cast of characters wind their way to hell. I keep trying to come up with descriptors for these guys. Aw crap.... forget it. You get the point. Just watch the show. Enjoy.
Prodigal Daughter. I have to write this because all the sexual stuff aside in the other episodes Prodigal Daughter deals directly with a topic avoided more than porn in the public film world , religion. Well done.
Want some advice ? Don't ever call a hardened combat medic "sugar tits".
This series is an unusual animal. Its a remarkably progressive depiction of women in the British service. Thinly choreographed tactical scenes coupled with soapy romance derail the production until you get comfortable with the idea that Our Girl is at heart a soap opera layered over an action series. In the end Its your actions ,not whats in your heart, that determine who you are.
Season one is the best of the four seasons so far. In season one the evolution of the main character Molly from an unmoored soon to be pregnant drinking girl to military medic is creative and fiercely written. People who can't write teach literature. People who can't teach literature write movie reviews. Give this one a chance.
Ready Boss !
Ok Picard dance. I don't know how to teach someone how to write a good story. But this isn't it. Seven of Nine without a latex suit? Ok we've evolved beyond that. Boom boom shoot em up. Add some colorful graphics give a geriatric a sword and presto, a series.
My wife and I took three tries to get thru the first episode without falling asleep. On the third try the series kicked in. Favorite character is Ann. Although Prince Phillip comes in second with "Gaseous doom." Ann: singing "Let the children Boogie." And also 'I did it to have a bit of fun. Sorry mummy thats the truth. So thats it? Is the inquisition over ? Can I go now ?'. Not bad , really.
Four out of five, four out of five, four out of five.......... And all this time I thought it was just all of the coffee I drink. Welcome to the spectrum. The videoconference dinner party is fracking hilarious.
Ok, two glasses of wine. My wife and I have been binging on The Closer for the last (month). Kyra Sedgwick is good, J.K. Simmons is good and the writers are good. Have been addicted to DCI Banks, Shetland, and now The Closer. Also dug Goliath but done with Suits. Stay with the good stuff.
This isn't fools gold. Its the real deal. Appears at times like a low budget production with the quality of a Hallmark movie. But this short coming is eclipsed by the main character , a boney , sharped nosed, blind, screwed up , green (blue ?) eyed cool person, who breaks guys dicks. This series has meat. Ouch ! More please.