I loved the AIDS cabaret episode this evening as well and the way the writers found a way for Lapone to sing a showstopper. The performer playing Blanca has really matured with the character and her relationship with Porter's character feel very genuine. I just hope that when I go to sleep tonight Candy does not plop herself into one of my nightmares.
MJ Rodriguez plays Blanca. And I agree.
Like I said you have to embrace the show with open arms and applaud it's good intentions.. if you look at it through a critical lens you take all of the fun out of it.
SmoothLover said: "Like I said you have to embrace the show with open arms and applaud it's good intentions.. if you look at it through a critical lens you take all of the fun out of it."Yup. Loved this past episode, it's incredibly important to tell these stories and to give Billy Porter all the screen time. What a brilliant man. People who look for problems and probably have some issues with themselves are truly the only people who cannot see what this show is trying to do.
Another Great Episode....Billy sang my favorite Judy Garland song...That scene was great.....Loved Patti LuPone.....I am really enjoying Season Two
Good intentions or not, it does help to stick to a dramatic arc and follow through on characters and a storyline. While I deeply loved the AIDS Cabaret episode, I found it tonally a mess. It was typical of what Murphy does. Huge shifts in tone and choices that make no sense. Shoe horning Patti LuPone in so she could sing was IMO a complete fail. Her character's behavior made no sense, and it really ruined the episode. There was no reason she had to go to benefit to tie up Blanca. Blanca was there already. It was a head scratcher. Throwing in Pray's sexual abuser also seemed tangential. I found Candy making yet another extended appearance exhausting. I'm also realizing that when you take all this time to highlight a dead character and LuPone you lose time with Angel, Papi, Elektra and others. Their arcs could be continued as well rather than having LuPone sing as LuPone. It stopped the episode cold for me. So at this point of the 10 episodes we lost an entire one with the Candy monologues and this one to a musical episode. I'm hoping they get the focus back on the main players and stop with the after school special type episodes.
The episode this evening was kind of heartbreaking. I liked the concept they were working with as well as the sweaty NYC dog days of August thing going on in the background.
I thought tonight's episode was really good. Looks like they may lighten things up next week. Not surprised at the coming attractions after what Prey Tell said to Bianca.
Loved the scene in the diner with the four guys.
uncageg said: "Loved the scene in the diner with the four guys." Me Too. The comradery was awesome. I guess having everyone leave the nest will work since each season has skipped ahead a few years. The title of the episode was appropriate( REVALATIONS) since the black male dancers solo was from the Alvin Ailey piece with that title (with very similar choreography) and then since so much was revealed about the characters.
I wondered at the end if we are going to get a bunch of new characters next season.
uncageg said: "I wondered at the end if we are going to get a bunch of new characters next season."I think the series will just skip ahead a year and her son will be back from his tour. I do think she will take to mothering a few new people however.I think the scene in the diner last night between Angel and Blanca was filmed in The Flame on 58th and 9th. Did anyone else think the same thing?
So much family drama and I loved every minute of it...Pray Tell was at his best...
I also think that Blanca's love interest is going to play into the final episode. I have a feeling it won't be in a good way. Just all based on the exchange between her and Pray Tell outside of the ballroom.
It will be interesting to see how much the series skips in time by its last season. In the last season I would gradually jump ahead to whatever year it is.
Seems I heard somewhere that they will end it somewhere around 1994 or 1995.
Not into the whole Ricky/Pray relationship at all. He was just begging Damon for another chance two episodes ago.
EllieRose2 said: "Not into the whole Ricky/Pray relationship at all. He was just begging Damon for another chance two episodes ago." There was something about that plot twist that rang false. Even after the episode ended I felt Ricky was using Pray, emotionally if nothing else.
Enjoyed this week's episode with just the girls. I wonder if they are going somewhere with the Candy "visions". I read somewhere where next weeks episode will jump ahead in time. I am thinking it will be near the end to set up for the final season.
uncageg said: "Enjoyed this week's episode with just the girls. I wonder if they are going somewhere with the Candy "visions".I read somewhere where next weeks episode will jump ahead in time. I am thinking it will be near the end to set up for the final season."Are you saying the third season is the final season? Is this confirmed?
Yes Miles. It was announced about a month ago. Also, Elektra stole the episode with that restaurant scene where she totally read that woman who came over to the table.
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