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Mrs Davis was brilliant escape TV, it doesn't need a second series. It was airport literature, something to keep you entertained on holiday.

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I feel like your Mrs. Davis review set my expectations for it somewhat low, despite me being an enormous Lindelof fan (The Leftovers is my all time favourite show), and after watching the whole thing over the last few days, I have to admit I was completely blown away. It’s definitely the silliest show from him yet, but it still managed to completely wreck me emotionally at several points throughout, as all his previous shows have done. Ultimately I found it to be more of a piece with the rest of his work than not. I have no idea what a second season would look like, but I think I’ll be pretty disappointed if we don’t get one. I think if there’s any one reason it wouldn’t continue, it would be because it’s on peacock. Often when I’ve tried to tell people about the show they don’t even know what peacock is.

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I loved Mrs Davis. It's basically the Preacher TV show we never had. No idea what a second season would look like, but I'd happily watch it.

Also, in your "8 craziest things..." article, you wrote Hiam Abbass played Mary. I think it actually was Shohreh Aghdashloo.

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I would 1000% read an Alan obituary dedicated to the WB/CW. There is so much to talk about

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RIP fun CW!

I absolutely adored Mrs. Davis. Felt like it was the best, and the most refreshing thing on TV right now.

Still waiting to hear your thoughts on The Great, for which I was accidentally spoiled. Still, a LOT happened this season and I'm certainly still processing.

It's a real bummer with all these seasons ending to not get some creatives' input, but as you said, this strike is justified. Spoken like a true SAG member who just voted yes for a strike authorization this morning :D

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I haven’t finished Mrs. Davis yet but I’m really enjoying watching it more slowly. I find I don’t want to binge the show. I watch 1-2 episodes per week. I think the underlying themes are fascinating and very much track with previous Lindelof shows. The difference is the added zaniness. But the grief and existential questions are all still there. Love Betty Gilpin and am really enjoying the actor who plays Wiley too.

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Completely agree on The CW. Decider published a great, if heartbreaking, deep dive on the network's transformation.

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Loved Mrs. Davis. A show where hanging out with the characters and their banter was as much if not more fun then the plot nonsense. Though the ultimate derivation of the Mrs. Davis app was one of my favorite payoffs in a long while. Happy to have a second season if one comes along, but even without a wonderful 8 episodes to revisit down the pike.

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I had to wait until I finished to come back to read this. I looked forward to watching new episodes and kept thinking about them afterward, like nothing else I’ve seen in quite a while. Margo Martindale is worth including among all the other great actors mentioned.

So bonkers, so fun, and that so-rare, delightful feeling of literally having no idea what would happen next. Looks like we felt the same -- I kept yelling “cartoon!” at the screen almost all the way through. 😜 💥 ⚔️ 🐋 💟

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Thank you for the cautious recommendation of Mrs Davis all those weeks ago... I'm sure I would have heard about it eventually and it would have been a good binge, but I do enjoy having some appointment television in my life. This was such a bonkers show, but also bonkers with purpose. No puzzle boxes, everything had a reason, and usually an absurd one. It seemed to be playing so delightfully with narrative tropes and messing with audience expectations of self-seriousness in storytelling. I can see how it would deter some viewers. In the end it presented a rather enriching story about faith, love (in all forms) and technology.

My fun head cannon always tries to connect AI TV shows back to Person of Interest. It takes some massaging to get Mrs. Davis to fit but I can make it work (I gave up on watching Class of 09 after the tedious first episode, so I wont figure that one out).

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I'm sorry, but if the ending of last week's Barry has no implications on the story then the writers are very bad at their jobs. The time jump hasn't made much sense and tossing that little nugget in isn't improving things.

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I haven't watched Mrs Davis yet (my family is knee deep in a Battlestar Galactia rewatch), but I'm really looking forward to it. I think Damon Lindelof has become strangely underrated, despite consistently delivering excellent shows. People seem to still hold the Lost finale against him and ignore the rest of the great TV he has produced (including all the rest of Lost).

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I loved Mrs David from beginning to end.

At first, I also thought that it was very different from what Lindelof usually writes (but he's not the only showrunner), but then I remember that in all the things he wrote before there is some weird humor (even in the Leftovers at - rare - times) and various things he has posted on social media over the years, or the Lost official podcast he had with Carlton Cuse and that was one of the funniest things of the mid 2000s (much funnier than some "official" comedies), and that was in line with the humor of Mrs. Davis.

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I’m getting a 404 on the link to the Mrs. Davis article. But I loved the hell out of that show. It was the weirdest thing I’ve seen on TV in ages, and perfectly suited for Betty Gilpin, who held it all together. Perfection.

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May 19·edited May 19

I'm interested in your thoughts on the final season of "Mrs. Maisel" before the finale. I enjoy the show but it tries hard to show us how brilliant it is. In contrast, "BCS/BB" was brilliant without trying too hard. Here, the dialogue and camera work screams "look at what we're doing!" Also, I've stopped caring about Mrs. Maisel herself because she's a brat who is living without any consequence to her actions. She screws up and another door immediately opens. I know that it's just a TV show but it would have been nice to see her stop failing-up at least for a few episodes.

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The last episode of Succession didn't really land for me because I didn't really get the stakes. I don't think the network calling the election one way or the other would make a difference. It's not a Florida 2000 situation where calling the state for Gore could have kept Bush people from voting in the panhandle. The Wisconsin thing would end up in the courts regardless of a network making a call. Are we supposed to pull for Shiv on political grounds? If so, that's kind of lame.

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