The United States of Tara had some potential, but was too over the top.
Rachel is a good friend of Toni. Why would some evil DataLounge queen think she's against her? Toni Collette is an excellent actress. If this doesn't work for her, something else will. BTW Dermot's in this one too. Maybe he is the poison?
[quote]BTW Dermot's in this one too. Maybe he is the poison?
That's McDermott, dumbass.
McDermott ISN'T the problem - look how well American Horror Story has done.
It's the script - badly done, no suspense.
Toni isn't well cast here either.
The Kenyan hostage show is better.
Too bad it was canceled by the Kenyan army, R6.
I think the premiseof the show is just too ridiculous for words!
I enjoyed the pilot. Let's see how it goes.
It is only 15 episodes. Can it be worse than Under the Dome?
Toni Collette is a great actress, but she's never really connected with audiences. But I think the main problem with Hostages is that it doesn't look very interesting.
It seems that CBS is losing a bit of it's stronghold on the ratings.
This show is just awful-- so bad I couldn't even get thru the first half hour. The family is disconnected, self absorbed, and over privileged. The children, and the son in particular, are especially obnoxious. By the time the terrorists showed up I was hoping for a massacre. I like Toni Collette but not enough to put up with this boring garbage.
That's the whole point of the show. The family is made up by a bunch of nasty people. Toni Collette's character will have a love affair will McDermott in later episodes.
I wondered how they planned to sustain the story for a whole season, let alone five. Or do they not even try for that anymore? What, they force her to kill a new White House member every season? How much surgery can one woman do?
R12 later episodes? lol, not sure it's going to happen, it's on CBS and unlike other networks they don't have patience, if the ratings doesn't improve, it will be axed very soon.
How is the obnoxiousness of the family supposed to be the point of the show, r12? Is this some kind of redemption story arc?
Maybe Toni should try Broadway, even though her adventure with Mandy Potemkin left her with a sour taste. She can be quite good, and given the right property she might become a first-class Broadway leading lady.
This after "United States of Tara" died a premature death.
Garbage gets taken out regularly, and usually quicker than that particular overstuffed, dripping, stinking sack of shit.
Diablo Cody is poison. It was evident to anyone with a brain that she was a flash in the pan.