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'The Other Two' season 3

Premieres on HBO Max May 4.

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by Anonymousreply 165June 8, 2023 8:40 PM

Loving Drew Tarver. Looking forward to the new season.

by Anonymousreply 1March 17, 2023 3:09 PM

This show is awesome.

by Anonymousreply 2March 17, 2023 3:10 PM

I love this programme so much #feet

by Anonymousreply 3March 17, 2023 3:11 PM

I watch the two seasons about five times already, I’m primed and ready!

by Anonymousreply 4March 17, 2023 4:18 PM

No more feet, please.

by Anonymousreply 5March 17, 2023 5:10 PM


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by Anonymousreply 6April 24, 2023 10:24 PM

I love this show!

by Anonymousreply 7April 24, 2023 10:25 PM

I'm so happy we got this season, it will probably be the last one unless we get real lucky.

by Anonymousreply 8April 24, 2023 10:34 PM

I don't find a lot of shows funny but this one I do!

by Anonymousreply 9April 26, 2023 11:44 PM

First two episodes are out and they are as funny as ever. Cary hawking an old project after everyone had already moved on was so on point for a minor celeb, I see shit like that constantly.

Lots of shirtlessness going around as well, which is always appreciated.

by Anonymousreply 10May 4, 2023 7:38 PM

Oh I can't wait to get home from work to watch this!

by Anonymousreply 11May 4, 2023 7:39 PM

The "did you run home holding sparklers"? plot killed me. So good to see Curtis. Were the love interest's eyebrows real? I also howled at the Night Nurse stuff, the armpit stuff, the vampire teeth, Brooke hating on nurses and of course Pat as a billionaire

by Anonymousreply 12May 8, 2023 12:51 PM

The naked guy getting dressed after hooking up with Cary had a dirty ass. Ewww.

by Anonymousreply 13May 8, 2023 9:25 PM

He did not have a dirty ass, he was just super hairy. I know because I rewound several times as it made my mouth water immediately. I personally love it when guys are so hairy down there, it's a whole separate adventure finding their hole.

And he was a rare 11, by the way. Just so beautiful, he makes 10s feel self-conscious. That was a whole separate joke because obviously Cary is an 8.

by Anonymousreply 14May 9, 2023 3:56 AM

How do you people watch 100s of hours of TV per week?

by Anonymousreply 15May 9, 2023 4:02 AM

I watch a lot of mine while sleeping.

by Anonymousreply 16May 9, 2023 4:06 AM

It's just 30 tight minutes of hilarity, so it's not exactly a challenge. Also, this is a gay-heavy show and you're on a homosexual message board, so maybe ask that question in the gayless Succession thread instead?

by Anonymousreply 17May 9, 2023 4:10 AM

I’ve always read Roman as Gay and his eyes just about fell out of his head when Alexander Scarsguard whipped out his junk and peed in front of him.

by Anonymousreply 18May 9, 2023 4:15 AM

I've read Roman as gay too, but Reddit will have your head for suggesting that. They'll just point to his Gerry stuff as proof that he's aggressively straight.

In any case, I obviously prefer shows where you don't have to parse out from vague clues that someone is gay. That seems a dated way of treating gay characters at this point.

by Anonymousreply 19May 9, 2023 4:23 AM

I swear the vampiric storyline of Chase’s 18th birthday were inspired by LPSG’s 18 and above circling of young guys before they can be posted about.

by Anonymousreply 20May 9, 2023 4:27 AM

Other than Drag Race, this is the gayest show on TV and it’s hilariously funny. I hope S3 is as funny as S2.

by Anonymousreply 21May 9, 2023 11:16 AM

Cary is a 7 at best. What’s with that little grove of hair in the middle of his chest? And 33? lol

His teen method actor love interest had amazing pits though. Given the episode’s title, I figure that’s why he was cast.

by Anonymousreply 22May 9, 2023 2:49 PM

The plotline about Chase's pit pic was such a perfect thought, when this show is in the zone it nails the entertainment industry perfectly.

Also Drew Tarber clearly was hitting the gym before this season, he is more toned and they are giving him a lot more shirtless scenes.

Josh Segerra continues to be the most talented part of this cast though.

by Anonymousreply 23May 9, 2023 2:53 PM

Did he do to the Jason Bateman drama academy?

by Anonymousreply 24May 9, 2023 3:19 PM

I’m a huge fan of the first two seasons and turned off the 1st episode of season 3 after they left the theater. Maybe I’ll try it again but I thought it was painfully bad. Not one decent joke.

by Anonymousreply 25May 9, 2023 3:24 PM

Drew has a slightly impacted chest, hence the chest hair which helps to optically fill out the cavity.

Love Josh Segarra's developing dad bod, his frau has obviously been feeding him well.

by Anonymousreply 26May 9, 2023 3:25 PM

Josh Segarra plays the exact same character in every project he does.

by Anonymousreply 27May 9, 2023 6:54 PM

R27 he's hot, but yeah...bland AF

by Anonymousreply 28May 9, 2023 6:55 PM

I don't think so, he played a completely different character in that RuPaul show and in the Scream movie. So there is some range hiding underneath that beautiful, [italic]beautiful[/italic] exterior. Another example of an 11.

by Anonymousreply 29May 9, 2023 6:58 PM

R29 he was Generic Hot Boyfriend in Scream. Not much to it.

by Anonymousreply 30May 9, 2023 7:01 PM

I loved the first two seasons but not enjoying this season as much.

by Anonymousreply 31May 9, 2023 7:04 PM

If the mom is a billionaire why not buy Cary a decent apartment?

by Anonymousreply 32May 9, 2023 7:07 PM

[quote] Josh Segarra plays the exact same character in every project he does.

His character in CW's Arrow was quite different.

by Anonymousreply 33May 9, 2023 7:07 PM

Exactly. Whatever, people are just jealous of his elevenness.

by Anonymousreply 34May 9, 2023 7:09 PM

Jeez, just watched the first episode and it's painfully bad. At least there used to be some semblance of reality. Now it's just all over the top and really stupid. Is the 2nd episode any better?

by Anonymousreply 35May 10, 2023 8:31 PM

R35 It's not a documentary, hun.

by Anonymousreply 36May 10, 2023 8:35 PM

I thought episode 2 was better than episode 1, for those that didn't like the premiere.

by Anonymousreply 37May 10, 2023 8:38 PM

[quote]At least there used to be some semblance of reality.

Were we watching the same show?

by Anonymousreply 38May 10, 2023 8:47 PM

"Tonight's party is in the Hamptons. Ellen is throwing herself a big birthday bash, and great news, everyone: she has agreed not to come so everyone can enjoy it!"

I guffawed, particularly because it was Wanda Sykes' character who said it.

by Anonymousreply 39May 12, 2023 5:06 AM

Agree - first two episodes of S3 are disappointing.

by Anonymousreply 40May 12, 2023 6:43 AM

I'm starting to agree that this season has lost the plot. Brooke being literally invisible because she's "not in the industry" was so fucking stupid. It would've been a lot funnier and realistic if people just stopped paying attention to her when she said she was a nobody.

And Cary's new boyfriend needs to disappear.

by Anonymousreply 41May 12, 2023 7:23 AM

I thought this was a hilarious episode. Loved the surreal elements, thought they made it even funnier.

Cary's new bf is horrible. He was literally schtupping an 11 in the first or the second episode, why go for this weirdo? I guess the hard to get part is what appeals to him. Also, something tells me his gay friend won't take more of that horrible one-way attitude for much longer.

by Anonymousreply 42May 12, 2023 7:47 AM

Because of Cary, he got to see Dylan Obrien naked!

by Anonymousreply 43May 12, 2023 7:52 AM

I love how Brooke wrote "What happened to DaBaby?" on the mirror instead of using the opportunity to write "It's Brooke Dubek, why can't anyone see me?!"

r43 Oh, yeah, that's true. I didn't even recognise him as the Teen Wolf guy until I googled him just now. He looks so different with facial hair.

by Anonymousreply 44May 12, 2023 8:00 AM

Has it been explained what kind of famous Pat is? Is she basically Oprah? GOOP?

by Anonymousreply 45May 12, 2023 8:09 AM

She got her own talk show but now owns a whole TV network and is a billionaire.

by Anonymousreply 46May 12, 2023 8:12 AM

So she's basically Oprah. But if she's so famous that she can't even step outside, shouldn't the kids have plenty of second degree fame?

by Anonymousreply 47May 12, 2023 8:14 AM

And they're getting some here and there, but that's the running joke tied to the name of the show, i.e. they're largely still nobodies despite everything. Similar to how their little brother was the star in the first and the second season and they occasionally got a shitty gig or two out of it.

by Anonymousreply 48May 12, 2023 8:20 AM

There's Chase, and Pat, and then there's Mau ... the other two.

by Anonymousreply 49May 12, 2023 8:50 AM

Drew Tarver is wearing an obvious rug and needs Whitestrips.

by Anonymousreply 50May 13, 2023 1:22 AM

Helene Yorke had an excellent season 2, and she's really building on it. She's so good. She needs her own show.

by Anonymousreply 51May 13, 2023 1:29 AM

[quote]Helene Yorke had an excellent season 2, and she's really building on it. She's so good. She needs her own show.

She reminds me a bit of Becki Newton from Ugly Betty: a really talented comedian who also happens to be a beauty.

by Anonymousreply 52May 13, 2023 1:36 AM

S3E3 was horrific. The first x2 eps of this season had me laughing so hard my partner wanted to join in watching. I was watching the 3rd one alone today and didn't laugh once.

by Anonymousreply 53May 13, 2023 4:45 AM

Funny, I had the completely opposite reaction. I thought episodes 1 & 2 were off, but found episode 3 to be a return to form.

by Anonymousreply 54May 13, 2023 8:07 PM

Third episode was maybe too inside baseball for some, I thought it was hilarious because I am familiar with "the industry".

by Anonymousreply 55May 13, 2023 8:38 PM

I just watched Episode 1 on Season 3, and was disappointed. Why was Brooke being such a cunt about nurses and essential workers — and such an unreasonable bitch to her sweet boyfriend? Hope this improves.

by Anonymousreply 56May 13, 2023 9:34 PM

Her being a monumental cunt towards such a valued profession IS the whole joke. "We all banged the pots, didn't we?" in particular made me guffaw.

by Anonymousreply 57May 13, 2023 9:42 PM

*or pans, I think it was

by Anonymousreply 58May 13, 2023 9:44 PM

I assume that Curtis is about to become more successful than Cary, driving the latter to new heights of terribleness.

by Anonymousreply 59May 14, 2023 12:28 PM

r59 Definitely. Their dynamic right now is a great commentary on those self-involved friends who just take, take, take. I admit I used to be one of those as well, but that was back during teen years, Cary has no such excuse at his age.

by Anonymousreply 60May 14, 2023 12:34 PM

R53 you mean it’s gets worse than the first 2 episodes? WTF happened to this show? Seriously it’s a shame it’s so not funny and this is from someone who loved the first two seasons and was so looking forward to the third.

by Anonymousreply 61May 14, 2023 12:48 PM

I mean, the opinion is obviously very much divided, I still find it hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 62May 14, 2023 12:51 PM

The second episode has a downer type of ending. The whole family, except Chase, is miserable. Pat power walking around the pool like a prisoner in her own home at night with the bodyguard standing by was so sad.

by Anonymousreply 63May 14, 2023 1:05 PM

I hope that the show doesn't try to get serious this season but it looks that way with Cary and his friend on their way to having some sort of confrontation and Brooke deciding to do something "meaningful" with her life. Still, I'll watch because I like the gay content and that's hard to find on TV.

by Anonymousreply 64May 14, 2023 2:02 PM

They do a great job skewering out current celebrity/social media culture and how vapid and shallow it is.

by Anonymousreply 65May 14, 2023 11:55 PM

I'm impressed that Dylan O'Brien was game for that cameo. His job was just to show up, take his shirt off and have gay guys fawn over him.

by Anonymousreply 66May 15, 2023 12:00 AM

Cary offering hole to his boyfriend in character for a Hallmark Christmas movie was hilarious 😆!

by Anonymousreply 67May 15, 2023 12:07 AM

The third episode is the best so far. The show really excels at snarking on our vapid celebrity culture.

by Anonymousreply 68May 16, 2023 2:01 AM

People seem to be having the Seinfeld problem with this show. They want to connect with these characters, then get put off when the characters act like jerks. Like Seinfeld, The Other Two is not aspirational comedy - it’s more satire and a cynical observation of human behavior. You might like some of these people, but if you start looking up to them or see them as some sort of role models, you’re going to be disappointed.

by Anonymousreply 69May 16, 2023 3:01 AM

r69 I've never understood why people always need characters to be likable or aspirational. Some of the best tv shows and movies are about people who are selfish, self-absorbed assholes clawing their way to get ahead.

by Anonymousreply 70May 16, 2023 3:09 AM

I agree with r70. Absolutely Fabulous and Difficult People worked, because you just wanted to see the unlikable leads fail in spectacular ways.

by Anonymousreply 71May 16, 2023 4:53 AM

If you need to have comedy explained to you, skip this show.

by Anonymousreply 72May 16, 2023 4:59 AM

AbFab is a great example r71. Patsy and Edina were two horrible people with no redeeming qualities whatsoever and if they existed in real life you would run away screaming from them in two minutes, but as fictional characters they were both laugh out loud hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 73May 16, 2023 5:06 AM

Cary and Brooke can be entirely self involved, but they also genuinely care about their little brother and mom.

by Anonymousreply 74May 16, 2023 6:20 PM

The latest episode is genius.

by Anonymousreply 75May 18, 2023 9:23 AM

I really enjoyed this show so v. glad to see it back.

by Anonymousreply 76May 18, 2023 9:26 AM

Ah, an homage of Pleasantville, I see.

by Anonymousreply 77May 18, 2023 10:44 AM

Holy crap, that was hysterical. Brooke in the intro doing blue-collar drag in comfortable slip-ons with a self-satisfied look on her face as she changed her bio to BLM and added the pronouns, then applying for a job with AOC while in full AOC drag. Almost choked on my lunch when I saw the dirt on her teeth. But what happened at the very end there? Did she realise her life sucked up to that point? That Lance was pretending to be supportive this whole time, all the while secretly thinking her previous industry job sucked? Or that this is her life now? Guess we'll see next week.

Had to pause several times to take in all the writing on the wall. Hire lesbians (but nice), gay people with braces, someone who is burned all over... but pay none of them.

by Anonymousreply 78May 18, 2023 12:25 PM

[quote] But what happened at the very end there? Did she realise her life sucked up to that point? That Lance was pretending to be supportive this whole time, all the while secretly thinking her previous industry job sucked?

A lot of people complain either about their own lives (making themselves small in order to look humble) or someone they love, but when someone else joins, they get kind of angry (defending themselves or the one they hate/love) at that someone for being so mean.

by Anonymousreply 79May 18, 2023 1:48 PM

r79 Oh, I see. Yeah, I could buy Brooke being thin-skinned like that, that would be perfectly on brand for her.

by Anonymousreply 80May 18, 2023 1:51 PM

I started watching the show thanks to DL, and it’s as hilarious as advertised. Molly Shannon is brilliant, and while I enjoy the actors playing “the other two,” the woman who plays Brooke reminds me of a bargain bin Kaitlyn Olson (It’s Always Sunny…)

by Anonymousreply 81May 18, 2023 3:06 PM

First Ali Wong in Beef, now Molly Shannon here... I guess hexagonal glasses are officially a thing now.

Her old-age makeup looked really good for a small show like this.

by Anonymousreply 82May 18, 2023 7:30 PM

Great series! Thanks, OP! I'd have never known without this thread. Can anyone recommend any other series cut from the same absurd comedy cloth?

by Anonymousreply 83May 18, 2023 7:37 PM

r83 Search Party!

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by Anonymousreply 84May 18, 2023 7:42 PM

Thanks, R84! I'll give it a look.

by Anonymousreply 85May 18, 2023 8:00 PM

Has the hot roommate come back since season one?

by Anonymousreply 86May 18, 2023 8:19 PM

R83 Difficult People. It's on Hulu. Billy Eichner might be annoying in real life but I laughed my ass off. I think it's 3 seasons.

I miss that show.

by Anonymousreply 87May 18, 2023 8:31 PM

r86 Nope, Cary has moved on to actual gay guys since.

by Anonymousreply 88May 18, 2023 8:37 PM

Episode 4 was way too obvious and broad—all three plot strands.

Jimmy Fowlie is the new Mario Cantone. I don't know why people think he's funny.

And on top of that, Dana Delany looked awful as Emily Overruled. Cardinal sin.

by Anonymousreply 89May 19, 2023 5:07 AM

I didn’t know Helene Yorke was a former roommate of AKB, I’m sure she must have seen those tits all the time, and probably the ass too and maybe even the dick.

by Anonymousreply 90May 19, 2023 5:25 AM

Is Mariska going to sue???

by Anonymousreply 91May 19, 2023 7:18 AM

I blew through 7 episodes of the first season, in one evening. This show is right up my alley, but it’s mildly annoying how Carey’s sexuality is constantly referenced.

by Anonymousreply 92May 19, 2023 8:53 AM

Ok episode. Cary’s fumbled venture into various acting opportunities is more interesting than Brooke’s attempts at being a better person. The best thing about the episode was Josh Segarra in a towel.

by Anonymousreply 93May 19, 2023 1:28 PM

Search Party went from great to godawful in season 2 or 3. I can’t remember which. But by the time Jeff Goldblum showed up the show was unwatchable. I’ve never seen a good show become so bad.

by Anonymousreply 94May 19, 2023 6:51 PM

I did think this episode was the strongest one so far this season. Cary's plotline with the procedural and Brooke's scenes with Jimmy Fowlie worked for me.

[Quote]The best thing about the episode was Josh Segarra in a towel.

Yes, gotta love they had Josh Segerra gratuitously shirtless all episode showing off that hairy chest. Appreciate them giving their gay audience what they know they want.

by Anonymousreply 95May 19, 2023 7:01 PM

I LOVED the first season of this show. The second was decent. This third season has been dire except for the second episode. They've gone way over the top with absurdist humor and visual effects gags. It's gotten so silly and lost any bite it had. This reminds me of Difficult People's trajectory.

by Anonymousreply 96May 19, 2023 7:04 PM

[quote]Search Party went from great to godawful in season 2 or 3.

I disagree, it's just that it changed genres from season to season whereas some people expected it to be the same thing throughout.

by Anonymousreply 97May 19, 2023 7:05 PM

R90 who is AKB?

by Anonymousreply 98May 21, 2023 3:34 PM

AKB is Gay Broadway actor and singer, as well as other media performer, of the big tits - Andrew Keenan-Bolger!

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by Anonymousreply 99May 21, 2023 4:08 PM

It really is floundering badly this season. Brooke being invisible at the industry party and Cary leading a rebellion at the courtroom filming were self-indulgent and unfunny. During the latter episode, I actually paused the episode twice to see how much time was left. I’m out.

by Anonymousreply 100May 21, 2023 4:19 PM

I love how that poster assumed we'd all know who AKB was, even though in all the years I've been here this is the very first time I've seen his name on DL.

by Anonymousreply 101May 21, 2023 4:20 PM

I could do with fewer proclamations of people checking out of the show. Simply not posting after you've stopped watching is always an option. Doesn't just go for this show, that's a general DL pet peeve of mine.

by Anonymousreply 102May 21, 2023 4:22 PM

R101 Even if you’ve only placed a toe into the Broadway threads AKB is all over them, and I’m sure his being royally fucked by Murray Bartlett in Looking was discussed ad nauseam here. Any New Yorker knows who AKB is and I would goes as far to say he is a DL favorite. Sorry for your small world 101.

by Anonymousreply 103May 21, 2023 4:24 PM

Seasons 1-4 of Search Party were the best. The fifth and final season was a bit of a let down but still worthwhile, IMO.

by Anonymousreply 104May 21, 2023 4:37 PM

I wonder if people who hated Search Party are the very millennials who were savaged. I thought the 1st and 3rd seasons were brilliant…but even the last season was absurdly hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 105May 21, 2023 4:44 PM

Who plays Cary's method acting boyfriend? That whole subplot kills me. And this season is as good as all of the others.

by Anonymousreply 106May 21, 2023 4:49 PM

The opening segment with Brooke dyeing her hair brown, posting #blacklivesmatter and her pronouns in order to be seen to be good was brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 107May 21, 2023 4:54 PM

[quote] Who plays Cary's method acting boyfriend?

That is Fin Argus, who was also in last year's Queer As Folk from Peacock.

by Anonymousreply 108May 21, 2023 5:24 PM

I think it's absolutely brilliant, the whole "good cause" scheme with Brooke and all-over-the-place Cameron and the reveal that even after the disastrous meeting with the investors, they apparently still invested.

My only complaint is that the storyline with Chase turning 18 should've featured a Bryan Singer like vampire creep who turned back to normal the moment Chase became a legal adult, showcasing that kids like him are never really safe in Hollywood (or anywhere?).

by Anonymousreply 109May 21, 2023 5:30 PM

Ken Marino has made a career of playing hapless buffoons but is actually a very good looking man. I’d be showing poor Streeter some love.

I also just looked up his age and was surprised to find out he’s 54. He’s aging better than Paul Rudd, IMO.

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by Anonymousreply 110May 21, 2023 6:13 PM

R110 thanks Ken Marino's publicist!

by Anonymousreply 111May 21, 2023 6:19 PM

Ken Marino is the definition of a Hot Dad.

It helps he's such a good comic actor and not afraid to take his clothes off.

by Anonymousreply 112May 21, 2023 6:26 PM

I’m out!

by Anonymousreply 113May 21, 2023 10:28 PM

I’m also out!

by Anonymousreply 114May 21, 2023 10:28 PM

I can’t watch another episode. I’m done!

by Anonymousreply 115May 21, 2023 10:29 PM

Cum back!

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by Anonymousreply 116May 21, 2023 10:39 PM

I think it was a mistake making Pat as big as Oprah, or whoever she's supposed to be. Making her like QVC famous would've been better.

With her being so absurdly wealthy and famous, it's hard to believe that her kids are struggling at all. Where's the infamous Hollywood nepotism? Cary I can kind of believe would try to "make it on his own, prove he can earn it" but Brooke??? She'd be mentioning her famous parent more than Meghan MyFather McCain. They should be very settled with their multi-million dollar trust funds.

by Anonymousreply 117May 21, 2023 11:48 PM

When I was a baby gay in the mid-90’s, Ken Marino definitely had my attention. I used to regularly watch The State and he was “the hot guy” in the cast.

by Anonymousreply 118May 22, 2023 4:39 AM

I thought I was the only person who remembered The State on MTV.

by Anonymousreply 119May 22, 2023 4:56 AM

R117 - agreed. And the show worked best when Cary and Brooke were struggling more, but that probably would have gotten old, too. The creators are talented, but I don't think they have it in them to keep a concept running this long. I don't think they ever entirely left sketch comedy world.

by Anonymousreply 120May 22, 2023 5:10 AM

Pat being Oprah level of successful means that Brooke and Cary are even bigger losers. In a super dark comedy, Brooke and Cary would hype each other up to murder both Chase and Pat, convincing themselves it's the right thing to do for bogus reasons when it's purely motivated by petty envy (and no longer feel like such failures).

by Anonymousreply 121May 22, 2023 8:23 AM

R121 I like your thinking!

by Anonymousreply 122May 22, 2023 11:34 AM

[quote] With her being so absurdly wealthy and famous, it's hard to believe that her kids are struggling at all. Where's the infamous Hollywood nepotism? Cary I can kind of believe would try to "make it on his own, prove he can earn it" but Brooke??? She'd be mentioning her famous parent more than Meghan MyFather McCain. They should be very settled with their multi-million dollar trust funds.

It’s not about the money, and Brooke wasn’t exactly struggling career wise at the beginning of this season. She had achieved success producing her mom’s daytime talk show so nepotism did come into play. Her struggle this season is leaving the business to find something‘meaningful’.

Is Cary’s acting career believable despite a wealthy and famous parent? Ask Jason Gould.

by Anonymousreply 123May 22, 2023 1:31 PM


Jason Gould

Jessica Capshaw

Max Minghella (and Max Irons)

by Anonymousreply 124May 22, 2023 7:47 PM

I’ll keep watching because I love Chris Kelly, I LOVED the first two seasons and I appreciate the gay content (the more the better lol). That being said, this season is rough.

Brooke and Cary are obnoxious and vile people, which is fine, except it’s not funny anymore. It’s insufferable and grating. Cary’s narcissism and desperation about acting is painful. I don’t even know what to make of Brooke being a complete asshole toward nurses and “normal people.” The only good part of that leaving the industry episode was at the end when Wanda told her to shut the fuck up and get out.

I’m glad some of you are enjoying it. I’m a boring lawyer who works at a nonprofit (Brooke’s nightmare) so perhaps it is going over my head?

by Anonymousreply 125May 23, 2023 2:37 AM

Speaking of Chris Kelly, I loved his film “Other People” with Jesse Plemons and Molly Shannon. Drew Tarver has a cameo in it too as a member of an improv group. Funny and moving autobiographical film about a man who moves back home to care for his terminally ill mother.

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by Anonymousreply 126May 23, 2023 3:31 AM

R117, isn't she already playing a QVC type host on another show?

by Anonymousreply 127May 25, 2023 5:16 AM

The latest episode was great once again.

by Anonymousreply 128May 25, 2023 8:58 AM

That was outrageously funny and possibly my favourite episode of the whole show.

The fucking usher guilt-tripping everyone into liking the play and the play going backwards in time had me in stitches. Was this making fun of how long The Inheritance was?

Lance and Brooke finally had it out. He isn't dumb at all, he can communicate like a normal mature person, but he's just super supportive and positive, and Brooke just doesn't understand that. He's way too good for her.

Lukas Gage is living his best life, from getting married to a 10 recently to being famous enough to be able to play himself on another show. All because that director made fun of his small apartment that one time. Good for him.

by Anonymousreply 129May 25, 2023 1:16 PM

I loved the boyfriend's little smile when he was nominated for a Tony

by Anonymousreply 130May 26, 2023 4:52 PM

r130 Loved that as well, he broke character for a second to look like a cat that ate the canary. And the flowers from Debra Messing... of course.

by Anonymousreply 131May 26, 2023 5:02 PM

[quote]Was this making fun of how long The Inheritance was?

The historical vignettes, the character saying Kaddish, plus the whole AIDS thing? Definitely [italic]Angels in America[/italic].

Hysterical episode. Loved the surprise cameo by Lukas Gage.

Oh, and Lance? I'm willing to do anything in my power to help you get over your Cook Brooke. Call me.

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by Anonymousreply 132May 27, 2023 6:59 AM

The latest was a very funny episode.

I'm assuming Chris Kelly was sending up The Inheritance and Angels in America simultaneously—why do the big gay plays have to be historical epics that involve AIDS? (And now there's A Little Life in London, which is essentially historical gay torture porn.)

A sharp episode. Helene Yorke and Josh Segarra were great.

But I find Drew Tarver weirdly disconnected in his role. I like that he's not taking the easy flaming minstrel route (and the show addressed this with that scene with his femme friend) but something is missing there.

by Anonymousreply 133May 27, 2023 7:49 AM

The AIDS Play was just hilarious. I loved the confidence with which the writers depicted the reaction of normal, reasonable people to battery with the Woke stick, together with the usher personifying the moral blackmail aimed at straight white liberals to ensure they have to keep enduring pretentious art in the name of respect. Just bliss. Cary's personal dilemma is a lovely way of highlighting that when out gay men get good acting jobs it's always portraying closeting or trauma.

I also enjoyed the gentler parody of Baz's Romeo + Juliet in the romantic sequences with Chase and the wonderfully unattractive Pam Snot. Chase is such a NICE boy, just like his Mom.

by Anonymousreply 134May 27, 2023 3:53 PM

r132 I might be wrong, but I think Lance has been shirtless in every single episode this season. I bet it's an inside joke between him and the writers at this point. They probably laugh together while reading the thirsty comments about him online.

by Anonymousreply 135May 27, 2023 4:04 PM

Yes loved this last episode. Really smart writing.

by Anonymousreply 136May 27, 2023 4:14 PM

If I have a quibble with the show, it’s that to me Brooke’s evolving brand of awfulness has a sort of understandable coherence that Carey’s lacks? As outlandish as the show is, Brooke feels like a recognizable millennial woman with a consistent inner-life and flaws that we can sort of begin to understand. Carey often feels like he exists mostly as a jumping off point to satirize “today in being gay in showbiz” tropes.

by Anonymousreply 137May 27, 2023 4:31 PM

Carey is a shallow, grasping narcissist obsessed with getting better parts and fucking. I would imagine he’s representative of a lot of actors - gay or straight.

His femme-y friend is wittier and kinder.

And Brooke does have more depth, even though she’s incredibly difficult and nasty.

But the Carey character allows for some really funny and observant gay content, so though he’s quite grating - I’ll take it. Plus Tarver is cute.

by Anonymousreply 138May 27, 2023 6:58 PM

I agree that Brooke is a more formed character, but also the person that plays her is a better actor than Drew Tarver so those kinds go hand in hand.

But though this season had a slow start, I do think it's found it's grove. The most recent was the show doing what it does best.

by Anonymousreply 139May 27, 2023 7:31 PM

Stronger episode than the last couple of them, though, I thought they got way too dramatic with Lance and Brooke's argument and apparent breakup. I don't know that the show has 'earned' that level of high drama.

by Anonymousreply 140May 30, 2023 9:44 PM

I don't know, the way she's been treating him like shit and taking him for granted for so long with him avoiding arguments just to keep her happy all this time, nothing short of a full-blown meltdown would ring true for me. I think a lot of people have been frustrated with just how one-sided that relationship has been and so wanted a release of some sort, which we now got.

by Anonymousreply 141May 30, 2023 9:50 PM

r141 - yes, it makes sense if this were a remotely realistic series, but its tone is satirical and downright absurdist so often that the 'drama' of that moment didn't work for me. It was a weird tonal shift.

by Anonymousreply 142May 30, 2023 9:55 PM

It landed even harder for me *because* of the surrounding unseriousness. I guess I just enjoyed the juxtaposition of it all.

by Anonymousreply 143May 30, 2023 9:58 PM

In past seasons, there were more real moments like that - with the father’s suicide the first season and not telling the little brother and then the second season with the mother and little brother getting burnt out and losing it with Brooke and Carey.

The tone of this season has been strange and off the rails a bit, but part of what I loved about the show in the past was how it mixed some heavy stuff with the comedy.

When the writing is on, it’s spot on.

by Anonymousreply 144May 31, 2023 1:11 AM

Yes, the satire has become freer and more metaphoric this season (as per people literally not being able to see Brooke when she was out of the industry). It hasn't always worked, and it does make it harder for the writers to reconnect with the more serious moments, but it was a big hit for me in the AIDS play episode.

The send-up of showbiz, marketing and "fixers" has been just delicious from the beginning, especially with Chase such a light but effective moral compass every time he stops being obliging and puts his foot down. The fact that Cary and Brooke will always rally to him when he does this, even though their own morals would never lead them to do as he does, has been a very sweet centre to a stringent satire, and if the writers lose that, as they were tending to do in the last episode with Brooke joining the team trying to overrule him, it will be a serious problem. Their genuine love for him is their main humanising characteristic.

by Anonymousreply 145May 31, 2023 9:59 AM

I laughed all thro the episode. I juat love Curtis

by Anonymousreply 146May 31, 2023 3:22 PM

Man, this one cut deep. I can imagine certain people in The Industry getting very nervous watching Cary's parts. I can recall having some of those conversations with other posters right here on DL. To say nothing of Reddit where the majority still thinks gay characters should either not feature at all because sexual orientation is irrelevant, or that homosexuality -- unlike heterosexuality -- should have a special narrative purpose, otherwise don't bother.

Brooke immediately going to the "Lance was a nurse, so he was gay anyway" cracked me up. The actress' (facial) physicality in this role is on another level to everyone else, she just goes all in. The Jeff Bezos-type send-up was hysterical. Also love how the millionaire looked like Elon Musk with that wig.

r146 Yeah, Curtis is great. He's Cary's Lance, basically.

by Anonymousreply 147May 31, 2023 8:17 PM

It’s funny that while Carver is doing almost as much cheescake semi-nudity as Lance, Carey is such a ghoul I can’t help but find him gross. Whereas Curtis gets handsomer to me by the episode.

by Anonymousreply 148May 31, 2023 10:39 PM

Helene Yorke again very funny in last night's episode, which sent up Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos and their ilk.

And a joke for DL: Cary and friends are playing a charades-like game where you have to describe a celebrity. Cary's first draw is Marsha P. Johnson and he snaps "Pass!"

by Anonymousreply 149June 3, 2023 2:45 AM

The writing is really strong

by Anonymousreply 150June 3, 2023 11:50 AM

Um, did they forget about my storyline?

by Anonymousreply 151June 3, 2023 4:24 PM

I really like this show.

by Anonymousreply 152June 3, 2023 6:00 PM

Chase you had a big storyline last week.

by Anonymousreply 153June 3, 2023 6:36 PM

Season one was very good, Season two was excellent (everyone got into their groove) and so far, season three has been uneven - not terrible, but not as good as season two. Looking to see how this season plays out and if it comes back for a third season.

'Chase' has really grown up into a handsome young man. 'Cary' is cute in some camera angles, not so cute in others - he looks like a young David Cassidy (all he needs is longer hair). I do love the hair in the middle of his chest. As for 'Lance' - wow, wow, wow !

by Anonymousreply 154June 8, 2023 1:49 PM

Chase's nips in this episode looked like they could cut glass, Jesus Christ.

Kurt finally confronting Cary was nice to see. I admit I recognised myself in his "you can never be happy for me" speech. I was never able to be happy for any of my friends either back when I still had them, very likely because my mom taught me to hate people and that everything is a competition for survival, so any of their successes were automatically my loss.

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by Anonymousreply 155June 8, 2023 2:09 PM

The last S3 episode I watched was the "Emily Interrupted" one which I thought was an extremely strained bit. Like a previous poster, I checked a couple times to see how much was left. Too high concept.

I did like Brooke's AOC bit though. In general I think Helene York is much, much funnier than the stilted Drew Tarver. Also, how come Brooke and Cary have had barely any scenes together this season? Are Helene and Drew not getting along IRL?

by Anonymousreply 156June 8, 2023 2:17 PM

They have scenes together all the time? Even if they aren't physically together, they still call each other constantly. I do enjoy their separate adventures, though.

by Anonymousreply 157June 8, 2023 2:31 PM

The guy looks like Jason Bateman

by Anonymousreply 158June 8, 2023 5:03 PM

I have LOVED this show but enough of the Kerry thing and his gay stuff already. Either embrace and highlight Curtis as a slightly stereotypical but fun and lovable character, or dial back on all the “Kerry’s gay! We want you to know this so he’s going to present his hole in a wacky way!” stuff.

by Anonymousreply 159June 8, 2023 5:18 PM

“Cary”, not “Kerry”. Oh dear, me.

by Anonymousreply 160June 8, 2023 5:20 PM

Is that a screen shot of the most recent episode at r155?!?! Hahaha! No way!! Can Somebody give us a rundown of the most recent episode for those of us who won’t get to see it until a little later in the week? You can hold big spoilers I’d just like a synopsis and explanation of why Chase is tatted-up like Machine Gun Kelly.

by Anonymousreply 161June 8, 2023 5:24 PM

r161 Chase and Pam break up, so Wanda Sykes shows them an educational video in which Ann Dowd or Margo Martindale (one of the two, can't tell them apart) informs them that exes of boy stars must go live in a collective in the woods, otherwise they get killed by the fans. Because Chase doesn't want her life to be ruined like that, he agrees to one strategy which could make his fandom side with his ex instead of with him -- become a bad boy. And then it just escalates from there when initial attempts don't work.

by Anonymousreply 162June 8, 2023 5:32 PM

This season is the 3rd, referring to the earlier comment i.n which it was thought that this is season 2.

by Anonymousreply 163June 8, 2023 6:04 PM

Today's episode was just okay - not really funny as some of the others. It continues the 'up and down' season.

by Anonymousreply 164June 8, 2023 8:17 PM

It was Ann Dowd.

by Anonymousreply 165June 8, 2023 8:40 PM
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