The Rehearsal

Started by Drenk, July 15, 2022, 05:33:03 PM

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Jeremy Blackman

Quote from: polkablues on July 25, 2022, 12:19:05 AMThere seems to be a rising trend of people on the internet smugly asserting that everyone on the show is an actor and totally in on it, and it's infuriating to me on a level I can't even articulate.

Interesting, considering the lack of NDAs and the number of participants who are always revealed afterwards. Just from one Nathan for You episode, for example, you have Jack Garbarino and Austin Bowers - two very real certified weirdos. Other episodes like "The Hero" have a bit more artifice, like the love interest who was cast. She understood she was speaking to someone in a mask, and rolled with it because she was on a TV show, but she still didn't really understand what was going on.
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polkablues

It's really weird. It's like people don't want to take the chance that they're being fooled, so they jump out ahead of it and act like it's obviously all fake and they caught on right away. Despite the fact that it's so easily disprovable with even the tiniest bit of effort.
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Drenk

This may be constructed as a spoiler re: Robin's future involvement in the series, even if I feel like this is post Rehearsal stuff.

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I hate that he was right. Fuckboys get whatever they want, even deranged  Christians will only kiss their husband.

https://mobile.twitter.com/MenForFieIder/status/1552373782861447170
Ascension.

polkablues

This is easily the funniest possible result of those two meeting.
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Yes

The new episode devastated me. Brilliant stuff

Jeremy Blackman

Yeah, that was the best episode yet. Equally twisted and humane. And once again the stand-in actors do not disappoint; the brother and the grandpa were both so good.
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Drenk

The series found its groove and is just flying, now. This is twisted in an awe-inspiring way sometimes, and the episodic rehearsal of the week, its success and/or failure was unexpected and moving.

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The moment when the kid climbed to the window made me laugh/cry, I don't know why.
Ascension.

Jeremy Blackman

I feel so blessed to have this show. And somehow this episode took it a whole new level. Absolutely stunning.

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We always knew this was going to go full Adaptation. And of course Nathan zeroed in on the most reluctant participant.

I don't even know what to say about the teenage son storyline. It was perfection, equally funny and moving, often simultaneously.
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polkablues

That this show even works a little bit defies all odds. That it turned out this sublimely brilliant is a minor miracle. There's nothing I can say about this show that doesn't sound like hyperbole.
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Drenk

Live your life without letting Nathan Fielder use your weapons.
Ascension.

polkablues

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I just about died when Thomas reappeared as one of the paramedics at the end.
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Yes

Yeah, this is all-time stuff. A reflective auto-critique that mocks the idea of self-critique and deconstructs the vague perception and manipulation perpetrated by social anxiety. The moments with the contract and overwhelming awareness and influence of the HBO cameras brought me back to Nathan For You

Drenk

Will Lana Del Rey be involved in The Rehearsal?

Ascension.


Drenk

Hahahahahaha.

Okay, it must not have been that difficult to find a Miriam, but it is deviously set up for a perfect ending.
Ascension.