Logging since January 2017, watching since 1993.
DAMN that was sad!!
Kind of bold for this season to be about like the ~horror~ of a life cut short/unrequited love/in general ambition, promise and hope all left unfulfilled. SO SAD. T'Nia Miller stealthily steals the show, but I enjoy all these people and their fine 80s fashion and hair.
Sure this season is not "as scary" as Hill House, but I feel like it might sit with me longer.
(Aired with PBS' Great Performances Series)
My real reaction is to just whimper in the fetal position.
But I want to highlight the genius of the simplicity of it: no sets, very basic costumes, less than 10 actors who slip in and out of various characters. Richard Topol as Lemml the Stage Manager, who is the only actor to play just one role, is so heartbreaking and sympathetic. Adina Verson is great, playing several characters, including two (or three?) different…