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honestly the thing I find myself most impressed with in this series is Bill Pullman


I am pretty sure this is the most serious role I've seen him in.

He plays a broken man well...

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Nuanced performance. I only hung in there for him since the plot twists weren't working for me.

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I hung in there for the whole season,,,,I thought season one was much better, and I am not crazy about Pullman. He always seems to need a good shower, and his detective intuitions were pretty lame in this. He does play a broken man well, but in season one we saw that broken man. In this season, it was mostly hinted at, and showed us the big fire from his childhood about 12 times. They shouldve shown his mother more, and delved into his masochist tendencies further.
I dont like when everything is neatly tied in a ribbon at the end of a series. There were too many loose ends... like, wheres the cult leader? Where did the followers go? Vera? I dont know, but I am glad its done.

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Vera poisoned the cult leader with tea, it was shown in one of the episodes.

And I think she disbanded Mosswood - if anyone stayed there, it was just of their own volition as a commune, not as any particular ideology.

I don't think by the end of all this, when she saw (or had her face rubbed into) just how much damage it all did, she felt good about continuing with the indoctrination, or believed much in it herself.

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Btw, just wanted to add that I decidedly would not have wanted to see any more of Harry's mother or his masochist tendencies - it's a delicate balance how much the narrative can possibly focus on him considering the story isn't actually about him, and that would have been too much, IMO.

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I just didnt like the season... It dragged and it wasnt very captivating like season one.. On to Ray Donovan now, lol

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I am probably the only one, but I didn't actually care for Jessica Biel's acting in season 1. I thought it was very one-note, like she had the same facial expression all season.

I remember somebody was raving about her performance so much they compared her to Elizabeth Moss, which now that I've seen The Handmaid's Tale I find just ridiculous.

So in the beginning of season 2 I thought this one was the more interesting one, but now that it's over I suppose they are about the same level in terms of the story itself. I certainly don't think of season 1 as being in any way superior.

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Btw, about needing a good shower - I think that was intentional for this role, like he is supposed to have this oily, sickly look.

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This discussion was more interesting than the whole season, lol

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He has been in a lot of lighter roles along the way...but wondered if you have ever seen "The Serpent and the Rainbow" or "Lost Highways". ?
Those are both pretty different and heavier roles where he is the main protagonist.
Of course, he's pretty young in them too but worth checking out..

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