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The Staircase (HBO Max) - Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Parker Posey

Discussion in 'TV + Film' started by 4Roses, Mar 30, 2022.

  1. Oh yes, definitely. I was shocked by it.
     
  2. BTG

    BTG

    This was utter bigotry but Parker is going to eat if she gets a chance to recreate this.

     
  3. I watched the documentary. When it got to the part with daughters, it weirded me out the whole time, laughing and giggling, etc. surrounding his entire trial about cigarettes and "hope". It was creepy. Can't tell if he really did it or not.
     
  4. Caught up; I honestly forgot how well Colin Firth can act.
     
  5. jtm

    jtm

    I saw from the description that Michael Stuhlbarg was in this and was amazed at how great and versatile he was in this role. Until halfway through the first episode the lawyer made his first appearance and I realized that Stuhlbarg wasn‘t actually playing Peterson.

    Anyway, suprised at how much I like it this far having already seen the documentary.
     
  6. I'm on the fourth episode now and I find it all so unnecessary if it's almost frame by frame similar to the documentary?
     
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  7. The casting on this was a stroke of genius. Firth is Peterson. The voice is identical, it's crazy.

    Toni though. Wow. I already worshipped the woman but oh my god, the work she did in episode 2 with the fall and then again in episode 4 was frightening. I didn't expect this to be so disturbing. She's incredible.
     
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  8. Yeah that's my main thing. I really absorbed the documentary and when I started watching the actual show, it just felt like I already knew every twist and turn so what's the point? The performances I guess but dunno, it feels like I'm already spending way too much time watching TV to spend another 8 hours on something I've essentially already watched.

    Patrick Schwarzenegger can use all my holes though.
     
  9. ME FIRST. If he takes off his shirt in the coming episodes - maybe it’ll be worth it?
     
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  10. He is indeed extremely beautiful in this. I've never noticed him before, but good lord.
     
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  11. The enya track playing during the rimjob scene was released in 2015.
     
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  12. Wait.
     
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  14. Yep, if there was one thing I truly didn't expect to see on this show, it was Toni Collette getting rimmed while she's preparing dinner. Oh my.
     
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  15. I’ve only seen the first 3 episodes but am thoroughly enjoying it so far. I’m not familiar with the story at all so every twist and turn is new to me, which I think is adding to my enjoyment. It’s hard to believe it’s based on a true story!

    And yes the staircase scene from episode 2 & the rimming scene from episode 3…have stuck with me.
     
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  16. I’d get nervous on camera and fart.
     
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  17. I started watching this two days ago because of the iconic names in the title of the thread and wow, thanks for the recommendation! I have no idea about anything related to the case, so each twist and turn manages to surprise me, and even though I usually spend hours researching series on Wikipedia, I’m now trying very hard not to spoil anything.

    The fall scene in episode two is really a lot. It left me so uncomfortable, as if I were watching a snuff film. That’s acting.

    I bet Ryan Murphy is seething that he didn’t think of this for American Crime Story.
     
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