PERFORMERS | Zazie Beetz
WAR | Atlanta
Frustrated | “Tarrare” (May 19, 2022)
EFFICIENCY | If acting is in a way the art of reinventing oneself, Beetz delivered a top-notch performance in the season 3 finale of this week’s FX comedy. She showed us an amazingly different side of Van when Earn’s normally soft-spoken ex took center stage once, leading her friends on a wild adventure. wild in Paris before coming clean and revealing the deep pain she’s been hiding.
When Van’s friend Candice spotted her in a Paris bakery, she wasn’t even sure it was her – and neither were we. Beetz has completely turned Van into an unlucky French heroine, with a cute wig and heavy French accent, and it’s refreshing to see her having fun and doing mischief. (Her jovial relationship with Alexander Skarsgard is a definite highlight.) Beetz boldly adopts Van’s new identity, enhancing her performance with cheeky jokes…and scandals. surprising violence. (We’ll never look at an stale bread that way again.) When surreal brushstrokes pile up – a dinner with a human hand sautéed? – Van can’t be applauded, and Beetz brought a continental flair to her, that is, how do you say… “ooh la la”?
However, the mask starts to fall off when Candice asks Van about the daughter she left behind in Atlanta, and something happened in Beetz, with Van roughly smashing the plate and crying. Van then reverts back to her old self – and drops her voice – in tears admitting to Candice that she’s been feeling “really depressed” lately and trying to adopt a new identity to get rid of her. his unhappy life. It was an incredibly honest and vulnerable confession, one that was as startling as the silly French antics that preceded it. Beetz always shines when Atlanta brought her attention and this week, she wowed us by transforming into a completely different character to show us more clearly who Van really is.
MEANING OF HONOR | How does she do that? How This is us Featured Susan Kelechi Watson always Getting to the heart of highly emotional scenes in the most natural, impactful way possible? When Beth volunteered to go ahead and say goodbye to the dying Rebecca in episode three, we knew it would be painful. However, we were blown away by how Kelechi allowed Beth’s admiration for her mother-in-law to seep into every second of the brief scene. As you watch it back, note how Watson navigates the nod to Beth’s mother gracefully (“it’s complicated”) — a stunning moment that is iconic to Watson’s work throughout the series.
MEANING OF HONOR | If they put out Emmys for Hollywood premiere speeches, we’d give one to Barryby Sally, with Sarah Goldberg delivering a fun, roundabout monologue this week. Sally is finally achieving the fame she’s always craved – she’s written and starred in an acclaimed new TV show – and at her show’s premiere, Sally deviated from his prepared speech to sound nervous about its dazzling Rotten Tomatoes score. (“One ninety f — king eight!”) After an annoyed long pause of choked sobs, Goldberg’s eyes lit up as Sally sighed in thanks to everyone in her life, to an extent. Her success finally came to her. The orchestra eventually had to play her (“I don’t think they did that in premieres!”), but we will continue to listen, if only to enjoy more of the incredibly chaotic work and Goldberg’s fun.
MEANING OF HONOR | Jon Bernthal has shown swagger in a number of his small screen roles since Zombie arrive Who punished. What’s different between his turn in the HBO limited series and David Simon We own this city, which tracks the real-life corruption behind Baltimore’s Gun Hunt Task Force, is his character Sgt. Wayne Jenkins’s gripping blend of smug indifference and deep indifference. The character’s stern look and cranky posture increased in this week’s Episode 4, as viewers saw Jenkins become more greedy and corrupt as he robbed drug dealers, looters, and other people. as small as a stripper. Nothing can quench Jenkins’ thirst for money, power, and respect more than the frigid Baltimore speech Bernthal delivers at the end of the episode, in which he addresses a top police officer’s subordinates. that they are not only the law but beyond the law.
MEANING OF HONOR | Jinkx Monsoon gave “Good Judy” a whole new meaning in the second episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, delivering one of the best performances in the Snatch Game treasure trove. Complete the role of Judy Garland’s character from Meet me in St. Louis, Jinkx has created a great impression of the Hollywood icon, combined with her own brand of humor just to keep things at an eerie peak. Garland’s wild night anecdote with Frank Sinatra? Unhinged! Her Judy-fied performance on RuPaul’s song “Don’t Be J Jealous of My Boogie”? Inspired! But what really made Jinx show through the rainbow was her amazing call with Dave, the veteran who appeared in Drag racing Season 5 and claims to have unintentionally caused Garland’s death. Her heartfelt message of forgiveness is impressive.
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https://tvline.com/2022/05/21/atlanta-season-3-episode-10-zazie-beetz-performance-van-tarrare/ ‘Atlanta’ Season 3, Episode 10: Zazie Beetz’ Performance in ‘Tarrare’