I just stayed up all night binge-watching the first five episodes of Ryan Murphy’s new FX drama/comedy show, Feud.
Words can’t describe how amazing this show is. But, I’ll try my best.
Now, I don’t normally enjoy TV these days but I just had to check out this show when I found out about it a few days ago. It takes place in the 1960s and revolves around the ‘feud’ between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, during the filming of the 1962 classic, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
A few hours ago, I didn’t think it was actually going to be good. I mean, Ryan Murphy is the person behind Glee, a show that I used to despise. However, I think he should be praised for Feud.
I’ve never had such a good time watching a show. As a film-lover, I can really appreciate how hard Murphy and the rest of the crew worked on this.
In the show, Crawford, played by Jessica Lange and Davis, played by Susan Sarandon, film some of the scenes from the movie. The funny thing is, I saw What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? recently and their reproduction of some of the scenes are dead-on.
Murphy must have had to watch the movie a hundred times to get these scenes right. I am appreciative of this.
Also, Sarandon looks exactly like Davis. The resemblance is uncanny. What a great choice for the role. She’s even able to make her voice sound exactly like Davis’. Especially, when she sings, “I’ve Written a Letter to Daddy.”
I was on the floor when she sang this. I couldn’t believe how great her impression was.
I also like how they explain the whole back story behind the film. Even though, I’m aware that some of it is made up for the show. For instance, I don’ think that Crawford actually put extra weights on her so that Davis would have a harder time dragging her in one scene of the film.
However, I thought this was hysterical and that’s all that matters to me.
I honestly thought that Feud was going to be really boring like some of Murphy’s other shows and I rolled my eyes when I saw that he made a show about old Hollywood.
I think I was just worried that he would get it wrong. Although, this is certainly not the case.
I have no doubt that Sarandon will be nominated for an Emmy as she truly brings one of my favourite actresses back to life.
I can’t wait for the next episode to see how the rest of the story develops.
Most of all, I’m eager to see how Crawford reacts when she finds out that Davis was nominated for an Oscar and she wasn’t.
This kind of drama is what really excites me.