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Old 10-01-23, 01:15 AM
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The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23


New series created and written by Nathan Fielder & Benny Safdie. Starring Fielder, Safdie, and Emma Stone.

The series will explore "how an alleged curse disturbs the relationship of a newly married couple as they try to conceive a child while co-starring on their problematic new HGTV show, Flipanthropy."

I will watch anything Fielder does and this sounds and looks right up my alley.

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That's 3 interesting people. Deserves a chance at least based on that.
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Streaming November 10 with the Paramount+ with SHOWTIME plan.

About The Curse: THE CURSE is a genre-bending SHOWTIMEģ series that explores how an alleged curse disturbs the relationship of a newly married couple as they try to conceive a child while co-starring in their new home-improvement show. The series stars Oscarģ winner Emma Stone, Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie. Guest stars include Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi, Emmyģ nominee Corbin Bernsen, and Constance Shulman. Produced by A24, THE CURSE is co-created and executive produced by Benny Safdie and Nathan Fielder, who also serves as a director. Emma Stone executive produces alongside Dave McCary and Ali Herting through their Fruit Tree banner. Josh Safdie also serves as executive producer.
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re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

Oh hey they turned Killing of a Sacred Deer into a TV series
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re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

This was some weird shit. Real insane. I'm looking forward to more.

Stone doesn't work too much these days since having her kid, so it is nice to see her in another project (two this year!).
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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

Uuuuuggghhhhh, twenty minutes in and I have sssuuuuuch a pit in my stomach.

Fielder is so incredibly masterful at crafting escalating moments of discomfort.

This one, though, wow, I'm not sure how to feel.
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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

Some people will definitely break their own toes watching this, but I found it pretty hilarious. In for the season.
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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

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Uuuuuggghhhhh, twenty minutes in and I have sssuuuuuch a pit in my stomach.

Fielder is so incredibly masterful at crafting escalating moments of discomfort.

This one, though, wow, I'm not sure how to feel.
Well. The next 20 minutes escalated!

The last 20 minutes... Just... wow.
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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

Cherry tomato boys.
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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

Holy shit this show is cringe. Interactions very similar to his two previous shows.
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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

This was the most uncomfortable I've ever been watching a TV show. But very curious where it's going.
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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

"Love to the Third Degree" was so spot on and will probably end up as an actual series in a few years.

Almost didn't recognize Corbin Bernsen but he's really good.
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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

Originally Posted by Draven
This was the most uncomfortable I've ever been watching a TV show. But very curious where it's going.
I agree with the uncomfortableness. But I'm not at all curious about what happens next. There are too many shows to watch where I don't feel uncomfortable. I'm one and done on this one.
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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

My prediction, based on how many of the shots are framed:
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The couple are being secretly filmed as either 1. their filmmaker friend who is making an actual show exposing them for who they are or 2. another film crew is secretly filming them for a hit piece / exposť to use against them and/or their parents. Probably the second, since the friend has his own scenes with the framing issue below.

A ton of shots have objects in the foreground, blurry, as if taken with hidden cameras or surveillance. Or shots are from across the street or the room.

Even shots of people in cars are from the exterior, like someone driving in front of or next to them. There's an emphasis on mirrors and slow zooming closeups on items, makes me wonder if there are two-way mirrors (the bathroom when he pees) or the mirror in their home or the framed comic, is there a hidden camera in it, that sort of thing.

Curtains or doorframes along the sides of the shot, like that weird bedroom scene. Or a table or other diners' heads in the foreground during the second episode's restaurant scene. The footage is presented as hidden camera footage I'm pretty sure this is all a ruse against the couple.

Or, and this is wild, it is all a ruse for us. Fielder is actually Fielder and the show is a show in a show and it's an experiment in how uncomfortable ​​we can get watching it unfold.

Truly, something very meta is going on here, and wondering if this is all leading to something like that is what may help push me through the uncomfortableness of the story.



If it's not that, that's okay, but I wouldn't put it past Fieldeler to go down the rabbit hole like that.

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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

I watched the first ten or so minutes of the first episode and quickly lost interest.

I might wait until it's over, and see if it's worth the effort to get through from the response, and then binge it.
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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

Love this.
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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

It was very big of Will Gluck to come clean about what he did.


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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

I have to watch the show with the sound off and just read the subtitles otherwise I start to have an anxiety attack
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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

Originally Posted by Dan

So is it a joke or what? I'm totally confused.
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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

Just watched the first episode.
Iím not sure about this one, but it kinda feels like Nathanís first real misfire to me.
Some major cringe moments that started a little funny (no pun intended) then get dragged out.

Iím sure some will love it though.
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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

Yeah, I just watched Episode 1 on my daughter's recommendation/demand. I didn't really like it. Not sure if I'll be back at this point. Very uncomfortable and unlikeable.
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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

Iím enjoying this. Like someone else mentioned, Iím waiting for a major shift. Iíll be surprised if it is as straightforward as we are seeing right now.
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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

I'm watching episode 2 right now and this show is something else. I read that it is 10 episodes. No telling where this show will go with another 8 episodes left.
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Re: The Curse (Showtime) S: Nathan Fielder & Emma Stone; C: Fielder, Safdie - premieres 11/10/23

I watched the first two and while I think Fielder is a genius this one is a rough one to get through. Maybe that’s his intention. Never can know with him.
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