Hollywood is Ryan Murphy’s Second show to emerge from his 5-year, $300 million, free rein deal with the Broadcasting Network Netflix. So obviously, hopes were high since the golden Boy of the TV Industry was about to seek people’s attention towards the golden age of films.
But it seemed like it promised so much in the opening episodes but delivered so little overall. He has done some incredible wonders with much less promising content. To verify, we can always see The People v OJ Simpson, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, and a part of American Crime Story.
Despite this, Hollywood has some of his signatures too. Hence, the series has a strange combination of dissatisfaction and Happiness. In certain episodes, it depicts a sweet happy fantasy, and in others, a bitter era that looks like a nightmare. It left the movie between two very contrasting phases and hence has a conflict in tastes.
The good side of the series shows social good, a story where people were happy. Colored people and women were allowed to create their own stories and movies and talk on issues that maybe weren’t even talked about back then.
A perfect scenario of the Dreamy Hollywood where people’s dreams are actually coming true. This made things look over good at the expense of the credibility of the content and the plot.
Anyways, Murphy did seem excited to tell this story in a perfect way. So, he gathered quite a cast to narrate this story. David Corenswet from The Politician plays the role of a war veteran who has high ambitions for acting.
Jeremy Pope plays a writer named Archie whose aspirations are shattered with town’s aversion to hiring black screenwriters. Laura Harrier plays an actress, Camille who faced the horrors for being black and had to roles of domestic workers for white actors.
Jake Picking, a gay guy on his way to becoming Rock Hudson and the n there is Darren Criss a semi Filipino director who aspires to change Monochromatic Casting and storytelling In Hollywood.
Most of the Conflicts in the show were designed in such ways that whenever a problem occurred in the series, we knew that they’d all overcome it and get the movie made. Characters don’t really look like people, but portraits of some unique feature, a race or sexual orientation.
In the attempt to cover everything in just one season, the series actually became a spoilsport in case of individual matters explained in detail.
Some of the issues were explained well and given the time that the needed to get addressed. And those were the parts that reminded us of Murphy’s signature marks. The problem, however, was that it did.t fit well with the over good side that the show brought to the screen.