I still find it hard to believe that there is a top notch television show during prime time that focuses on two of my favorite actresses of all time! I've always been a huge fan of Ryan Murphy because he created Glee and American Horror Story, but he blew me away with this creation. I haven't been this excited about a television show since Smash. I believe Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon are doing an amazing job as Joan and Bette. They get a thumbs up from me.
This past week's episode focused on the 1963 Academy Awards and what would be a huge turning point in the career of both ladies. I was so pleasantly surprised to see them include Bette's December 1962 appearance on the Andy Williams show where she sang "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane." Susan really did her homework here because the movements and the accents in her voice were spot on. To top it off, the way the show recreated the awards evening all the way down to the monologue just made my little Old Hollywood loving heart melt.
I want to give two thumbs up to Ryan Murphy and his team for bringing this to life. Let's hope this will get audiences interested in looking a little deeper into the careers of these two amazing woman. It isnt all about wire hangers and places looking like dumps. A life without witnessing the magic that is Joan Crawford and Bette Davis is a life I would never want to lead.
I found these two side by side comparison on YouTube... just in case you haven't been watching.