The Sympathizer: Endings Are Hard, Aren't They?
June 2, 2024 9:14 AM - Season 1, Episode 7 - Subscribe

Back in Vietnam, the Captain is forced to tell his story, and confront the decisions that haunt his past.

The Sympathizer Finale Recap: A Past Revised [Vulture / Archive]
The Sympathizer Official Podcast | Episode 7 | HBO
posted by ellieBOA (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
What a fantastic finale, I have loved this miniseries.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:03 AM on June 2 [1 favorite]

The Sympathizer review – Robert Downey Jr thunders around in prosthetics in this stylish Vietnam drama [Guardian / Archive]
posted by ellieBOA at 11:31 AM on June 2

so incredibly well done!
posted by supermedusa at 8:43 AM on June 3

Not a fan of that Guardian review that centers on Downey and doesn't mention the actor playing the main character, Hoa Xuande, until the second paragraph, and whose performance was more demanding and more powerful, which smacks of the same problems embodied by all of Downy's characters simultaneously. It's not fucking about him.
posted by Stanczyk at 3:16 PM on June 5

Also, if it's not clear, I really liked this, but that Guardian reviewer really needs a few history lessons.
posted by Stanczyk at 3:17 PM on June 5

100%, Hoa Xuande was fantastic and I can’t believe this was his first lead role.
posted by ellieBOA at 5:38 AM on June 6

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