Sunday, June 12, 2022

What I’m Watching: The Offer

The Offer: Season 1, Episode 8 “Crossing That Line” (B+)

Well, one problem that was going to be crippling for Ruddy presented itself and then was resolved by the end of the episode, thanks to Caesar taking out Gallo before he was able to squeeze out of Mr. Producer what he thought he had been set to pay Joe, who may be alive after all. Gallo showing up with his men when Ruddy just wanted to get some rest had the opposite effect, and even though things are mostly going well, he still doesn’t need any more stress. Right now, the biggest thorn in his side is Evans, who, as he correctly noted, hasn’t been doing well since he went to go visit Ali in Texas and is still just as over-the-top as ever. I did like that he was pitching another film that we all know will become successful, “Chinatown,” describing it as a movie about water, which doesn’t make it sound great, and came out several years before Polanski fled the country while facing rape charges. While Barry tried to get Evans disciplined for firing Jack without his approval, Bludhorn didn’t seem to care much about it. I enjoyed hearing Marlon speak his thoughts, but the most compelling on-set incident was how Ruddy and Francis chose to deal with Gianni hitting his costar. The fact that Gianni was thrilled that James Caan beat him up showed that he hadn’t learned his lesson, but hopefully Bettye was able to impress upon him the seriousness of the warning he had been given.

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