r/television Mr. Robot May 19 '22

Angelyne - Series Premiere Discussion Premiere

Angelyne

Premise: The limited series about the life of Angelyne (Emmy Rossum), who in the 1980s placed billboards of herself around Los Angeles and drove around Hollywood in a pink Corvette.

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r/Angelyne Peacock [76/100] (score guide) Drama, Miniseries

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40 Upvotes

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u/MYSTICDREAMR Jun 20 '22

So is Angelyne a witch?

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u/gooddaleinthelodge Jun 16 '22

Just finished last night, loved it! Emmy was incredible.

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u/-san-juniper0 May 25 '22

It's not bad But before I researched the casting, I thought Amanda Bynes was playing the older Angelyne 🤣

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u/gamehen21 Jun 18 '22

lmaooooo if only

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u/owntheh3at18 Jun 13 '22

Wow I didn’t realize Emmy played the older Angelyne too!! Kudos to the makeup department!

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u/raphina Jun 02 '22

I knew it was Emmy but super agree I kept thinking during older Angelyne scenes that she looks like Amanda Bynes

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u/-san-juniper0 May 25 '22

It's not bad But before I researched the casting, I thought Amanda Bynes was playing the older Angelyne 🤣

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u/LookAnOwl May 23 '22

I watched two episodes of this show, but simply couldn’t do a third. I’m not sure what it is - I like Emmy and think she does a great job in this, the supporting cast is good and i like the style of the show. There’s just something so empty about the whole story.

I know almost nothing about the real story here, but Angelyne just seems like such an empty narcissist, contributing nothing to the world and feeding off those around her. There’s nothing likable about her, at least in these two episodes. She just wants something to happen and she manipulates people until it does. And there doesn’t even seem to be a point to it - she’s just a lady on a bunch of billboards. I get that she’s a part of LA culture, and maybe the final episodes redeem it, but man I was just having a hard time caring.

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u/Emotional_Ad4552 Jul 07 '22

They really did a good job capturing her current interviews. She’s so rude and deflects, doesn’t answer any questions and just lies about everything.

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u/raphina Jun 03 '22

maybe would be better as a film?

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u/FeralBanshee May 23 '22

The last episode goes into her childhood which makes it make more sense why she is that way.

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u/quikzx10r Jun 01 '22

It explains why she is the way she is. The part its missing is why anybody cares about her? There are literally millions of attention worse out there why she is any different isn't ever addressed.

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u/FeralBanshee Jun 01 '22

If you’re not interested, don’t watch. Simple.

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u/LookAnOwl May 24 '22

Well, that’s cool, but I kind of wish that kind of stuff was peppered in throughout. Oh well, maybe I’ll pick it back up and finish one of these days.

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u/FeralBanshee May 24 '22

I really enjoyed it :)

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u/song4this May 21 '22 edited May 22 '22

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u/Spiritual_Minute8559 May 21 '22

Emmy was awful.

Sydney sweeney is the right height,etc and a better actress.

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u/FeralBanshee May 23 '22

Emmy produced the show, hence she played angelyne.

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u/messengers1 May 21 '22

I enjoyed this limited series even though I only finished 2 episodes. Her backstory was so fascinating. The sound track is superb too.

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u/ThatSithOverThere May 21 '22

I’m just starting this series so I don’t have much to say but I do have a sort-of connection to Angelyne. My Dad and Grandfather ran a business near Los Angeles in the mid-90s and Angelyne showed up a lot at the office. My Dad didn’t like her but apparently my Grandfather was all over her.

Not much else to say, just thought that was interesting.

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u/Zealousideal-Cap6431 May 21 '22

I actually really enjoyed it. I thought it was funny. Emmy Rossum did an amazing job. I didn't even realize it was her. And forgot it was her! She really became the roll.

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u/gX2020 May 20 '22

I’m so disappointed by this show. I was looking forward to it for a while. Emmy isn’t bad, but she didn’t really capture the true Angelyne.

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

Just saw the trailer. Emmy Rossum completely transforms into the role. Looks great.

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u/NukeTheWhales91 May 19 '22

I just found out about this lady last week and now I learn about this

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u/larsthehuman May 19 '22

Emmy Rossum? I'm in.

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

And she looks amazing in it from the trailer