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Thursday
Mar312016

The Sisterly Bond Between Leading Ladies of "Togetherness"

When the mood strikes, we'll be sharing our TV MVPs of the Week. Here's Daniel Crooke...

Before last week, Togetherness was simply that great show conducting the most shrewdly hysterical act of open-heart surgery on television. Of course, since then, HBO tragically axed the Duplass Brothers’ tender Northeast LA dramedy after two seasons. On Sunday’s “Geri-ina,” (replaying tonight at 11) Melanie Lynskey and Amanda Peet reminded us how their performances as sisters Michelle and Tina breathe with such a beautifully intimate got-your-backness. When Michelle needs Tina to create a diversion at a snobby fundraiser so she can snoop on her double-crossing charter school frenemy (who also happens to be the host) they exchange a lifetime of ocular shorthand as Peet shoos her along and humiliates herself for her sister’s dream: belting Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” to a roomful of upper crusters. Peet’s berserk timing and Lynskey’s deft, actualized determination belong to one another, fighting dirty in the name of justice.

Amy Jellicoe, you have two fabulous heroines heading your way in HBO Heaven.

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Peet is so amazing on this show.

March 31, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermurtada

I've never been a fan of Amanda Peet but I think she's absolutely fantastic in this show.

April 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

I love this show and am devastated it has been cancelled...
Like Peggy Sue, I have never been a huge fan of Peet, but I think her work on this show is genuinely outstanding and would love to see her get some Emmy love - someway, somehow!
Going to miss this entire cast :(

April 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTroy

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