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Comedy series

Ted Lasso

Cinematography in a comedy series is often not as challenging as drama. Although shows like Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel shot by DOP David Mullen and Hulu’s Hacks are exceptions. Mullen’s depiction of fifties New York is as good as anything a movie might produce, reminiscent of the epic Mad Men with his pastel colour palette. But this show has much more camera movement and couldn’t be muted – it is a comedy after all. Hacks had to discover the look of Las Vegas in the height of the pandemic. But this had to be Steven Soderbergh’s Vegas of Ocean’s Eleven , full of the desert town’s coolness. Hats off to DOP Adam Bricker for this sleight of hand at such a demanding time. Other nominated comedies – Abbott Elementary , Barry , Curb Your Enthusiasm , Only Murders in the Building , Ted Lasso and What We Do in the Shadows – quite rightly played a lot for laughs. Despite some moments, most didn’t rival our two favourites.


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

41. SEPTEMBER 2022

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