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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 5, 2017
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Universal acclaim- based on 141 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Ryan Murphy-produced anthology series Feud: Bette and Joan focuses on how Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) came together to make "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" despite their heated rivalry.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Mar 4, 2017
    100
    Rarely if ever has watching psychological torture felt so goddamn enticing.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Mar 1, 2017
    100
    Full of joy, humor, brilliant writing and performances, and a deep unabiding love for what really makes Hollywood great--the women.
  3. Reviewed by: Liz Shannon Miller
    Feb 14, 2017
    91
    Feud ultimately finds its strongest moments in the scenes when these incredibly complicated women speak to each other on these topics [age and gender]. This is not just because those scenes often feature some of the snappiest dialogue of the series, but because they push the show out of a tired acknowledgement that being a lady in Hollywood sucks and into real character interaction that acknowledges the immense capacity women have for self-recrimination and self-destruction.
  4. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Mar 2, 2017
    80
    It’s big and it’s catty, but it’s also smart and elegant, with the old Hollywood setting toning down some of Murphy’s more scattershot creative impulses.
  5. Reviewed by: Spencer Kornhaber
    Mar 3, 2017
    80
    Its deft and satisfying first few episodes should please both the voyeurs and the feminists, and more importantly highlight how the two groups can overlap.
  6. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Mar 2, 2017
    80
    For all the campy craziness of Feud its message is one about the wrong people being mad at each other--a formulation with bottomless appeal and no end of examples.
  7. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    Feb 23, 2017
    40
    Feud is ultimately caught in an awkward limbo--neither as brilliantly campy and hateful as “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” or as contextualizing and profound as “People v. O.J. Simpson.” Instead, it is primarily too long.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 36
  3. Negative: 3 out of 36
  1. Mar 7, 2017
    10
    Thank you, Ryan Murphy for making this show. You prove it again, that your production are on fire. I hope the cast and production will snatchThank you, Ryan Murphy for making this show. You prove it again, that your production are on fire. I hope the cast and production will snatch all the awards. It's a masterpiece. 10/10 Expand
  2. Mar 7, 2017
    10
    This is a remarkable drama. It is historically accurate and tells a tale of the inside of the Hollywood's biggest feud. The acting is firstThis is a remarkable drama. It is historically accurate and tells a tale of the inside of the Hollywood's biggest feud. The acting is first rate, the design brilliant. Highly recommended. Expand
  3. Sep 7, 2017
    10
    To me, Feud: Bette & Joan, is a national treasure. Kudos to Ryan Murphy for creating and producing diamonds like this. Jessica Lange as JoanTo me, Feud: Bette & Joan, is a national treasure. Kudos to Ryan Murphy for creating and producing diamonds like this. Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford & Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis? Well, it screams greatness. Expand
  4. Mar 7, 2017
    10
    TV doesn't get much better than this -- great acting and direction, costumes and sets that are detailed and authentic to the time beingTV doesn't get much better than this -- great acting and direction, costumes and sets that are detailed and authentic to the time being portrayed. I've watched first episode so far and I've loved every minute of it. Expand
  5. Aug 23, 2017
    9
    Feud is a really good show, it has all that something has to have to be good, a great cast, director or in this case directors, productionFeud is a really good show, it has all that something has to have to be good, a great cast, director or in this case directors, production design, photography, costumes, etc. But the most important, a good story to tell. It´s incredible how some things are ment to be on television, this is one perfect example. Because it present´s the point of view of both Hollywood stars very well, in a very complex and satisfactory way, something that a film wouldn´t do. The last episodes they might be a little of filling, but, considering that is the only thing that i disagree with, it means that the show is really good and worth watching Expand
  6. Mar 17, 2017
    8
    Great script, and great ensemble, Sarandon and Lange are superb, and Alfred Molina is great as well. The costumes, the acting, and the era itGreat script, and great ensemble, Sarandon and Lange are superb, and Alfred Molina is great as well. The costumes, the acting, and the era it is set in, this show has something for everyone, and Ryan Murphy has gained another fan. Expand
  7. Mar 6, 2017
    1
    I am astounded by how lousy this pilot was.It was dull, it was sluggish and frankly it was more about Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange thanI am astounded by how lousy this pilot was.It was dull, it was sluggish and frankly it was more about Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange than about these two truly famous actresses of the past..What I mean is- who cares? There was no depth to it - which frankly was an insult to Bette Davis-who if anything was one smart cookie.This was a stupid, superficial and boring piece.
    This is what happens when you get two men to write a show about 2 women .In other words-nothing happens..I was bored out of my mind, I was irritated and most of all- i was insulted Pure drek.JM
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