I just watched online at the FX site -- no charge.
I thought the great Judy Davis was very good, "Welcome to the house that fear built." Hah!
Catherine Zeta Jones as Olivia? Just no. What was that accent?
Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis; I thought she had the look and the sound as well as anyone could be expected to do for such a unique actress. Susan's slightly poppy brown eyes are a plus for the part.
Jessica Lange as Joan just wasn't right for me. Joan was still very firm faced and beautiful at that time. Jessica, with her tiny nose and eyes is almost opposite in type and her voice is too wispy. But I agree that it's nice to see the soft vulnerable side of Joan.
If I have to take a side in the feud -- and I love both women -- I'll take Joan because she did have a terrible childhood while Bette grew up well off and spoiled.
Keirnan Shipka as B. D. Hyman (Bette's daughter) was a nice tie in with "Mad Men," where she played the Draper's daughter and grew up in front of us. It's as if she's stuck in the sixties forever. I hope she gets some good scenes later, she's a really good actress.
What fun it is! I'll be watching all of it, I'm sure.