Being the Ricardos

Lists: Drama, Historical

Brief Synopsis: "Follows Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as they face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage."

Overall Ranking: 1741 (Rank from 2021: # 56)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 22.22%
Regular 55.56%
Half-Popped 22.22%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Nicole Kidman (Lucille Ball)
  • Javier Bardem (Desi Arnaz)
  • J.K. Simmons (William Frawley)
  • Nina Arianda (Vivian Vance)
  • Jake Lacy (Bob Carroll Jr.)
  • Alia Shawkat (Madelyn Pugh)
  • Linda Lavin ()
  • Clark Gregg ()
  • Tony Hale (Jess Oppenheimer)
  • Robert Pine ()
  • Ronny Cox (Older Bob Carroll)
  • Nelson Franklin ()
  • Christopher Denham (Donald Glass)
  • John Rubinstein ()
  • Jonah Platt (Tip Tribby)
  • Matt Cook (James Paisley)
  • Jamie Miller (Patty)
  • Pamela Mitchell (Woman)
  • Renee Pezzotta (Italian Woman)
  • Ron Ostrow (Man)
  • Breanna Wing (Angie)
  • Kate Ellie Fitzgerald (Dancer)
  • John Funk (J. Edgar Hoover (voice))
  • Dana Lyn Baron (Miss Rosen)
  • Dan Sachoff (David Levy)
  • Jenya Chaplin (Dancer)
  • John F. Carpenter (Radio Show Announcer)
  • Gail Rastorfer (Dresser)
  • Shiree Nelson (Studio Staffer)
  • Lori Dorfman (Too Many Girls Dancer)
  • Jeremiah Ripley (Audience Member)
  • Angela Leib (Koerners Secretary)
  • Evie Nicholson (Woman Outside Ciros)
  • Louis Delavenne (Costume Designer)
  • Brian Howe (Charles Koerner)
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