Post by 10goldbees on Feb 16, 2017 22:25:08 GMT -5
I really love the fractured storytelling style they use. It's very disjointing and fascinating. It makes me connect with David more and it makes it easier to accept any and all telepathy or body projection.
Also Ptonomy has some fantastic shirts and I want all of them.
This show. Holy shit. So good. I loved tonight's episode. So many questions answered but many more were raised. Lenny/Benny seems bad and maybe the devil with the yellow eyes, righT?
I think your reading of the situation was accurate. My understanding of it was that TDWYE has messed with many parts of David's memory (like the dog) and replaced the real "Benny" with the imaginary "Lenny." Lenny was only an ethereal concept until tonight when David used his will power to get them both out of the subconscious. So, um, very excited to see where that goes.
I gotta say though... I had real issue with the Cary/Kerry sharing a body thing. That makes absolutely no sense. So she just doesn't exist until she feels like it? I'm completely down with the telepathic connection they share but I needed just a little bit more about the entire concept. Anyway, it was the only thing thus far this season that didn't make sense (relatively, that is) and maybe she's dead? So it's not that big a deal.
Other than that I completely agree with you. This show rules. Every episode is so captivating. It feels like they're maybe 20 minutes long. It's beautiful to look at and I feel a strong connection with most of the characters and I can't guess a single thing coming. And there was a fight scene set to a Feist song. I don't know what else I would want from a TV show.
Also Jemaine Clement's performance tonight was awesome.
Post by 10goldbees on Mar 11, 2017 13:35:49 GMT -5
Halfway through that episode I was glad to get a more straight forward episode than the astral plane last week but then that ending... Clearly there's at least one Buffy fan on the writing staff haha.
I'm consistently blown away that they can keep up the reality bending/telekinesis/astral projection/body switching/whatever in a coherent manner. I even kind of accept the Kerry/Cary thing a bit more this week. At least it explains how he would come up with the theory about TDWYE embedding in David's psyche.
Also shout out to Katie Aselton for delivering a great performance as Amy. I've only ever seen her in Duplass Brothers projects so it's nice to see her really swing for the fences this time.
And obviously the use of The Daily Mail as incredible. Another great music sequence for the second week in a row.
This show is so good and every week I am blown away by it. Really looking forward to seeing where it goes after this weeks episode.
I just finished episode five. That entire episode was outstanding. I was really impressed. I was walking on the treadmill while watching and had to stop, sit down, and absorb the last twenty minutes. Whoever directed that episode needs a bonus.
Yep. Really nothing much else to say at this point besides, "This show rules."
... OK that's a lie I do have one thing.
In Andy Greenwald's interview with Noah Hawley they talked a bit about specific episodes and season pacing. Greenwald said last week's episode was originally supposed to the be the fourth episode of the season (it wound up being six). So the way they broke the story you would've had this amazing crescendo at episode five (I assume) and then... what? What the hell else were they going to do for the last three episodes of the season??
Good to know. I was hoping he'd still be around next season so this is great news.
The silent film portion of the episode last night was epic.
Dude that was so freaking awesome. That was such a smart device to use because Aubrey Plaza can only walk menacingly down a hallway for so long. By taking out all the sound and jumping back and forth between planes of reality it made it that much more exciting.
Speaking of which, Aubrey Plaza has really rocked in these last few episodes. Things like her weird facial expressions last night and the dance number in the last episode or just generally being disgusting in David's childhood home were fantastic.