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Ok not a new show but a new season. Seems to have followed the first really quick, the debut season was surprisingly great hopefully they can keep the quality up.
Moe_Syzlak said:I’ve got one more episode of the second season of The OA on Netflix left. It’s even weirder than the first season, but I’m enjoying it.
Moe_Syzlak said:For the finale:
Did anyone else get a Dark Tower vibe from the meta aspects of it? Both seasons have definitely played with the nature of storytelling and its reliability.
I’m hoping they get to finish their five season arc. Hopefully they won’t take as long between seasons the rest of the way.
Q2 said:Yes, Dark Tower as well as the latest season of Twin Peaks.
bionicbob said:Watched the latest relaunch of THE TWILIGHT ZONE last night...
..."The Comedian" was...okay, fine... nothing really revelatory or dramatically new other being on Cable, so it has more adult language and situations. For the big premiere showcase episode, I found "The Comedian" to be very predictable and overly long... so an odd choice for a first episode that is suppose to convince viewers the series is worth a subscription fee.
But the biggest weakness might be Jordan Peel himself as The Narrator. Like how the original series would cut to Serling at the beginning and end of each story, this series does the same.... Peel is all mood lit, in a slick 1950s style dark suit and holding an alcoholic beverage.... Peel's tone and demeanour might be all dramatic but it feels more like a bad SNL skit and you are waiting for the punchline. Sorry, but no one can do Rod Serling, and any attempt is just cringe worthy. The show should have gone with an off screen voice over narrator like they did in the 80s remake or as with Outer Limits.
I will probably check out a few more episodes as there are some big names attached and remakes of classic episodes, but based on this first episode, I was very disappointed. :s
bionicbob said:I loved the first 90% of this episode. It felt fresh, tapping into the anxiety of [insert topic]. The camera and lighting work was fantastic, truly heightening the tension and mystery. But the last 10 minutes... I dunno... it was good but it felt too on the nose, too typical of this type of genre.... it was a twist we have seen many times before.
Neglify said:I realized I never weighed in on the new Twilight Zone show. I agree with what BionicBob wrote about it earlier; it's a predictable show, the episodes were too long and boring, the twists were ho-hum, the writing was awful. The only decent episode was the finale, but even that one ended up making me groan for 40+ minutes. It's obvious to me that Jordan Peele didn't put much effort into this show, he phoned it in for a quick paycheck. It's a shame.