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Reply #15 on: November 06, 2019, 12:22:03 PM
One of the more interesting tidbits from the Official Pod, I thought, was having Nicole Kassell read the screenplay before the graphic novel. Keeps the perspective at the remove a newcomer might experience. 


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Reply #16 on: November 08, 2019, 02:30:22 PM
Really into this show, but the last episode scared me as it's the first sign of Lindelof being back on his bullshit again.
Specifically the framing device of the phone call... just took me right out of everything the first two episodes pulled me into.

Still, very much into everything else about this show (other than their Tulsa not looking like Oklahoma, but what can you do?).


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Reply #17 on: November 08, 2019, 03:42:28 PM
Can I ask what about the phone booth was so off-putting for you RK?
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Reply #18 on: November 08, 2019, 04:53:05 PM
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The phone booth is like any number of things in The Leftovers. Could be fake, could be real, and ultimately it's really about something else. This is like a central Lindelofism. Which I understand is grating to some people.

(Assuming that's what the complaint is.)
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Reply #19 on: November 11, 2019, 03:29:39 PM
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The phone booth is like any number of things in The Leftovers. Could be fake, could be real, and ultimately it's really about something else. This is like a central Lindelofism. Which I understand is grating to some people.

(Assuming that's what the complaint is.)

Exactly.
I know you are team Lindelof, but it gets on my damn nerves.

This last episode started exactly like a Leftovers episode so I guess this show is just headed toward being The Leftovers, but in the Watchmen universe... which honestly, I could love just as easily as I could hate it. Just depends on where it goes.


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Reply #20 on: November 11, 2019, 06:10:04 PM
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Lube Man got a literal lol out of me today, which is why The Watchmen is good. (Having read the graphic novel, I like the show better now? I have nothing negative to say about the last episode. Some information about the characters is needlessly kept away from us, but I've accepted the deal...)
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Reply #21 on: November 12, 2019, 07:30:43 AM
Also watching and loving this (so far.)  That opening to ep 4! Hong Chau! If this just ends up being The Leftovers: Watchmen Edition, I'm fine with it.  In Lindelof I trust.


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Reply #22 on: November 12, 2019, 12:53:22 PM
This genre generally holds no interest for me, but out of respect for Lindelof I tuned-in.  I'm enjoying it, too.
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Reply #23 on: November 17, 2019, 11:25:19 PM
Tonight's episode featured this track at the bar after LG's meeting:



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Reply #24 on: November 18, 2019, 12:02:32 AM
now i understand a john green book title


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Reply #25 on: November 18, 2019, 05:32:46 PM
pretty riveted by the series so far.  iím not a fan of lindelof but digging this so far.  his lesser tendencies are ever-present, though.

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that last episode was pretty great right up until that stupid monologue about the film spielberg supposedly made about THE EVENT in the style of schindlerís list.  (did the holocaust not happen in this universe?  or did this event supersede the holocaust in pertinence?  eye roll city.) it made the parallelism of the baiting of looking glass seem thuddingly heavy handed as a device, though i probably wouldve been fine had i not been ejected out of the show with that idiotic pale horse bit. 

love the jeremy irons stuff, especially the reveal of the purpose of his antics in the last episode.  its been a minute since i read the book and had to look refresh my memory... very satisfying.


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Reply #26 on: November 25, 2019, 04:08:06 PM
Last night's episode has got to be one of the all-time HBO greats, right?


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Some of the real-life texture from last night's episode ~


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Reply #27 on: November 25, 2019, 04:51:04 PM
Last night's episode has got to be one of the all-time HBO greats, right?


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Some of the real-life texture from last night's episode ~

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As I was watching some of those single takes, I was feeling a way I haven't felt watching TV in a long time. the pacing, the dialogue, all of it. 

I don't really foresee this ending in such a way that satisfies me, especially with only three eps left, but man oh man I am along for the ride for sure.

EDIT: I've decided that it really doesn't matter if the Manhatten phone booth works or not, and it only serves as a plot device for laurie to show where she's at mentally with their relationship, AKA hung up and bitter.
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Reply #28 on: December 02, 2019, 10:18:10 PM
Great episode last night, and that ending.


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I thought we would see Dr Manhattan until the last episode, looks like it will be in the next one.





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Reply #29 on: December 08, 2019, 10:29:09 PM
Amazing episode.

I hope people didn't change the channel during the credits.