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on: March 07, 2020, 07:51:14 PM
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also slo-mo technocratic Dredd and a sure-thing sorta directorial debut Ex Machina before adapting the Jeff VanderMeer novel Annihilation.

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I generally don't do "slow & weird", but I'm hooked on this one after two episodes. Fingers-crossed that it stays on course.

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Figured there could be a thread since this iz an on-going series. Forest expands the archetype from Ex Machina - and it'll be interesting to see where Garland can take the mystery though and beyond procedural bounds.


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Reply #1 on: March 14, 2020, 08:31:03 PM
Three episodes in and this show is still great, but I'm having a quandary. I genuinely can't tell if Sonoya Mizuno is a good actor or not. She has this lack of affect that's either a really interesting character choice, or bad acting. The jury's still out.
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Reply #2 on: March 14, 2020, 09:30:39 PM
So interesting you'd mention that. I had the identical reaction.
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Reply #3 on: March 14, 2020, 10:07:06 PM
Have either of you seen Cary Fukunaga's Maniac? She plays a different tone there than she has in Garland's work -- more resolve than stoicism and to good comedic effect.

Episode 2 was like sci-fi The Americans with its pacing and parallel conflicts-- this one took that suspense into Parallax View lvlz of conspiracy. I hope that'll we'll get to see the great algorithm expand outside of the Amaya campus. Would be interesting if its scope became worldwide.


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Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 10:31:30 PM
I wonder if the music in "Devs" will get the attention it deserves?  The soundtrack is amazing.  Stick around till the very end of the credits on this week's episode for add'l aural interestingness.
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Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 11:52:37 PM
I wonder if the music in "Devs" will get the attention it deserves?  The soundtrack is amazing.  Stick around till the very end of the credits on this week's episode for add'l aural interestingness.

Very cool. Especially after the hymn that's been there for the earlier (naive?) bits of the show. A sibling of their score for Annihilation, without a doubt.

Wonder if you two have come around on the performance after two more eps. I feel like Sonoya Mizuno is showing y'all the range!