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Another one for the list of "interesting concept, but what a shit ending".

I just finished watching Glitch. An Australian series, which centers around a group of people who come back from the dead, in a small town in bumfuck nowhere, Australia. There are a bunch of drama elements attached to this, as they return without their memory, but it slowly comes back to them, piece by piece. One of the "Risen", has to deal with how she was murdered, and her killer who is likely still alive. Another has to deal with his homosexuality, which was outlawed when he was still alive.

It sounds interesting, dead people coming back alive, trying to come to grip with their death and the new world they woke up in. But, the series centers more around why they came back. An interesting and important question, for sure, but also the reason it just goes haywire. To get answers, a metric fuckload of deceit, and lies, and backstabbing is done. Everybody keeps saying that they should trust eachother, right before not trusting the others, and running away for some idiotic reason. Most of the problems in this series could have been solved by just sitting down, explaining things, and then having a bit of patience.

The ending (in fact, the whole last season) is just plain weird. Major characters suddenly get their moral compas switched around, for complete bullshit reasons, and the climax is just stupid.

All in all, I wouldn't recommend it, but I wouldn't advise against it either. It does have some parts that have great acting. And the casting for the returned WWI soldier is just spot on. Dude looks like he walked straight out of an old, yellowed, photo.
 

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Another one for the list of "interesting concept, but what a shit ending".

I just finished watching Glitch. An Australian series, which centers around a group of people who come back from the dead, in a small town in bumfuck nowhere, Australia. There are a bunch of drama elements attached to this, as they return without their memory, but it slowly comes back to them, piece by piece. One of the "Risen", has to deal with how she was murdered, and her killer who is likely still alive. Another has to deal with his homosexuality, which was outlawed when he was still alive.

It sounds interesting, dead people coming back alive, trying to come to grip with their death and the new world they woke up in. But, the series centers more around why they came back. An interesting and important question, for sure, but also the reason it just goes haywire. To get answers, a metric fuckload of deceit, and lies, and backstabbing is done. Everybody keeps saying that they should trust eachother, right before not trusting the others, and running away for some idiotic reason. Most of the problems in this series could have been solved by just sitting down, explaining things, and then having a bit of patience.

The ending (in fact, the whole last season) is just plain weird. Major characters suddenly get their moral compas switched around, for complete bullshit reasons, and the climax is just stupid.

All in all, I wouldn't recommend it, but I wouldn't advise against it either. It does have some parts that have great acting. And the casting for the returned WWI soldier is just spot on. Dude looks like he walked straight out of an old, yellowed, photo.

For a second I really thought the town name was Bumfuck Nowhere.
I'll add it to my watchlist but on really low prio.




Stay strong Bob!

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Mare of Easttown has me and the gf hooked, only one episode left and we'll have finished the 7 episode mini-series. HBO always delivers.

 

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Finished watching The Serpent, a lot of people were hyped about this, but I had to fight my way through. Not worth a re-watch, ever.
Found the main actor the opposite of charismatic. even off-putting. 5/10

 

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As a massive Sopranos fan, I can't wait until October the 1st, when the prequel releases with James Gandolfini's son portraying his dad.

 
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