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The Woman In Black
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:10 pm  Reply with quote
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I wasn't totally sure if the show belongs in this forum, but after this week's episode and the show's overall supernatural bent, I figured what the hell.

Anybody else watching this? Any theories? I'm not sure if John's an angel or what (not pissing or shitting is Clue #1), but I'm definitely digging JFC -- a lot. From the writing to the characters to the outrageous surfing footage, I find myself looking forward to each new episode more and more. Plus, I admit to still having a little thing for Luke Perry, so there's that as well. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:14 pm  Reply with quote
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Yeah, we're related. Mr. Green *edit cause I'se dumb


The previews for this show did nothing for me, despite being from the creator of Deadwood - which is one of my favorite shows ever. But then I caught the first episode and got into it.


I'm not sure what the hell is going on either (did Shawnie bring the bird back to life so it could bring HIM back to life? or was it Bill?) but I'm having a good time not knowing!

And John is ADORABLE in his Rainman/Starman like blank slatedness.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:18 pm  Reply with quote



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2 episodes in and I'm really digging this show. Butchie is my main man! And his scenes with John are great. I'm excited to see where this show goes.

I also notice that some elements seem to reflect classic Lynch.
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The Woman In Black
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:57 pm  Reply with quote
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Last night's show (6/24) was outstanding -- even if I still don't have a clue about what's going on. Implants? See God indeed! Butchie is really growing on me, and man, what a bastard that Mitch is -- running scared from the hospital right into the waiting arms of that hussy! Laughing No matter what, it truly has some of the best dialogue I've ever heard.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:28 pm  Reply with quote
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Yeah.... the 'implants' thing was really interesting. Butchie is just a really great character.

But seriously, what's Mitch's deal? Who leaves a bed with Bebecca DeMornay (as my older brother calls her) in it for some chick fresh out of short pants?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:58 pm  Reply with quote
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But seriously, what's Mitch's deal? Who leaves a bed with Bebecca DeMornay (as my older brother calls her) in it for some chick fresh out of short pants?


Well, as my buddy DL always says, behind every gorgeous woman is a guy who's sick and tired of putting up with her shit. lol

There seems to be a lot of baggage between Mitch and Cissy, which could very well explain his wandering eye (she also seems to have a bit of a past with Linc that probably involved an affair), but what bugged me the most about Mitch's actions was his bailing on his entire family in their darkest hour. Can't handle death? Fine -- but don't just disappear when decisions need to be made and support needs to be offered. At least keep your damn cell phone on!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:24 pm  Reply with quote
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Yeah, it's definitely apparent that Mitch and Sissy have a complicated past (makes you wonder how two people who are so different seeming got together to begin with)... but I don't know if I picked up on any affair vibe between her and Link. Not that there isn't something there, but it didn't seem sexual to me... More like, maybe Link wasn't the one to get Butchie hooked on drugs, and Sissy knows it or something.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:48 pm  Reply with quote
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They've definitely established that Linc had a hand in Butchie's addiction problems -- even if it was just encouraging the lifestyle and looking the other way. As for the connection between him and Cissy, I think it was something in the preview for next week that gave me the idea they had some history of another sort.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:23 pm  Reply with quote
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Ah... well, the previews still don't do anything for me. I don't know what it is, but for some reason, if I was just basing whether or not to watch the show from just the previews, I wouldn't be watching. They don't seem to really convey anything of the story, or not well anyway.

I'm glad I caught the rerun of the first ep and got into it that way.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:44 pm  Reply with quote



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It's a show one just has to watch. If someone tries to explain it to you, you won't get it or you'll think it's one big convoluted mess. When you watch it, though, it sticks to you and has an impact and you begin to "get" certain things. And start to anticipate what's coming next.
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Two episodes in and I wanted to shoot myself.

Loved Deadwood, don't enjoy this.
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This show's taken a nose dive this past couple weeks. It started out pretty strong, but it's lost itself in it's own cryptic and vague narratives. I'm still watching it to see what it's all about, but I can absolutely understand why it turns many off.

Any idea on what John's senseless monologue at the cookout was really all about?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:12 pm  Reply with quote
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I still love it... as much as I sit there going 'What the fuck?' a lot of the time, I'm enjoying the hell out of it.

As for John's monologue, I don't think it was senseless... I understood some of it. But it seems like it bears repeat listening to really understand. More evidence that John's either an angel, or perhaps even something more.

I'm still tuning in. But you're right... I get why it turns a lot of people off.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:07 am  Reply with quote



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"senseless" was bad choice of word on my part.

I'm still really digging most of the character stuff: Butchie and Cissy (wow, now we know why both of them are so fucked), Steady Freddy and Bill, Bill and John, etc. I'm just waiting for the narrative to tighten up and begin to understand Link's role in this as well as the blonde filmmaker's.

John is definitely some sort o messiah figure: he has healed others as well as being healed himself, he has demonstrated several psychic powers to include being in multiple places as once and mind reading, and he appears to be able to channel the dead.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:58 am  Reply with quote
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Yeah, the character stuff is great. And honestly, last night... Cissy's revelation... I almost fell off my couch.

To me, the cookout scene reminded me of Charlie's crazy dream on Lost... like, there's so much going on and some of it comes through but it really needs to be examined, and more of the series has to happen, before everything becomes clear.

I kind of like that feeling, as opposed to most series which are just 'crisis-crisis solved' kind of stories neatly wrapped up.
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