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  • JV
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    I like to take things slowly (10 episodes is too much), so I watched the first episode and I thought it was a great start.

    I felt a very strong influence from Netflix’s Dark (which I couldn’t recommend more) in the pilot, not only because of the of the present/past storylines but also in the tone as a whole, with the internalized zombie performances and the bleak atmosphere. The editing is also really smart.

    Let’s see where it goes.

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    Binged this show. I must admit I was disappointed at the lack of deaths and felt like that opening scene in the pilot was a bit misleading. I only found out after watching the series that it was initially pitched as a 5 season show. If I had known that going in I wouldn’t have felt as disappointed.

    Not sure why it needs 5 seasons.

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    This is a great show. That last episode was so sad, what happened to one of the characters was so… senseless.

    Christina Ricci for Best Supporting Actress.

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    wolfali
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    SPOILER WARNING: Do not read if you haven’t finished the season

     

     

     

     

     

    That last episode was so sad, what happened to one of the characters was so… senseless.

    I thought it was quite a well crafted ending. Throughout the entire season the writers kept teasing that the team’s descent to savagery would start with them sacrificing said character but at the end of the day the character’s demise was as a result of the team’s tight bond breaking. It felt very Lord of the Flies-esque (which is of course unsurprising considering how much Yellowjackets has been inspired by Golding’s novel) and will be an interesting catalyst next season for all the drama and cannibalism that’s about to unfold. After all People in the midst of grief, loss and trauma can be driven quite out of character in a normal environment never mind when they’re trying to survive starvation in the wilderness.

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    aahoto
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    SPOILER WARNING: Do not read if you haven’t finished the season

    I thought it was quite a well crafted ending. Throughout the entire season the writers kept teasing that the team’s descent to savagery would start with them sacrificing said character but at the end of the day the character’s demise was as a result of the team’s tight bond breaking. It felt very Lord of the Flies-esque (which is of course unsurprising considering how much Yellowjackets has been inspired by Golding’s novel) and will be an interesting catalyst next season for all the drama and cannibalism that’s about to unfold. After all People in the midst of grief, loss and trauma can be driven quite out of character in a normal environment never mind when they’re trying to survive starvation in the wilderness.

    Oh I quite agree. I too think it was well-crafted. I just meant that in the scheme of things, it was just a sad way to go – over a fight, and not ONE other person (not even the adult) going out to convince the character to come to safety. Just to fade away like that alone. It was so sad.

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    AMG
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    Finished this yesterday.

    I have to say when it started I questioned how this premise could go on for more than one season, but they’ve done a great job of building the tension of the girls’ descent into anarchy.

    Plus the storylines in the future have all been built well too.

    I can kind of seeing it be a 3 season max kind of show. We’re already…several months into the crash scenes and we know they’re there for 18 months before they’re rescued.

    Although my one gripe is that SOMEONE NEEDS TO BUILD A BOAT AND SAIL IT ACROSS THE RIVER UNTIL YOU FIND SOMEONE TO RESCUE YOU!

    They really thought of a dodgy old plane and hiking for days before they thought of ‘hey there’s open water…and look, there’s loads of wood there…let’s build a boat’

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    wolfali
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    Season 2 starts shooting in August!

    FYC: Better Call Saul and The Good Fight in all categories including Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.

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    Ivo Stoyanov
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    Finished the show in 3 days. Not as good as some people try to make it be, the 7.9 score on IMDB is on point, although some of the episodes do deserve a higher score (8.1 for the finale is their highest).

    The story is dragged on purpose, the big amount of mysteries that might never get resolved reminds me of the worst aspects of Lost and frustrates me. For example, the man with no eyes (child Taissa) and some of the horror elements surrounding adult Taissa will never get a proper explanation (I hope I am wrong here). Curious to see how she will explain what Simone found…

    The end of Jackie was appalling, very sad and they were all horrible to her out of envy. Period. Very understandable that Shauna is still obsessed with the memory of her…

    I bet that Ben will be their first victim and I hope it happens at the beginning of season 2, they cannot keep dragging the story forever, the pilot was really misleading from what we have seen so far.

    Acting wise, the whole cast is perfect, but is difficult to define who si best, it is really an ensamble show. Christina Ricci might be a little ahead of everybody else cause she is very different from her real life persona. Melanie Lynskey is very good, but I have issues how similar most of her characters are, she is not versatile in my opinion. Juliette Lewis has the best dramatic scenes, but is very chaotic performance as a whole. Jasmin Savoy Brown and Sophie Nélisse have the best dramatic scenes among the teens, although, their scenes are basically the same scene (yelling along the body of a loved one). Sophie Thatcher and Kevin Alves had great scenes together.

    It is very surprising to see how different Sophie Nélisse and Samantha Hanratty look and behave in real life, kudos to both, although, the latter was too comedic for my taste in many of her scenes, Ricci did a better job.

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    probablyROB
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    More like Hamratty, right?

    I actually think Yellowjackets gets an adequate amount of praise and usually for the right stuff. I don’t disagree with most of the complaints people have about it, either. Unless I am missing where people are saying it’s high art or something. I think it deserves to be nominated in series but not a top 5-6 spot. Otherwise, Ricci, Lynskey, and maybe they sneak into writing with the Pilot. I’m not bullish about the writing slot though.

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    I actually think Yellowjackets gets an adequate amount of praise and usually for the right stuff. I don’t disagree with most of the complaints people have about it, either.

    I agree. I think in the context of where the showrunners are career wise, the number of young performers, and the S1 budget, it was a solid S1. If it gets in somewhere ATL, I’ll be really happy.

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    Ivo Stoyanov
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    More like Hamratty, right?

    I actually think Yellowjackets gets an adequate amount of praise and usually for the right stuff. I don’t disagree with most of the complaints people have about it, either. Unless I am missing where people are saying it’s high art or something. I think it deserves to be nominated in series but not a top 5-6 spot. Otherwise, Ricci, Lynskey, and maybe they sneak into writing with the Pilot. I’m not bullish about the writing slot though.

    It is Hanratty with N.

    The way you describe it, I am in complete agreement. However, I do think that some people see it as top 3 of the year and there I disagree. I would not nominate it for Drama, but I wouldn’t hate it if manages to sneak in either. A writing nomination for the pilot and noms for Lynskey and Ricci would be deserving.

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    JV
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    Lauren Ambrose is the real deal on Servant. I hope her upcoming knockout performance on the second season of Yellowjackets drives people to watch that show.

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    TheCineMike
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    Love the casting of Lauren Ambrose. Curious to see who they’ll cast as Adult Lottie.

    Twitter: @TheCineMike

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    Heptapod
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    I think Twitter has set a very high expectation for adult Lottie’s casting that I don’t think we should necessarily expect to be met, at least in terms of star power. If they decide not to go race-accurate then the sky’s the limit in terms of celebrity, but Courtney Eaton is Māori, and I hope they honor that over a big name. Keisha Castle-Hughes could be a good choice, but she is a solid decade younger than most of the principal cast.

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    probablyROB
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    It is Hanratty with N.

    The way you describe it, I am in complete agreement. However, I do think that some people see it as top 3 of the year and there I disagree. I would not nominate it for Drama, but I wouldn’t hate it if manages to sneak in either. A writing nomination for the pilot and noms for Lynskey and Ricci would be deserving.

    I missed this response but I should point out I intentionally misspelled her name to make a really bad pun.

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    probablyROB
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    I think Twitter has set a very high expectation for adult Lottie’s casting that I don’t think we should necessarily expect to be met, at least in terms of star power. If they decide not to go race-accurate then the sky’s the limit in terms of celebrity, but Courtney Eaton is Māori, and I hope they honor that over a big name. Keisha Castle-Hughes could be a good choice, but she is a solid decade younger than most of the principal cast.

    I feel like Odette Annable would be great but then she might not be the exact ethnic and racial background which gets diluted unless you actually seek it out. But someone would be offended if it’s not exactly the same.

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