The Knife's Edge

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Shatna, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. Shatna

    Shatna Grand Lord Admiral Admiral

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    OK, here's my own assessment of Season 2. You guys are welcome to add your own thoughts. And awaayyyy we go:

    1. MacKenzie's reveal was played too low-key in my opinion, especially when you think about everything that happened in The Lair in S1. I mean, really.
    2. If the Thwart was such a big deal, why oh why in heaven's name were Helena and Jake sitting talking in the middle of the woods, as if nothing else was going on? "Oh the brook is higher this season, what can it mean?" Seriously dumb.
    3. Petra stumbling upon Lissa was pleasantly unexpected. I didn't think we'd see that until S3 at the earliest. Still, now they have a lot of catching up before the encounter is 100% believable to the audience.
    4. OH. MY. GOD. "The balls are in the air, Clander -- all you have to do is catch one."
    5. Best finale since TNG's "Best of Both Worlds" and LOST's "Through the Looking Glass". And more than a small amount in common with both.
    6. "What's everyone looking at?" LOL
    7. Too much mystery in the main house, way too much for what we've come to believe since the first episode.

    I'm sure there's more, but I'll have to post it later. I'm still absorbing that great finale!
     
  2. Worf412

    Worf412 Angry Pirate Rear Admiral

    Dude, no kidding, I came here to see if anybody else was talking about this show. My opinions on it are divided, to say the very least.

    It feels like it's going for that Twin Peaks not-overtly-creepy vibe. Season 1 had a great deal more moments that just made me uneasy. Not scary, per se, but just... queasy. The dog's head scene in particular stands out as something that I kept thinking back to. The problem is, the more we get to know the town of Ravenstock, the less things that were once unusual startle.

    I hated, hated hated MacKenzie's reveal. If you go back and watch S1, you will see broad hints dropped that don't seem to match up. The Lair stands out as almost Stephen King levels of "Wait... you said it would go this way, but then...". Averting a trope is one thing, but just seeming to make it up as you go is something I thought TV writers had gotten over since the end of Lost. It's not that hard to have a plan when you start and halfway stick to it.

    I liked Petra and Lissa's "first meeting". Unlike my first point, this one made sense. There were several things to make us think he was going to meet Megan, but the Lissa thing makes a great deal more sense the more I think about it.

    But I do have to disagree with you on the house. That, to me, is the heart of this entire thing. The grandfather clock, in particular.

    Pay attention to the time displayed, and compare that to the Medical Examiner's reports.

    Figuring out the house will go a long way to getting our heroes out in one piece. The more they ignore that, the deeper in the mire they will go, pun FULLY intended. ;-)

    Good to be back! Glad I'm not the only one who is interested in this show!
     
  3. Shatna

    Shatna Grand Lord Admiral Admiral

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    Wow. I'm sorry, but I thought that while it might have been premature, MacKenzie's reveal was handled just right. It's interesting that we came to different conclusions about it.

    Agreed! What did you think when Lissa said "I can make you know my sword"? Sexual sub-context? (I mean, it IS Lissa after all! ;) )

    I don't agree. I think the grandfather clock will turn out to be a bigger red herring than Stone's Goblet was. Mark my words.

    I just looked at that scene again, and you're RIGHT!

    Again, agreed! That is one hell of a house.