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Walking Dead only gets away with this level of subtlety because no one in a million years would expect that out of such a show.

We're watching only it and Better Call Saul (and the slow drip of Adventure Time) so it's hard not to compare. I'm not convinced WD isn't the more brilliant right now. Though I'm not entirely clear on what BCS is up to; have many guesses but it's slipped out of my grasp before.

Date: 2016-03-24 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grashupfer.livejournal.com
The TV critics I follow on Twitter have completely abandoned TWD. Makes me want to watch it more. In addition to what you write on it, obv.

Date: 2016-03-25 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] proximoception.livejournal.com
TV critics have less time to think about tv than anybody. Pretty much all of them miss pretty much everything. Or maybe it's more because no one expected this particular medium to ever go full sneak-allegoric?

That said, shows need to stand up even when not fully understood. That last and hardest trick to art, where the initial pleasures are continuous with the deepest. Or we get the Interstellar problem where no one is happy but the tiny number of people whose brains have been dissertation-damaged into interpretation machines, e.g. me.

Date: 2016-03-25 02:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grashupfer.livejournal.com
My issue with Interstellar remains the same. That story deserved 10 hours on a cable drama. Too squished in the movie structure.

Also re: Saul. I thought it would be better this season after how great I thought season 1 was. I think I've started taking things for granted with it. The lighting of Chuck's house in Season 1 for example. Some of the best stuff in ages.

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