Wednesday, July 6, 2016
In Which I Review Dead of Summer (1x2)
--Maybe I'm not cool enough (or old enough) to understand the reference that gives us this week's title, but...it's an odd one right?
--Holy love quadrangle, Batman. So...Amy likes Alex and likes Garrett. Cricket likes Alex and Blotter likes Cricket. Jessie likes Garrett and Garrett likes Amy and possibly still Jessie. Blair likes Drew and Drew hasn't opened up everyone that she's trans. On top of all this, Joel is crushing on Deb and trying to film her with his ever present camera. Yikes!
--The bar where Garrett's mom works and where Garrett goes to read secret police files just happened to be showing a documentary on Satanism.
--Two boys making a bet on who can score with a girl first. Yes, just what this show needed.
--"Where are you from?" "The Soviet Union." Do the writers understand that the Soviet Union isn't just one place; that it's a conglomerate of many nations that have many different languages and cultures?
--What is Deb's secret? Is it that she can create magnificent ice sculptures or freeze people? Maybe it's that she is secretly working for Ben Linus to get the lights turned back on before the "V" aliens arrive. (Yes, this is a meta reference to all of Elizabeth Mitchell's most famous TV roles).
--I just realized that the lead cop is Blackbeard from OUAT.
--The visuals for the acid trip were well done.