Serial Moments 542

ATTENTION! METATTEXT SPOILERS BY BAD SISTERS, SHE-HULK, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL, ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING, HOUSE OF THE DRAGON

6. Bad Sisters 1 × 03 – Wrong. Again!
I’m really enjoying it Bad Sisters, with its British dark comedy atmosphere in which the most diverse emotions mix and bounce in an unpredictable way. In this episode, they first continue to explain to us in great detail why John Paul deserves to die, and then they repeat the same pattern as the beginning, which instead of sounding repetitive is surprising: once again, the sisters try to kill him (and we we know he will die sooner or later) but fail again, killing his dog instead. This tension between what we know is going to happen, and the fact that we don’t get there even when it seems to be one step away, gives it a sparkling flavor that keeps you nailed to the screen.

5.She-Hulk 1 × 02 – Teasers
Disney knows how easy it is to end up in Serial Moments if you place the metatextual winks, and the second episode of She-Hulk he is immediately ready.
In the series, to my surprise because I had not yet read about this thing, comes the legendary Tim Roth, who in 2008 played Emil Blonsky aka Abomination in the film The Incredible Hulkin which Bruce Banner was played by Edward Norton.
In She-Hulk, Blonsky returns as an inmate seeking legal support from Jennifer Walters, and she obviously struggles a little with the idea of ​​defending someone who nearly killed her cousin. So she calls Bruce to hear what she thinks (even if the decision has already been made), and Bruce tells her not to worry, it’s been a long time, Emil even sent him a letter of apology years ago, and in general he , Bruce, is now another person, “literally”.
At this word, Jennifer turns to us and utters an “ah” that sounds like a half laugh and, in fact, like a wink: yes, since then Bruce has changed a lot… even the actor has changed!

4.What We Do In The Shadows 4 × 08 – Go Flip Yourself
Delicious and very “television” episode, in which the fake documentary that is already the backbone of the series bends and shapes further to transform itself into an episode of “Go Flip Yourself”, a parody of all those classic programs that promise to change the lives of their guests / customers, completely renovating their home. Net of the plot in and of itself, in which it is revealed that the program was just a plot by Simon The Devious to get hold of Laszlo’s witch hat, what is interesting is precisely the staging “as if”, with all the characteristics of the aforementioned factuals, complete with themed transitions with the program logo.
In short, the usual dose of crazy creativity.

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3.Five Days at Memorial 1 × 05 – Mom what a weight
Just enough time to write the review of Five Days at Memorial“Unblocking” it for Serial Moments, which here comes the toughest episode so far, the one with the patients to leave behind, the one with the plan, said half-mouthed and unofficially, to euthanize many of them.
In any case, I will be forgiven if my little heart has tightened especially in the face of animal euthanasia, with a single terrifying image in which the doctor in charge is surrounded by the corpses of poor dogs and cats. I can not even publish it, that image there, I just put the guy’s face and go to give my cats a caress.

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2.Only Murders in The Building 2 × 10 – But look who’s there
It was a slightly less convincing season than last season, or rather, the level probably remained the same, but the surprise effect was lacking. But the season two finale of Only Murders in The Building is just pretty: not only for the complicated (and very funny) plot with which our three podcasters arrive at the revelation of the real culprit, but also for that completely random ending in which Paul Rudd appears and immediately dies on stage, ready to provide us material for a new season and to allow Mabel, suddenly involved in a third murder, to greet us with an eloquent “Are you kidding me?”

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1.House of The Dragon 1 × 01 – Tournaments and Caesareans alla carlona
Between preview and podcast, I would say that we have already talked a lot about the good debut of House of The Dragon. Having to choose the best scene, I would say that it is difficult not to point to the parallelism between the knightly tournament that sees Prince Daemon, among others, and the queen’s Caesarean birth. It is a very hard sequence for the stomach, especially for the screams of the poor woman destined for martyrdom, in which there is almost everything we expect from this series: excellent staging, court intrigues in which the terrible decisions are at agenda, the brute force of men in armor ready to smash each other without too many ceremonies, the raw violence of a medieval world that does not discount anyone.
Then it must be said that there would also be the funeral scene in which, with great directorial mastery and perfect editing, we are given the information of the death of Queen AND of the child she was carrying, with Rhaenyra pronouncing for the first time in the series. that “Dracarys” that immediately gives us the thrills.
But I still put it one step behind, the other one wins.

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Serial Moments 542 – From 21 to 27 August 2022