showtime’s yellowjackets (2021 ‘til it inevitably falls apart)

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caught up on this over the weekend and it’s filling the lost-shaped hole in my heart. is it perfect? no. am i loving it? yes

roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Monday, 10 January 2022 18:43 (one week ago) link

last night’s episode was my favorite yet, and was probably the first one where i cared as much about present day shenanigans as i did about the 1996 fiasco.

side note, how long has it been since christina ricci was used so well?

roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Monday, 10 January 2022 18:45 (one week ago) link

I was thinking of starting a thread on this and calling it 🎵I know you're a cannibal🎵

I'm only on ep 4 so will probably exit the thread, but since I graduated high school in 1996 I feel more or less obligated to watch this despite it being disappointingly inert at times (at least compared to the super-hooky opening)

Ricci is awesome though absolutely

rob, Monday, 10 January 2022 18:49 (one week ago) link

I was thinking of starting a thread on this and calling it 🎵I know you're a cannibal🎵

lol. blown to hell, crash.

roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Monday, 10 January 2022 19:00 (one week ago) link

this is excellent, it pisses all over Lost

calzino, Thursday, 13 January 2022 01:28 (six days ago) link

love this show even though some of the dialogue is painful - it's LOST for teenagers and burned out moms and I am both.

it took me a long time to figure out which 90s actress Jackie reminds me of, and it's Robin Tunney (who obvs should be cast as her older version IF the character survives).

Roz, Thursday, 13 January 2022 04:01 (six days ago) link

the finale was pretty solid imo, just the right number of answers given and new questions raised

roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Monday, 17 January 2022 13:08 (two days ago) link

I haven't seen it yet, but this show has done a p good job of dealing with things that bug me. For ex, I found adult Jeff initially to be a huge drag--not sure if it was the actor or the character or both--but his anguished "What?! There's no book club?" was hilarious

rob, Monday, 17 January 2022 15:11 (two days ago) link

Younger Nat is a ringer for young Jennifer Jason Leigh. Everyone is so well cast, and Melanie Lynskey is amazing, as usual.

trishyb, Monday, 17 January 2022 15:11 (two days ago) link

xp
"it" = the finale

rob, Monday, 17 January 2022 15:12 (two days ago) link

i thought melanie lynskey and the actress who plays her daughter were both outstanding but despite how stoked i was to see ricci and lewis and survival horror the whole thing felt horrendously padded out and it was unclear why i should care beyond the natural curiosity of needing to know who was wearing that necklace

i bailed after e... 5 i think?

Tracer Hand, Monday, 17 January 2022 15:14 (two days ago) link

yeah that's the inertness I mentioned earlier, typical "slow burn" approach that can be more aggravating than tantalizing. It does pick up quite a bit in the last third I'd say

rob, Monday, 17 January 2022 15:16 (two days ago) link

lots of shows benefit from the traditional week-to-week approach, but yellowjackets feels like it’s better as a binge. i didn’t feel like the middle was so inert, but perhaps that’s because i watched the first 8 eps in two days lol

roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Monday, 17 January 2022 15:53 (two days ago) link

lol yes i can imagine that would have changed my attitude towards it.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 17 January 2022 16:01 (two days ago) link

I had a lot of fun with it. Now the big question…who plays adult Lottie?

dan selzer, Monday, 17 January 2022 17:44 (two days ago) link

who plays Lottie definitely a big Q. Lot of questions surrounding their rescue -- who remained, why'd they go their separate ways, how has Lottie remained, seemingly, under the radar...

apparently the creators are just going into writing mode now so it may be a long wait : (

tomorrow, Monday, 17 January 2022 17:46 (two days ago) link

Christina Ricci is having so much fun on this show, I love it.

I know I mentioned Robin Tunney as a potential adult Jackie, but she actually could play adult Lottie too. Or Neve Campbell, who’s just coming off the latest Scream instalment. I just feel this show needs at least one actress from The Craft lol

Roz, Tuesday, 18 January 2022 02:57 (yesterday) link

they could’ve gotten away with casting alicia silverstone as adult jackie

roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 18 January 2022 04:29 (yesterday) link

^

okay i'm going back in on this show. it's pure pulp, i SHOULD love it.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 18 January 2022 08:55 (yesterday) link


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