Just finished S3 Episode 5. Right after the final eight words were spoken and the credits rolled, I let out a confused laugh out loud and said "what?!"
So now I either stay up too late watching the final three episodes and feel like shit at work, or I watch 1-2 more and get super anxious when I go to bed
You might as well finish it. You know you want to. Sleep's overrated.
I feel it's time for my first rewatch
I finished episode 7 last night and went to bed, so the only thing I have left now is the finale. Part of me is excited to possibly see the ending tonight. Another part of me is sad that I won't see anything new from these characters after these final 80 minutes. Sigh.
we are doing our first rewatch of The Leftovers. In season 1 now.
i've posted a million times about the first time i watched how i didn't like it until eight episodes in when a certain scene happened. watching these early episodes for the first time has been much more enjoyable since i know the show is amazing. and i had a different unexpected emotional lock-in this go round:
generally i enjoyed season 1 much more on rewatch than the first time. i think because the first time i still wasn't sure if i loved the show. now that i know what comes it's easier to appreciate what they did was season 1.
-what do you think kevin asked holy wayne for? it was to have his family back right? but then he comes home and in the final scene has a completely different family, with nora and lil' wayne. pretty beautiful moment. and i know everyone is amazing in this show but WOW wayne was incredible in his death scene.
-i think i felt tommy's story much more strongly this go around. when his mom is staring at the water and he shows up, holy shit that got to me, for both of them.
-i didn't realize the first go round how brilliant jill going to the GR was, how it was the best way to get her mother's attention. i had a lot more sympathy and respect for her this time, i think i saw her as more passive and bratty before.
-same thing with matt. i think we are made to dislike him initially because of those fliers he was handing out, but this season it was clear dude is a rock. there for his people, there for his friends, just wants to help anyone he can. sure there is some ego in it, and he's definitely flawed, he's a human, but i just liked him more.
-i felt the flashback episode much more strongly this time. i didn't realize how crucial that episode was to helping us empathize with all our characters. and really well placed as the penultimate episode.
-also the bible verse from the episode really connected with me. had to look it up and re-read it afterwards. kevin crying when he read it made me cry, not from any religious sense, but they are some powerful words, when life just feels like it is crushing you but still you somehow are persevering:
“But if I go to the east, he is not there; if I go to the west, I do not find him. When he is at work in the north, I do not see him; when he turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of him. But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside. I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.
“But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? He does whatever he pleases. He carries out his decree against me, and many such plans he still has in store. That is why I am terrified before him; when I think of all this, I fear him. God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me. Yet I am not silenced by the darkness, by the thick darkness that covers my face.
Post by itrainmonkeys on Jan 20, 2020 19:55:01 GMT -5
I love reading these updates. It pushes me closer and closer to a re-watch. I'm excited because I've only seen it once and I tend to enjoy re-watching my favorite shows and this is certainly up there with others.
Still need to finish re-watching Season 5 of Breaking Bad so I can finally watch El Camino lol.
Post by ambassadoroffun on Mar 8, 2020 21:53:20 GMT -5
This thread a while back inspired me to start rewatching. Upon first viewing, I found the first season well done but grueling to get through. I believe seasons 2 and 3 are the two most perfect seasons of television there are. They are what every show should aspire to be. I’m a few episodes into my rewatch of season 1, and it’s clear I sold this season short the first time through. It, too, is absolute perfection.