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Old 12-15-21, 10:55 AM
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

Yeah, that was a bit of a reach, I didn't even consider it till I read about it then started retracing all of Adam's interactions with people other than Shauna. But obviously he's not just a random guy who started an affair with Shauna for no reason.

I was wondering if that was Shauna's daughter she was preggers with in the wilderness, but the math doesn't add up.
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Rolled through the first 5 episodes of this. Itís really goood stuff.

I can see why itís getting nominated for awards. It is confusing trying to figure out which kid is which adult at times early on, but this is riveting and exciting.

I agree with Decker, canít the believe the Christina Ricci lookalike isnít playing the young her.

They must have loved the young Ricci girl who looks nothing like her. This will be a nice show to have through early January along with Dexter.

Now that Succession is over, showtime has the floor and they are killing it (literally) this fall with these two shows.
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Renewed for Season 2 already. 😃
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While that's good news and I'll keep watching, the story of the team in the Canadian wilderness is finite; we know who survives. I just hope that there aren't tangents introduced (Lost, I'm looking in your direction) to pad out the story and extend it multiple seasons beyond what's necessary.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

WTF is up with Misty? Now holding the reporter hostage in her basement?

And what was going on at the very end? It was too dark for me to make it out.

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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

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WTF is up with Molly? Now holding the reporter hostage in her basement?

And what was going on at the very end? It was too dark for me to make it out.

Yeah this was a set up episode, not much happens and not all that great.

I think you mean Misty, the Ricci character. I couldnít tell much on the dark part. I think it was done that way on purpose.
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I like the show but the show has not been as crazy yet as I suspected. I think that there will be a certain number of that are just "missing" and not confirmed dead so they could show up.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

Someone did a freeze-frame on Jackie's journal, and under "Movie Characters I'd like to be", she lists Rose from Titanic, Torrance from Bring it On, and Janey from American Beauty; all movies that came out after their wilderness ordeal.

Sloppiness from the producers, or a clue that Jackie does come back?
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Someone did a freeze-frame on Jackie's journal, and under "Movie Characters I'd like to be", she lists Rose from Titanic, Torrance from Bring it On, and Janey from American Beauty; all movies that came out after their wilderness ordeal.

Sloppiness from the producers, or a clue that Jackie does come back?
Probably sloppiness. They donít even have a character for adult Jackie in the online credits. Although I guess other shows might have done this to keep it a secret.

If theyíre already doing a Season 2, I assume we will see the whole 19 months they were missing.

I canít recall them saying how long theyíve been lost since the first few episodes
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Oh, I don't think there's an "adult Jackie" character (although I'm not 100% sure of that), but I'm just saying it's also not certain that Jackie doesn't make it back from the wilderness either. As in, either her demise or at least disappearance happens in New Jersey, afterwards.
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Originally Posted by Paff
Oh, I don't think there's an "adult Jackie" character (although I'm not 100% sure of that), but I'm just saying it's also not certain that Jackie doesn't make it back from the wilderness either. As in, either her demise or at least disappearance happens in New Jersey, afterwards.
Well it does seem that at least one character we are sort of led to believe is dead is still alive. Jackie seems a likely one at this point but maybe it needs time to develop other characters.
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Originally Posted by Paff
While that's good news and I'll keep watching, the story of the team in the Canadian wilderness is finite; we know who survives. I just hope that there aren't tangents introduced (Lost, I'm looking in your direction) to pad out the story and extend it multiple seasons beyond what's necessary.
It was a decent episode yesterday but the show is moving so slowly. To your point about us knowing who survives I think that is one of their wildcards. Others could still be alive, others could have been rescued but died in between, etc. Also with the "symbol" they have the "Lost" hatch in the woods card to play to add additional characters.
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I read somewhere that this may be a 5-season show. They won't get to Winter by the end of the first season.
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I read somewhere that this may be a 5-season show. They won't get to Winter by the end of the first season.
Well if they have a cogent plan that is great, if they are winging it after 10 Episodes might not be that great.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

Originally Posted by mickey65
I read somewhere that this may be a 5-season show. They won't get to Winter by the end of the first season.
Really?

I've already been losing interest.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

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I read somewhere that this may be a 5-season show. They won't get to Winter by the end of the first season.
That would be typical for fucking Showtime to run every good premise into the ground.
How could it run five seasons? By the end, all the soccer team girls will look as old as Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen.
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I read somewhere that this may be a 5-season show. They won't get to Winter by the end of the first season.

Nearly every show has a ď5 year planĒ. Who wants to invest tens and millions into a show that fails?
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Well this show feels like a Limited Series. Kind of like Homeland, there is only so much mystery to support the opening premise. LOST is the exception, no longer the rule.
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Five seasons does seem a little long for a closed-end concept (at least the 90s part of the show is). Did all the actors and actresses, especially the "names", sign on expecting a long time gig? That's long been the complaint about TV series work, from Shelley Long to Constance Wu, not being able to do all the projects they want 'cuz they're roped in for the long haul.
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Just binged this and caught up. This is right up my alley. The brief flash forward they show in an early episode of the winter and Misty being the leader of some tribe bleeding out one of the girls and eating her is probably where the next few seasons are headed. They've only got through maybe 1-3 months of the plane crash timeline. At this pace the whole crash timeline would take at least 5 seasons to get through. The present isn't as interesting, but I do think they picked some great actors. So while some of the material isn't as good, they elevate it. Except the guy that plays cop Kevin. There's no way that straight laced narc was ever an emo kid lol.

Think it's pretty obvious Tai's kid is seeing her through the window at night. "The other one" meaning the other mom that's a savage climbing trees and eating dirt.

I also figured out pretty early on Tai's redheaded girlfriend in the past was going to get eaten by a wolf. That was some pretty heavy handed foreshadowing.

This show has a lot of potential. I just hope they have enough current timeline stuff fleshed out in their brainstorming to keep it from ending up like all the other shows people have listed above. I have no worries about the past. That shit is interesting as hell.
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Just binged this and caught up. This is right up my alley. The brief flash forward they show in an early episode of the winter and Misty being the leader of some tribe bleeding out one of the girls and eating her is probably where the next few seasons are headed. They've only got through maybe 1-3 months of the plane crash timeline. At this pace the whole crash timeline would take at least 5 seasons to get through. The present isn't as interesting, but I do think they picked some great actors. So while some of the material isn't as good, they elevate it. Except the guy that plays cop Kevin. There's no way that straight laced narc was ever an emo kid lol.

Think it's pretty obvious Tai's kid is seeing her through the window at night. "The other one" meaning the other mom that's a savage climbing trees and eating dirt.

I also figured out pretty early on Tai's redheaded girlfriend in the past was going to get eaten by a wolf. That was some pretty heavy handed foreshadowing.

This show has a lot of potential. I just hope they have enough current timeline stuff fleshed out in their brainstorming to keep it from ending up like all the other shows people have listed above. I have no worries about the past. That shit is interesting as hell.
I don't think Van is dead, according to future previews..
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I don't think Van is dead, according to future previews..
Looks like you were right. I did enjoy the almost burning her alive part. But I had figured there was no chance she's survive that. I'm actually quite surprised the ending went down like it did this week. I knew the plane wasn't going to save them but I was almost sure the church girl was the one they murdered in the winter flash forward.

Theory on the glitter...
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Adam is a swerve right? The glitter is from her husband. He knows what went down. He's being overly nice. He's cheating on her. He's trying to extort money and bounce right? I'm sure he went in the closet to put his clothes in the hamper after Adam left.


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Originally Posted by Paff
Five seasons does seem a little long for a closed-end concept (at least the 90s part of the show is). Did all the actors and actresses, especially the "names", sign on expecting a long time gig? That's long been the complaint about TV series work, from Shelley Long to Constance Wu, not being able to do all the projects they want 'cuz they're roped in for the long haul.
Most broadcast TV Contracts are usually for 6/7 seasons, especially for unknowns. It's been different the past decade or so, with people clearly signing 1 year deals or episode caps for big stars, which I think Kevin Bacon started back on The Following. Wu was pissed because the show was very likely going to end with Season 5 and got a surprise renewal, which mean she was locked for another season and had to give up a passion project. Nowadays, she might not sign a 6/7 year contract, but she was an unknown at the time.

Yellowjackets is really only half the work given the timeline and 10 episode seasons, so the shooting schedule is probably pretty good for this. But I guess if you are a child actor, and you have an adult actor, you really are stuck since you're not getting killed off in the woods...
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But I guess if you are a child actor, and you have an adult actor, you really are stuck since you're not getting killed off in the woods...
I read somewhere that Lorelai Linklater pled with her father to have her Boyhood character killed off so she wouldn't have to keep doing it. Not everyone wants to stay with the same project so long.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

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Really?

I've already been losing interest.
I think I'm done with this. Trying to be Lost 2.0. I have no interest in the mystical supernatural BS.

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