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Old 04-16-23, 11:29 PM
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

I've generally been enjoying S2 but still can't shake the "Lost" vibe I'm getting with the piles of dangling plotlines, hints of mystical and unexplained phenomenon and such. The more straightforward survivor trauma storyline the show seemed to be exploring is starting to feel a bit lost in the muddle.

On the other hand, whoever thought of pairing up Christina Ricci and Elijah Wood as a kind of odd-couple is a freakin' genius. Have these two ever shared screen time before? The chemistry is great.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

Originally Posted by The Antipodean
I've generally been enjoying S2 but still can't shake the "Lost" vibe I'm getting with the piles of dangling plotlines, hints of mystical and unexplained phenomenon and such. The more straightforward survivor trauma storyline the show seemed to be exploring is starting to feel a bit lost in the muddle.

On the other hand, whoever thought of pairing up Christina Ricci and Elijah Wood as a kind of odd-couple is a freakin' genius. Have these two ever shared screen time before? The chemistry is great.
Yes. Go watch The Ice Storm.




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

And LOST vibes are 100% intentional. This show is heavily influenced by that one.
I really liked S2E4. Thought it was the best episode of the season. Good stories for pretty much everyone. They openly discuss eating Coach Ben. The return of Javi! Broadway musical talk! It was a really solid episode. Looking forward to see where it leads.

And extra points for Van's DVD Store name "While You Were Streaming" and the on-the-nose Staff Picks



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

Originally Posted by Decker
Yes. Go watch The Ice Storm.



OMG, I haven't thought about that movie in YEARS, completely forgot they were in it!
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

I just can't get into this season at all. It's trying to be Lost, but doing it poorly.

Once Nat left the pants out there you know Javi was going to pop back up soon.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

Originally Posted by Decker
And LOST vibes are 100% intentional. This show is heavily influenced by that one.
I really liked S2E4. Thought it was the best episode of the season. Good stories for pretty much everyone. They openly discuss eating Coach Ben. The return of Javi! Broadway musical talk! It was a really solid episode. Looking forward to see where it leads.

And extra points for Van's DVD Store name "While You Were Streaming" and the on-the-nose Staff Picks

The only references I'm missing there are Wayne's World and Footloose. Hoping Trainspotting doesn't mean what I think it means.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

I think it does.

I think Footloose is a Coach Dan nod.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

Originally Posted by The Antipodean
OMG, I haven't thought about that movie in YEARS, completely forgot they were in it!
I actually thought your first post was a snarky callback to The Ice Storm

Originally Posted by Decker
I think it does.

I think Footloose is a Coach Dan nod.
Yeah, that was the only thing I came up with too, especially since Van put a space between "Foot" and "loose".

But Wayne's World? Anyone wanna explain that?
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

You see how the movies are linked?
Mean Girls - Into The Wild = Self explanatory
Footloose - Varsity Blues = Coach Dan

Bound - Wayne's World = Lesbian high school girls' road trip adventure?
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Oooh. I didn't even think about how the movies are paired up on that sign, I was thinking of all of them individually. Unfortunately, that doesn't make it any clearer (I've also never actually watched Bound, although I know what it's about).
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

Originally Posted by MrX
I just can't get into this season at all. It's trying to be Lost, but doing it poorly.

Once Nat left the pants out there you know Javi was going to pop back up soon.
Same. And the cult shit. I'll continue to watch, but im not digging this season so far
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Man the new episode is a doozy. Lot to unpack from that one.
And Randy is totally worthless.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

I need a crossover with The Last of Uswhere Shauna meets one of Melanie Lynskey’s costars from that show.

Spoiler:




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I'm not gonna spoilerize this cuz it's pure speculation, but they made a big deal about the cop being very unwilling to kiss Callie. Is it because he knows how old she is, or is it because he knows they're brother and sister?
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

Well we all knew this episode would be a tough watch and sure enough it was.
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Jeff playing "Fuck Tha Police" while waiting in the parking lot of the police station

I thought they were eating the placenta before they showed it was a dream.
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I'm at the point where I hope they get rescued soon and we get some time readjusting back home because the teenage part of the story is really starting to drag.

I did crack up at the two girls starting to get excited about the possibility of eating Crystal

Shauna on top of Lotte at the end looked like Ralphie beating up Scut Farkus in A Christmas Story
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Oddly enough, I'm the opposite. I'm far more interested in what's happening in the wild in 1996 than what's happening in the current timeline. With the exception of Shauna. Melanie Lynskey is just playing the hell out of that character. Present day Tai, Van, Nat, and Lottie don't interest me. Misty, kinda. Shauna, totally.

And obviously, I was totally off in my suspicion that the under cover cop was Shauna's baby from 1996. The age was right though
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

The Caligula scene was pretty lame..
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But apparently I'm going to require a rewatch, because AV Club said there was a short clip of Twin Peaks in the opening credits this week, which Yellowjackets was clearly referencing in that sequence
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

This was the first ep for me where both timelines were interesting.

The scene at the retreat where they were coming clean was good. Then in the other timeline they didn’t waste anytime trying to kill Nat.

I was looking for a game to play that won’t take long so I started the campaign for Modern Warfare 2 and cracked up when Warren Kole showed up as the head of a private military contractor. The complete opposite of Jeff





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

I don't like Walter's chances of making out of Season 2 alive...
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Can we all take a moment to appreciate Callie's reference to her "candy drawer"?
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Well that was an unexpected finale. I was expecting some carnage, but not....that.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

This is a pretty good gear drop for fans :

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