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



Part survival epic, part psychological horror story and part coming-of-age drama, this is the story of a team of wildly talented high school girls’ soccer players who survive a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to savage clans, while also tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together 25 years later. What began in the wilderness is far from over. Starring Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, with Christina Ricci and Juliette Lewis. Watch the premiere on November 14 at 10/9c on SHOWTIME.


PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alex Wyndham as Adult Kevyn
· Alexa Barajas as Teenage Mari
· Amy Okuda as Cat Wheeler
· Ava Allan
· Briana Venskus as Jessica Cruz
· Christina Ricci as Adult Misty
· Courtney Eaton as Lottie
· Ella Purnell as Jackie
· Jasmin Savoy Brown as Teen Taissa
· Juliette Lewis as Adult Natalie
· Keeya King as Akilah
· Kevin Alves as Teenage Travis
· Liv Hewson as Vanessa "Van" Palmer
· Melanie Lynskey as Adult Shauna
· Peter Gadiot as Adam
· Sammi Hanratty as Teen Misty
· Sarah Desjardins as Callie
· Sophie Nélisse as Teen Shauna
· Sophie Thatcher as Teen Natalie
· Steven Krueger as Ben Scott
· Tawny Cypress as Adult Taissa
· Warren Kole as Adult Jeff Sadecki

CREW INFORMATION:
· Ashley Lyle as CRTR/EP
· Bart Nickerson as CRTR/EP
· Drew Comins as EP
· Jonathan Lisco as EP
· Karyn Kusama as EP/DIR (Pilot)
Premieres next week, but the first episode is up on Showtime Anytime.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

Alan liked it. I will check it out today. I like that cast.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

This looks like it could go either way for me.

Not sure if it's mostly a drama/suspense series, or more sci-fi/horror oriented.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

After episode 1, I'm out. That was pretty bad.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

I liked it.
Old 11-17-21, 10:54 AM
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

Liked the first episode enough that I didn't even watch the "this season on..." part 'cuz I didn't want spoilers.

I didn't know Karyn Kusama was behind this till the closing credits. Not sure if she directs again, but that's certainly gonna bolster my chances of riding this one all the way till the end. Good use of 90s music. Also liked that they used an older (green and red) pennant of the New Jersey Devils, even though they'd already switched to red and black by 1996. Better than The Goldbergs where they had a Devils' fan wearing the 90s jersey in "Nineteen eighty-something".
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Liked the second episode even more, some really nasty stuff (impaled teenagers) in the aftermath of the plane crash. And they're not making much effort to hide who the (eventual) villain is.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

It's "okay". I just don't like how they go back and forth constantly. I wish they'd stick with the plane crash scenes. Its almost like a "tease" when they keep breaking away from all of it.
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I liked it.
I liked it too!
Old 11-23-21, 07:02 PM
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

I like the "tease" of going back and forth in between eras. Makes you think differently about the characters, how they were then vs. how they are now. I mean, Misty was kinda fun in the first episode, only showing a little mean streak and now we know that mean streak is rather extreme.

We also know some characters don't make it out. I'm pretty sure team captain Jackie is a goner.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

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We also know some characters don't make it out. I'm pretty sure team captain Jackie is a goner.
No one has been confirmed as "dead" in the Current time, so who knows who lived (besides the current adult versions). I didn't realize their were so many girls.
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^ Good point, and I'm now realizing we'll definitely see the adult version of a character we presume died in the wilderness ordeal because they haven't been shown yet. Like yes, maybe Jackie.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

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Liked the second episode even more, some really nasty stuff (impaled teenagers) in the aftermath of the plane crash. And they're not making much effort to hide who the (eventual) villain is.
Yeah. I'm enjoying this so far.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

At first I was confused since young Jackie looks just like the The Opposite of Sex - Era Christina Ricci.



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

I was getting more of an Olivia Cooke vibe from teenage Jackie:


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

Seriously look at this girl. How do you cast her in a show with two time lines, one of which features an adult Christina Ricci and not have her play the younger version?

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

Some of the folks at AV Club noticed the same thing I did: If there's a cabin, there must be a way to get to the cabin from civilization. Follow that road or trail to be rescued.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

The cabin seems long abandoned. Maybe any trail is overgrown by now?

BTW : The opening credits, which don't appear until the third episode, are godawful.
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That's a bit of a stretch (trail being overgrown), because even if it is, there's still reason to believe that they can't be more than 10 miles from a major road of sorts. And if people took any kind of vehicle to the cabin, the general location of the trail would still be present, I.E., it must be passable terrain, not something like rocks and cliffs because no vehicle would navigate something like that and rocks and cliffs don't "grow" in 10 or 20 years.

But I won't nitpick it more than that, because to do so would take the fun out of the show. It's like when Alfred Hitchcock was asked why his characters don't go to the police, his answer was a simple "Because that would be BORING", and he's right. If a couple of Yellowjackets hike to civilization, they'll send help to the rest of the team, and the show is over. Still, I hope it's at least discussed and addressed, because otherwise it's almost like the Geico commercial: "Why can't we just get in the running car??"
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

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BTW : The opening credits, which don't appear until the third episode, are godawful.
Yes, THAT!
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Hey, looks like they addressed my concern; by finding the abandoned plane, it's implied the only way to the cabin is by air, there's no road to it.

Show has slowed down a bit, which is to be expected, but it's still got my attention.
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I have the feeling Misty is the one fucking with everyone - sending out the postcards, and maybe killed Travis?
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What about Adam though? I mean, he shows up out of nowhere and immediately is pushing Shauna for a relationship. He just "showed up" at the hotel to get a drink? Who does that? When was the last time you went to a bar at a hotel you weren't staying at? (not including Las Vegas, of course). Is he a journalist? Everyone trying to befriend a former Yellowjacket is always pushing for details on the 19 months.

I saw an interesting theory being posited that Adam doesn't exist because he never interacts with anyone other than Shauna. That's pushing it a bit, but I did recall that when Shauna was buying booze in the parking lot she told Adam to wave, yet you still didn't see him.
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I thought the premiere episode of this was great. So many possibilities.

I can see why it’s 100 percent on RT with critics.
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Re: Yellowjackets (Showtime) - S: Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey

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What about Adam though? I mean, he shows up out of nowhere and immediately is pushing Shauna for a relationship. He just "showed up" at the hotel to get a drink? Who does that? When was the last time you went to a bar at a hotel you weren't staying at? (not including Las Vegas, of course). Is he a journalist? Everyone trying to befriend a former Yellowjacket is always pushing for details on the 19 months.

I saw an interesting theory being posited that Adam doesn't exist because he never interacts with anyone other than Shauna. That's pushing it a bit, but I did recall that when Shauna was buying booze in the parking lot she told Adam to wave, yet you still didn't see him.
That theory is out since in the recent episode, Shauna's daughter meets him at the club they ran into each other at.

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