I really liked Resurrection.
The reason in particular is something I have been longing for more of in primetime television for a while now:
genuine standalone visual establishment as storytelling.
When a shot does more than one thing, it’s special.
Most shows treat it simply - they’ll give us the basics in their first episodes, but will mostly just give us Continuity Nods later on. And this is good - both of these things essentially mean writers are aware of their story deeply.
But when a shot in Episode One both gives us vital information about the situation the characters are in and their emotional states - not one or the other - it’s one of the best shots in the episode.
Mild spoiler ahoy-
songs that don’t
make me feel better
make me feel calm
all the time now.
i shadowbox under Glass Mountain Trust
and wrap my knuckles in rope to Sound The Bells
i cannot Be Calm
because Be Calm
tries too hard to
do what it wants me to.
what i want
is to have peace for myself
but there’s a war waging
outside my head
so my heart is uptempo and
in common time
so i must fight back
and after survival will
come peace. i’ll
sip tea with lovely people
when the gunpowder settles,
when the world is done with its whirlwind spinning
and leaves with all its vertigo with it,
but so long as a wardrum beats
where i can hear it
i am either fighting
and i don’t know what happens to me when i die
so i’ll fight for a while
with this tune behind me.
it does not make me feel better.
but silence doesn’t either.
Lately you’ve been hearing a lot about The Thrilling Adventure Hour. You may have seen the posts here on Tumblr talking about the crossover show between Welcome to Night Vale and The Thrilling Adventure Hour at Emerald City Comic Con. And on the most recent WTNV podcast, Joseph Fink mentioned the crossover as well.
So by now you might be wondering: What the heck is this Thrilling Adventure Hour thing? Should I be listening to it as well as Welcome to Night Vale? Are they similar at all? Do I have room in my heart for two podcasts? Will the Sheriff’s Secret Police show up in an unmarked van and haul me away?
The answers to these questions are: I’m about to tell you. Yes. Sort of. Probably. Definitely. (But not for listening to TAH. You know what you did.)
As a huge fan of both podcasts, this post I’m making here is just going to be a basic introduction to Thrilling Adventure Hour and reasons why you, as a Listener, might be interested in also becoming an Adventurekateer. Oh, yes, TAH fans are called Adventurekateers. Fun, right? Anyway, I’m not going to go SUPER in depth into exactly what TAH is. For that, I highly recommend you go check out whitachi’s awesome TAH introduction post here. Really, as soon as you finish reading this post, go read that post, too. Or, go read it now. Or after you get back from your sojourn to THE BROWNSTONE SPIRE. Whatever. I’m not the boss of you. That’s StrexCorp, probably.
I’m going to put a Read More cut here because I care about your dash, but please click it. What else are you going to read, a book? Books are illegal.