Friday, August 5, 2022

Emmy Catch-Up: Station Eleven

Station Eleven: Season 1, Episode 4 “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Aren't Dead” (B)

This show is undeniably interesting, but it’s also a bit hard to process and completely understand. We still don’t have too much information about what happened between year one and year twenty, and only a few flashes of a young Kirsten obsessing over the book while Jeevan tried to warn her about the dangers that were around them. It was trippy to hear Kirsten repeat verbatim the same disciplinary warnings to Alex that Jeevan had shouted at her when she was younger, and we’re also hearing a lot about the prophet of this notion of “there is no before” which is quite ominous. Yet there’s also a good deal of comedy laced into all of this that makes it hard to determine how seriously everything should be taken. Brian just rode up on his bicycle only again inviting them to come to the Museum of Civilization, armed with an NPR CD of Sarah’s. The casting of David Cross, one of my favorite actors that I’ve interviewed, was a sign that his role might be more lighthearted, but after some miraculously-sidestepped mines and talks of a return from retirement, he appears to have been killed by the kids wearing mines who went up to embrace him. Watching Kirsten descend the stairs as she was trying to warn them was intense and very worrisome. This concept of “post-pans” is definitely an intriguing one, and I wonder if those born before the world-changing virus are the same people claiming enlightenment only for those born after it.

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