2017-08-10 23:52:48 UTC
I posted after watching the first episode of the six-episode first
season of Glitch, the latest entry in the "group of local people come
back from the dead" show, and was not impressed. It seemed clumsy and
superficial and paled so in comparison to Les Revenants (although, in
fairness, almost any show probably would).
Having completed viewing the six episodes, I am considerably more
positive about the show. While it lacks the mesmerizing atmosphere and
depth of the characters of Les Revenants, I was able to enjoy it on its
own merits, and I appreciated its specifically Australian take on the
genre. (I haven't watched many Australian shows.) It's not a large
investment in time, and the final episode introduced two unexplained
issues, one clearly supernatural and the other possibly so, that should
lead to a more complex season two.
It differs from the other shows in the genre in that there is only a
small group (seven people) who return, all from the same local
graveyard, so that there is greater focus on the individual returnees,
and very little on the reaction of others, only a few of whom find out
about the returnees, at least that we're shown. (Some reviews say that
six returned, but there was a seventh who died early to establish a
critical limitation on the returnees.)
Perhaps I missed it, but I didn't hear an explanation for the title
(i.e., the word used in dialog).
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