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Whodunnit Season 1

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Azlen, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. aaronw

    aaronw Member

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    I also didn't understand the whole thing about the wrong name of the medallion, or what it even had to do with anything. I also have no idea how they can possibly be setting up one of the people to be the killer, does that person even know at this point that they are the killer, and if so, are they just told about the entire 'scene' before it happens? The group solving the murder is interesting, but some parts of it seem quite convoluted. Especially some of the people saying 'I don't want to be killed next!'. I mean, I get it, they are "playing" a part, but that's a level of meta-oddness that is just weird.

    Also, they are doing a 'postmortem' (ha) blog on abc.com with some 'real life' facts from the filming of each episode, which makes for some interesting reading:

    http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/whodunnit/blogs/postmortem/week-1-postmortem
    http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/whodunnit/blogs/postmortem/episode-102-fire-starter-postmortem
     
  2. mattack

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    At one point, one group said something like they thought the medallion exploded, starting the fire.. but I don't think there was any evidence to support that in the rest of the episode.

    About the 'wrong name' thing.. They were actually being kind of clever.

    The one team found out that it said Saint X, but were telling the rest of the teams Saint Y. If the other teams *corrected* them that it was Saint X, they would know that the other teams (1) had found more information, and (2) were being honest..

    I think I've got that pretty much right.
     
  3. bacevedo

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    I have the same question. With The Mole, the mole was actually doing stuff that people might catch on to. On this show, what does the killer do that anyone would be able to catch on to? Just throw people off on the clues? Watch for someone trying to mislead people?

    How are the contestants figuring out who the killer is in addition to solving how each murder happened? Or maybe they aren't supposed to figure out the killer and just make sure they make it to the end by figuring out how each murder happened? In that case I could see the killer is there to try to throw people off with bad clues, etc.

    And yeah, the medallion thing bothered me in the 2nd episode because it wasn't a necessary part for the murder but was still something they needed to have correct for their test. Was it just a red herring for people to get caught up on?
     
  4. TonyTheTiger

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    Well, more pointless clues in the third episode!

    The whole thing with the garage door opener seemed a little off to me - and the fact that only one person got to see the attic, so it completely relied on his honesty (or otherwise).
     
  5. aaronw

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    And the tree branch didn't make any sense either. I *sort* of understand why they are putting stuff in like that, to make plausible other theories. But, along the "how much staging are they doing" aspect, why was the DVD playing *again* in the breakfast room at the exact same time they happened to be there?
     
  6. bacevedo

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    I was convinced Don was the killer because he sure didn't act like a homicide detective. I guess they never said he was a good detective. He just acted out of character for a detective and didn't seem good at following or finding clues. But it could also be editing or the fact that he is used to looking for actual clues in a real crime and everything being set up or staged might be too obvious for him.
     
  7. stellie93

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    I think he would do well if he could see all 3 areas of clues, but then he sucks at the riddles, which aren't something you get in a real crime.

    Am I missing it, or is there no clue given as to who the killer is? We see how it was done, but I'm missing any way to connect it to an individual. :confused:

    Not sure why I'm still watching this show....
     
  8. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Painted footprints on the doors? seriously?
    Why are the people who had 'scared' cards always the last to enter the room?
     
  9. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Batman would argue otherwise.
     
  10. sieglinde

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    Continuity errors - Dante was wearing shoes when he ran out of the house on fire. Actually I hope that was a stunt man. They killed one of the most irritating players which I was a tad surprised at.
     
  11. Azlen

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  12. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

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    You may want to spoilerize your post as it is outside what is seen on the show.

    Regarding the behind the scenes Q&A

    It is interesting the murderer is not aware of how each murder is done and has to solve along the way. I actually think it is stupid and agree with the article that if that is the case why have it as one of the cast members. I rather see the murder take someone form the opposing side (since we have two teams right now) and lead them possibly down the wrong path so they maybe won't get to know about the clues.
     
  13. mattack

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    OK, that's incredibly lame.. I'll still keep watching though.
     
  14. magaggie

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    So the "killer" has been picked to make the show fair, since they have to guess who it is every week, but other than that there is no connection between the murders and the "killer?" Whaaaa? So the killer may have already been eliminated?
     
  16. TonyTheTiger

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    I would hope that the producers know who the killer is and would avoid killing him/her off - otherwise who will do the rest of the killings? :rolleyes:
     
  17. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Exactly. That's one reason why they hand out at least two scared cards, so that if the killer is one of the scared, they can kill off someone else.
     
  18. stellie93

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    So at the end they are down to 2 people, but you don't know if you are the winner or the killer? This is so stupid--and yet I'm watching it.
     
  19. TonyTheTiger

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    OK, not sure this conversation counts as needing to be in spoilers any more as it's mostly conjecture...

    No, the finale will most likely have THREE people - the killer and two finalists. You really haven't thought this out, have you?
     
  20. sieglinde

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    The Mole had three people at the end. This is the only way you can do this.
     

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