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  1. Dec 2, 2019 #1 of 34
    Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    My take:
    Expected weirdness given M. Night’s involvement
    The actors are not disappointing
    Most characters are unsympathetic.
    What is with the wood splinters?
    I’m seeing “red” Easter eggs that need ‘splaining.
    I wasn’t at all pleased when the nanny used the wife’s lipstick.

    These two women look eerily like:
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    (I avoid skinny straight haired brunettes going forward.)
     
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    Jeeters

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    I really enjoyed it. Much more than I thought it would. Was glad with the twist at the end of the first episode (i.e., the doll "turns into" a real baby). Since, before that twist, it was very much reminding me of a movie from a couple years ago, in which a couple hire a nanny to care for their young child (of around toddler age or a bit older), and when she shows up for her first day of work, she learns the "child" is actually just life size doll: The Boy (2016) - IMDb

    I briefly considered that perhaps the baby was real the whole time, and it was the husband who was bonkers in thinking it was just a doll for some reason. (i.e. such that when he discovers the baby, he's now seeing reality.) But after the introduction of the brother, that does not seem to be the case.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, apart from the fact that they don't share a single feature, they're virtually identical! ;)
     
  4. Dec 2, 2019 #4 of 34
    Beryl

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    Not even a little?
     
  5. Dec 2, 2019 #5 of 34
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Sorry, not even a little.

    What, do we all look alike to you? :D
     
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    TAsunder

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    This is my favorite AppleTV+ show by far. It's creepy and interesting. That said, I can't see how this doesn't crash and burn into a hate-worthy show after a couple of late-season reveals, or a protracted lack thereof.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2019 #7 of 34
    mattyro7878

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    Yes...very enjoyable M Night fare. At some point a baby was switched or we are wrong about who is delusional. The splinters must have meaning. How about the effin eels,? I can't see myself EVER eating one. Was it just M Night playing the visitor?
     
  8. Dec 5, 2019 #8 of 34
    LlamaLarry

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    Binged all three last night with my wife and Thing 3; we are definitely hooked. Kind of wish that the trailers didn't spoil the initial twist so it loses a little in the e01 reveals. Strong vibes from The Boy, which for me isn't a bad thing.

    I am having a hard time figuring the social/economic strata of the Turners. I don't know a thing about Philly, but aside from the insane basement and wine cave, their home looks pretty normal upper-middle class to me. Julian saying that Leanne could maybe squeeze 80-100K from whatever con he imagines she is running adds to this as well. I know plenty of people with live-in nannies and 0% of them refer to their nannies as <snooty nasal voice>"the staff"</snooty>.

    Spotted M. Night immediately as the Hear Hare Here delivery man.

    I don't think Nell Free looks anything like Allison Williams. ;).
     
  9. Beryl

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    This show is too weird. Now we have a crazy uncle.

    I laughed out loud when whacked Dorothy said to her brother, “not all families are as normal as we are.”
     
  10. Rob Helmerichs

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    Is it my imagination, or was he biting his tongue? :D
     
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    I would have kicked his ass out when he took over the crib...WTH??!! Not to mention what he did during dinner.

    BTW, knew I've seen Dorothy and Leanne. Dorothy is the young sister in Six Feet Under and Leanne played Myrcella in GoT.
     
  12. TAsunder

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    So they are strongly implying that Leanne has the power to resurrect the dead I guess. In addition to the dog, that might explain the crickets and baby, possibly the uncle.
     
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  13. Rob Helmerichs

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    Not just the dead...the doll was never alive, until she came along.
     
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    What was the deal with the basement floor suddenly cracking? Did Leanne just imagine that?
     
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    There's a interesting theory out there. I spoilerize anyway...

    That Dorothy was responsible for the baby's death (PTSD) and her husband and brother buried the baby in the basement.
     
  16. TAsunder

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    But the baby is already alive. It could be long-ago-buried dead people though.
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, a baby is already alive...is it the baby? Is it an imposter? Is it the doll, animated?
     
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    Or a clone, or the baby’s future baby come back in time. Etc
     
  19. gossamer88

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    I'm starting to lose my patience with this show. This recent episode did not move the storyline at all. In fact it created more questions. WTH??!!
     
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  20. Beryl

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    Julian revealed everything to Leanne but not to us. That’s irritating. What’s up with the swallowed pearl?
     

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