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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Beryl, May 18, 2020.
I've read it, but obviously don't remember, see my reply above.
I watched the first episode and it had me scratching my head, mainly because I had never seen the movie. I managed to find a copy of it and watched it the other day. Now, I'm usually one to try and ignore the absurdity of any plot and just try to enjoy it for the mindless entertainment that it is, but this premise is so stupid that it defies belief. The original writer for this must have been doing mushrooms or some other mind bending drug to come up with this plot. That being said, I'm going to try my best and push this way down deep and try to enjoy it at face value. It's definitely different than anything else on TV right now so it's got my attention. After seeing the movie it seemed like a pretty big stretch to make this into a TV series. It's like taking Murder On The Orient Express and dragging it out for an entire season.
Aside from the issue of mankind freezing the planet in an attempt to curb global warming, the plot has more holes than Florida has sinkholes. Others have already asked many of the questions that come to mind so I won't bother repeating them. I have many of my own but don't really see the point in asking. Why not just bring in Samuel Jackson and a bunch of snakes and call it Snakes on a Train? It would make just about as much sense as this train wreck.
I previously jokingly said that it would take less time to discuss what in the show is believable, but the more I think about it, the only thing that I find believable is the socioeconomic division of the rich and not so rich and poor (who are stow-aways, and that is not believable, as why were they allowed to stay on the train)
What else does anyone here find believable?
And of course that's the whole point..the train is an allegory for class divisions in modern society (originally, modern European society, although the movie adaptation was made by a South Korean and the TV show by Americans).
Is that the only thing you also find believable?
Seriously, I can’t think of anything else. Even keeping the stowaways on board is not believable - and that’s the plot driver on the show.
Mike O'Malley is in everything! Whatever he's paying his agent, it's not enough.
Keeping a class on board to do work that the other classes wouldn't do is not believable?
A class of people who are alien to the intended purpose of the train? And who are there illegally?
Just like illegal immigrants in 'merica?
Why, I never thought of that!
You would have thought they would arrange for that in advance.
arm removal. Stick arm outside, it freezes, then cut/break it off. If it is as cold as Jennifer Connelly says, that's somewhat factual. (just takes way longer to freeze)
I was expecting to see that in the pilot episode. But I have to believe it will be early in the the second one.
That would be believable, so why are they kept in the tail doing nothing?
ok, that’s believable.
it didn’t take long to freeze solid in The Day After Tomorrow.
They live in the tail. The kid mentions wanting to be an apprentice in one of the scenes, so they must have jobs. Old Ivan was a piano tuner.
Also mentioned in the show is that they don’t help out, and anyone who does leave is a “Traitor or the tail”.
I say, just pull the pin on the tail
There must have been an original purpose for the tail cars whether it be storage or possible future expansion. I assume the tallies just took it over and made its purpose their own. And if you pull the pin those tail cars won't be in the front and in the way on the next loop. Could make for an interesting experiment to rearrange the social classes.