Sunday Sesh: Let’s Just Watch Glitch

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We’re a week into 2017, and you know what that means. Your resolution to not sit around like a giant slob watching Netflix all day has been abandoned for a solid three to four days. Allow me to enable you by suggesting the highly addictive series Glitch.

Set in a small Australian town, the first episode opens in a cemetery with several dead people climbing out of their graves. Thankfully, this isn’t another tired attempt at the zombie genre with a “but here’s a stupid twist to our zombies!” scenario. These people are in peak physical condition, and are, for all intents and purposes, perfectly healthy and living people. They’re also from different time periods, with some of the “risen” having died well over 100 years ago. As the short first season (only six episodes are on Netflix) plays out, memories from their lives gradually return, attempts are made to connect with still-living relatives for some, and we start to get hints of what may have caused their return.

Despite having vastly different moods and plots, the series reminds me a bit of the wildly popular Stranger Things. That show had a resounding appeal to basically anyone that watched it, including several Toilet-dwellers that I might have expected to write it off. Like I said, the two shows don’t share much in common in the way of content, but both boast an intriguing premise and skillful writing which kept the shows moving forward and the audience smashing that mf “next episode” button. Both shows also deal with a darker subject matter while, for the most part, the characters stay bright and likable, yet convincing and relatable. Multiple storylines are juggled as each character’s past is revealed, yet none feel like a slow spot or a dead end. Thankfully, season two is already in production and is expected to hit Netflix in 2017. I’m a little wary of the reveal that I think is coming for the reasons behind the resurrections, but I have high hopes based on season 1. I do need to warn you, however, not to be turned off by the terrible promo photo you may come across. The show is good, I promise

I wanted to include some good metal with “glitch” worked in there, but the only band with that name on Metal Archives looked hilarious and terrible. For some reason I don’t think their 2010 album Bringin Metal 2 the Masses, available only on MySpace, would resonate with the crowd here. Instead, let’s revisit the weird, glitchy stylings of good old Genghis Tron, a band that doesn’t always get the love they deserve. Once the tunes are over, binge your way through Glitch and let me know what you think.

  • Pentagram Sam

    For six episodes, I can give this a whirl. Thanks for the rec man, I see this pop up on the Netflix streaming thing alot.

    This topic got me thinking though. As I’m plowing thru the great Walking Dead re-watch from the beginning, I’ve noticed that watching a couple episodes a day really makes the story move alot faster. Even the dreaded farm house season seemed to fly by.

    With more and more shows being made for platforms like Netflix, do you think the writers factor in that alot of people WILL binge watch a whole season in less than a week? You can move the story alot faster without awkward call back references when the gap between episode 1 and 8 is 4 days, not two months.

    • KyleJMcBride

      I used to love TWD, but they lost me halfway through season 6 with yet another generic strongman villain who is nowhere near as interesting as The Governor.

      • Pentagram Sam

        Even as a fan I gotta admit that this start was kinda rough. But again, that might be due to pacing issues in the sense that after the big head smash premiere, we go from new group to new group to meet everyone. After the huge impact of the first episode, it takes like four weeks to come back to that group to see the after effects.

        If instead of being a month later in real time, if it was two days later to come round to see how erryone reacts to the deaths and the planning to fight back, the pace would be alot quicker.

        All that apologist speak aside, I do hope the Negan arc has a resolute ending at most, by next years mid season finale.

        Shit, there was also how on the Sons of Anarchy re-watch I was dreading the part where they go to Ireland cos I remembered it being a looooong time in season 3. During the rewatch though, this part seemed alot shorter and I enjoyed it way more than I remembered.

        • KyleJMcBride

          I’m sure Negan will be quite dead by the end of season 8 at the latest. Major villains on TWD don’t tend to last more than 2 seasons.

          • Black Unbeard

            i doubt i made it past season 3 or 4. the zombie shit gets old to me quick unless its Zombie Apocalypse by Mortician or Left4Dead

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY
  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Man, I’m behind stuff as it is. Why you gotta do this to me?!

  • tertius_decimus

    Hey, ToH! Happy New Year and hail everyone!

    I’ve been busy lately and that’s a good thing. I’m doing more than fine, got a raise at work, got a premium over current salary, upgraded my bike and so on. Things are definitely different compared to what happened in the past.

    Well, I’m here now to share some new cool Ukrainian music. Enjoy and have a nice week!

    https://soundcloud.com/vivienne_mort/02-vivienne-mort

    https://soundcloud.com/wearemyopia/all-the-time

    https://soundcloud.com/iamyouofficial/sets/iamyou-zmstovno-rzn-mini-album

    • Hail to thee! Glad that things are on the upswing for you. Cheers man

  • RJA

    Nice! Been looking for something new to watch on Netflix. Various people have told me to watch the OA – any thoughts on that one anyone?

    • Nope.

      • RJA

        Nope, no thoughts – or nope, don’t watch it?

        • Nope, not for me. I couldn’t get past the first episode. Which obviously doesn’t mean you won’t. The story is all over the place and unevenly paced and I’m just not believing any of the characters. *shrug*

    • NDG

      I just finished watching it. The story is a bit all over the shop but I still enjoyed it.

    • Dumpster Lung

      I have mixed feelings about the end of it, but especially in the beginning I thought the OA was super engrossing.

      I’d still recommend it. Once you get far enough along, one major aspect they introduce seems a bit silly, and then the way it ends does make sense/works with the theme they were going for I guess, but ultimately still kinda disappointed me slightly.

      I will give them massive props for including a classic Sanctuary (yes, the awesome 80s Warrel Dane band) song in one episode though. That was a pretty sweet little surprise.

      • RJA

        I’ve heard people were a bit disappointed with the ending – I’m sure I’ll watch at some point here, sounds decent enough.

        • Dumpster Lung

          Yeah, like the way it ends does match up well with what they were going for, and kinda the theme of the whole thing, but it just wasn’t quite where I wanted it to go. Hurry up and watch it so we can just talk spoilers lol.

  • more beer

    I saw Khemmis last night. Any of you going to see them on this tour they are about to embark on. Will not be disappointed. They played a pretty flawless set. With a good mix of old and new. To a very packed hometown crowd.

    • Óðinn

      Nice.

      • more beer

        See them if you can.

  • ≠ Voidscape Tyree ≠
    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      Ordered a patch and a pin for my battle jacket yesterday, also finally decided on a Teitanblood back patch.

      • ≠ Voidscape Tyree ≠

        Nice. Good call on the Teitanblood back patch.

        • Dave Vincent’s Perm

          Jackets gonna be pretty much exclusively red, white and black besides the studs once it’s done

          • Count_Breznak

            The good old Hugo Boss design ?

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Hell yeah. I need that shirt!

  • Lately i cant bring myself to sit down and watch a tv show and im not sure why. I find myself preferring to do something that engages my brain like video games or something.

    • KyleJMcBride

      Dealing with the Working Joes was enough to put me off Alien Isolation for the short term. Maybe I’ll get back into Dead Space.

      • Working joes scare you?

        • KyleJMcBride

          One minute there’s just one and then 10 seconds later you’re surrounded by them. They’re a bigger pain in the ass than the Alien.

          • Eh they’re not so bad once you get further in. Bob on the other hand, gets progressively worse

          • KyleJMcBride

            I’ll probably finish Dead Space before I get back into Alien.

          • Dead Space 1 and 2 are both rill gud. Never touched 3, heard it was action instead of horror :/

      • Dumpster Lung

        Man I love Alien Isolation. I still need to try out Dead Space sometime. Always meant to, but just like music, there’s simply so much stuff out there it’s hard to play it all.

        Pretty sure I’m at the very tail end of Alien Isolation now, but I have yet to finish. I’ll try avoiding spoiling anything, but seems the focus of your troubles shifts yet again after a certain point.

        As far as the Working Joes go, I didn’t mind them, even though they were real bastards sometimes. I like how creepily cold and detached they are, and the way they can’t actually go faster than a brisk walk. Makes them that much more unnerving. The ones with the hazmat-looking suits are a real bitch, though.

        • KyleJMcBride

          I prefer just being able to wander around solving puzzles rather than getting attacked by a million different enemies.

          • Dumpster Lung

            I just love how well they absolutely nailed the atmosphere of the first Alien. Every other game adaptation has gone for the James Cameron approach, where you’re a space marine shooting tons and tons of Xenos. This one is just so damn good at making you feel like you’re right there in the first movie.

            But yeah, where I am right now is definitely a pretty crazy spot. Pretty much constantly under attack. I gotta jump back in and finish it soon.

    • I feel the same way a lot. Just watching something is nowhere near as engaging and interesting as interacting with it.

  • KyleJMcBride

    Episode 1 of The Expanse was decent enough to merit watching episode 2. Season 2 starts next month so plenty of time to get caught up.

    • KyleJMcBride

      Ok, so I’m 5 episodes in and I’m still enjoying The Expanse, good scifi drama with a lot going on.

  • Black Unbeard

    this fucking bar im at is 100% hipsterfied

  • Dumpster Lung

    I actually watched all of this show last month. Really enjoyed it. I’m super glad I never saw that promo photo until now though, or I would have surely skipped it. Holy shit does that make it look dumb.

    It’s actually really a fun watch, though!