Discussion for episode 18: Weekend

General discussion about the nineteen episodes of "My So-Called Life". Note: Our episode guide can be found here.
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Re: Discussion for episode 18: Weekend

Post by Mutajon » Nov 8th 2011, 12:13 pm

BuffaloLawnmower wrote: YAY! Another Twin Peaks fan! *hands you a damn fine cup of coffee and some cherry pie*
*Gulp* Why thank you! I've always wanted to try one of these :)
BuffaloLawnmower wrote: I actually DID like the second season, but I know that I'm in the minority. To my understanding, Lynch wanted to wait to reveal the killer but the suits at ABC forced his hand early, so he had to make do and I think that there are some great moments. I could have lived without all of the Donna and James stuff, though--in both seasons. Also the whole triangle with Lucy-Andy-Richard Tremaine. Still, those things aside, it's a close second to MSCL for the title of my favorite show.
* For me the first season of TP is on a par with MSCL in terms of overall quality across the board (directing, acting, music, etc). Both are just amazing.
I hated the fact that for the entire first season TP made the viewer believe that it's a realistic drama, and there was a strong feeling that there's a logical explanation to the murder. The whole approach they eventually took - [SPOILER COMING UP! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!] a paranormal entity that takes over people and turns them into psychos [/SPOILER] - was extremely disappointing (to put it as mildly as one can), and not at all in-line with the "spirit" of the first season. If I remember correctly, I recall reading/seeing Lynch saying he didn't want to ever reveal the murderer, since the show was all about the mystery. Once the mystery was over so was the show! I felt that they completely lost themselves with the revelation and most of what came afterwards...
BuffaloLawnmower wrote: PS Just for your amusement:

"Twin Bricks" (Twin Peaks, quickly summed up in Legos)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zydZq2lVnns
I've seen this clip before! It's pure genius :-)
Thanks for the other recommendations. I'll see if I can get my hands/eyes on any of them.
BuffaloLawnmower wrote: Sorry to get off-topic, but I just had to share that.
Ditto. Back to MSCL it is!
BuffaloLawnmower wrote: I wonder if there are any good parodies/spoofs/tributes to "My So-Called Life" out there, speaking of those things? If anyone ever finds or makes any that are really good, I'd be glad to know!
Me too.
Although I thought that if anywhere here we'll be the place to find such things... alas there are non to be found.
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Re: Discussion for episode 18: Weekend

Post by Jody Barsch* » Nov 13th 2011, 4:47 pm

BuffaloLawnmower wrote:I wonder if there are any good parodies/spoofs/tributes to "My So-Called Life" out there, speaking of those things? If anyone ever finds or makes any that are really good, I'd be glad to know!
2/8 Life, originally from Independent Comedy Network, is mostly a parody of Zwick and Herskovitz's Quarter Life, but the characters' names come from MSCL, and they kind of poke fun at Jordan being a dumb guitar player, etc., but it's definitely not directly based on the actual MSCL characters.
The only other thing I've found is this, and it's not exactly what you had in mind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBQHDzHrpd4
It's funny that there isn't more stuff out there, considering how much people love the show, and because it seems like MSCL would be parody gold -- Jordan and Patty especially.
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Re: Discussion for episode 18: Weekend

Post by BuffaloLawnmower » Nov 15th 2011, 7:26 am

Jody Barsch* wrote:
BuffaloLawnmower wrote:I wonder if there are any good parodies/spoofs/tributes to "My So-Called Life" out there, speaking of those things? If anyone ever finds or makes any that are really good, I'd be glad to know!
2/8 Life, originally from Independent Comedy Network, is mostly a parody of Zwick and Herskovitz's Quarter Life, but the characters' names come from MSCL, and they kind of poke fun at Jordan being a dumb guitar player, etc., but it's definitely not directly based on the actual MSCL characters.
The only other thing I've found is this, and it's not exactly what you had in mind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBQHDzHrpd4
It's funny that there isn't more stuff out there, considering how much people love the show, and because it seems like MSCL would be parody gold -- Jordan and Patty especially.

The girl in the video has Angela's voice and inflection down pretty good, I think. For me, it wasn't so much what she said but how she said it and how much she sounded like Angela that was funny, plus she had her facial expressions and little mannerisms.

I don't know how to do it or else I would at least try, but if someone ever did MSCL in Legos, and it was genuinely funny, I think that would be awesome. I wish that I knew how to do that stuff. Hmmm...that would be a fun challenge to have here or a fun collaboration project.

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Re: Discussion for episode 18: Weekend

Post by Mutajon » Nov 15th 2011, 11:00 am

Jody Barsch* wrote: The only other thing I've found is this, and it's not exactly what you had in mind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBQHDzHrpd4
Ha! Nice find :)
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