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'The Smoke': Episode 2 SPOILER Discussion Thread
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zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: March 1st, 2014 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I got the "you're over the character limit" warning again - waaaaheyyy!

So, Kev's amusing Titanic anecdote was a nifty cover story he concocted, right? Because, when might that have happened exactly? Seems like he actually made that discovery on the stairs with Trish (UNF, by the way) and then it's a case of wanting to make sure Mal is aware of that particular bit of information (after the "mine still works" dig earlier), but that was a special moment and he doesn't really want to kiss and tell, either. (Whatever the case, "The ship sinks" might be my favorite Deadpan!Bamber line reading EVER.)

Quick word about the nudity, or rather reactions to the nudity. Most of the ones I've seen online have been of your basic "Well, oh my!" variety, but I've seen a few now where they were clearly made uncomfortable not just by the depiction of Kev's injuries but by the amount of male nudity in general. TBH there are a lot of shows now where male nudity is more commonplace but compared to female obviously it's still rare. By contrast this show has so far upended that ratio, I wonder if that's part of what they're reacting to. Anyway... just an observation. ;)

No but really... what IS Trish hiding? I'll hit the bench for a bit and let someone else throw out the pitch on that one.

p.s. Pippa said it best her own self on the Twittermachines: Ziggy don't play.

p.p.s. DRUNKEN OTIS REDDING TOMFOOLERY no really cut it out you two, I can't. <3<3<3


Edited at 2014-03-01 05:05 pm (UTC)
asta77 From: asta77 Date: March 3rd, 2014 01:15 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Again, going back to my editing/rushing through material comment, the Titanic reference confused me a bit. I understand your take on it, and you very well could be right, but I wasn't sure if they were talking the next morning or more time had passed. And if they are such good mates and, well, guys, why not just tell him he was with Trish and felt something? He didn't have to go into detail about how he discovered he had recovered some sensation. Or maybe the Titanic thing did happen and he decided to share that because it just happened and was a nice surprise? And why am I thinking so much about this???

In regards to the male frontal nudity, I've seen some of what you are talking about. There is no question that female nudity is shown much more than male nudity on TV and in film, though we are gradually seeing more of the full monty. ;) But in one of the articles I read, the writer was also talking about how on another UK show it was a big deal that two men kissed, which left me going, "Huh?" That's definitely something that is becoming more and more common in the US (on TV and in film), to the point I can't recall the last time it made the entertainment news here. So I was wondering if the nudity would make as many 'headlines' here as the UK?
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