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'The Smoke': Episode 2 SPOILER Discussion Thread
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asta77 From: asta77 Date: March 3rd, 2014 12:59 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Just 2 eps in, but still impressed with the way that LK manages to take tropes that seem played out and find something interesting in them. "Shagging the best friend" is a top tier cliche that it's really difficult to stick the landing on anymore. And in all honesty, I'm still working it out but something about the sequence that led up to it felt more slapdash than it should have.

The entire episode I felt we were getting to points in the story faster than we should. Trish having sex with Mal. Kev dealing with the fire and aftermath to the extent he was able to enjoy physical intimacy with Trish again. The engagement. For me, at least the latter two points should have taken another episode or two to develop. But maybe this is the problem with only having an eight episode season/series and having several ongoing arcs instead of standalone stories. And LK obviously has a lot of material she wishes to cover. I enjoyed the episode, but I also felt we were rushing through material I would have liked to have seen drawn out more.

Though Kev struck me as more of a boxers and tee shirt kind of guy when it came to sleepwear so I appreciate losing the PJs. ;p
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