Author Topic: Jordan Peele's Twiglet Zone Series 2  (Read 619 times)

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Jordan Peele's Twiglet Zone Series 2
« on: June 29, 2020, 11:48:46 PM »
This is back, and rather than weekly episodes like the last series, it's dumped the lot and run away.

The first run had an odd relationship to the original show.  There was only one episode that was credited as a remake - the gremlin on the wing of the plane - and even that altered the story significantly (there was no gremlin, it was about a podcast).  The others were intended to either hit the same themes, or otherwise be reminiscent of classic episodes.  This time the approach is supposed to be completely new stories that fit in the TZ wheelhouse.

I've given the first three a go, and they're alright.

Meet in the Middle Has a classic TZ feel in that there's a central conceit that they don't give a flying one about explaining.  Some tooler starts hearing a woman's voice in his head, but unusually for this type of story, he is genuinely hearing a real living person who lives a few hundred miles away.  A pretty decent story, but it would have been improved by being a bit shorter.  This was a problem last time.

Downtime Rejected Black Mirror episode.

The Who of You Completely bugnuts body-zapping nonsense.  A down-on-his-luck actor tries to rob a bank, but on locking eyes with the cashier, switches minds with her.  This sets off a massive chain of body-switching as he runs about with a bag of money, staring into peoples' eyes and thrusting the bag into their hands.  Gloriously ridiculous.


Re: Jordan Peele's Twiglet Zone Series 2
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 06:20:44 AM »
Crikey, it seems like series 1 appeared just a couple of months ago!

Where can this be watched?

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Re: Jordan Peele's Twiglet Zone Series 2
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 09:04:12 AM »
I've seen a few episodes, it's up on the torrents, I liked the one with the magic coin that made everybody clap the only ropey one so far is about a planet conquering octopus - which is pretty hatstand. I quite liked the first episode too as it featured an actor from that black mirror about the space ship, so swings n roundabouts.

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Re: Jordan Peele's Twiglet Zone Series 2
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2020, 12:46:54 AM »
Ovation:  The coin one mentioned by HG.  It finishes up in exactly the way you'd suspect from early on - but that was always the case in the classic episodes too.

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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2020, 02:43:49 PM »
How do you get to watch this (or the first series) in the uk?

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Re: Jordan Peele's Twiglet Zone Series 2
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2020, 06:02:11 PM »
First series is available through Sky.

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Re: Jordan Peele's Twiglet Zone Series 2
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2020, 11:41:50 PM »
Or, y'know.

Halfway in it seems to have settled into some very inconsequential half-hour episodes, one of which (mentioned by HG) doesn't really fit the house style at all, and is instead just an episode of a sci-fi horror type thing that would probably be more at home on the X-Files.  Not a huge surprise, given who wrote it.

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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2020, 10:57:46 AM »
And the ending of the one after that one makes absolutely no sense.

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Re: Jordan Peele's Twiglet Zone Series 2
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2020, 11:13:42 PM »
It used the word 'conquer' Barbara.

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