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Severance - AppleTV+ - (***Spoilers***)

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 18,355 CMod ✭✭✭✭The Black Oil




  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    That looks like a solid concept science fiction show.. but being a little wary of Apple since Invasion.. it looks like they might have underdone it.. maybe..

    Just a trailer so far and the idea has a draw to it though.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 18,355 CMod ✭✭✭✭The Black Oil


    Merged the threads, but the new site isn't the smoothest.

    Something rotten at the heart of the trailer.



  • Registered Users Posts: 60,497 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Did a search but nothing showed up.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    Maybe it got severed? 😀



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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 18,355 CMod ✭✭✭✭The Black Oil


    Out today. Some positive reviews about.



  • Registered Users Posts: 60,497 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    I enojyed those first two episodes.

    Stiller directing the first 3 episodes and the last 3 episodes and Irish director Aoife McArdle is directing the middle 3 episodes



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    Car Bed!

    First impression is this is a really well made show. There's some good camera work/directing/writing/mystery building.

    For this first episode, it feels like would be even better to go in completely blind without even knowing the name of the show.. catch 22 there though I guess.


    1: Good intro. Definitely feels like there's some kind of mystery or dodgy goings-on happening that will be explored.

    I really liked how they showed the effect of how Helen percieved continuously re-arriving back through the door. That's the part that being completely blind to anything about the show would've been cool for.

    While Mark might have something going on with the workplace. I think I see some deeper story for him building with how people are treating him outside, something about his wife, how his hands shake when holding a sandwich.

    Oh and the music feels like it builds the right kind of atmosphere for a mystery



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    Alright, this show feels like it might be very bingeable. Strong cliffhanger feel in this one.

    Apple might have dropped the ball on the release schedule.


    2: Oooooh I struggled with the start of this one. Big story and characters story continuing well. Episode, again, well made.

    That brain surgery! 😲 Pushing myself to keep looking.

    Marks hands shaking again.

    I like how the facility is slowly being revealed. Break room seems very ominous.

    Like the cameos from the wellness room Christopher Walken and  Dichen Lachman .. I was like Sierra from Dollhouse!!! 🙂

    Don't have a clue what's going on. Laughed about the eels theory 😂



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    3: An episode to introduce more of the world, build some relationships and

    send Helly to the Break Room.. which doesn't seem too bad.. unless there's more to it than just rereading that passage over and over



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    4: WTF is going on in this show. Okay.. OK.. okay.. it's just 4 episodes in. All right.

    Definitely a compelling set of mysteries going on here. Things at this stage seem very dark.

    Hellys story is so grim... I.. I can't see any clues that she'll be alive next episode.

    Then there's the boss woman, like what's her story. Feels like there are hints she might be a little severed but it's playing out like she's not.

    Then Irving wandering into O&D like that and I was just like.. WTF are they doing in this place.

    Irving and Burts story is being played out really well by Walken and John Turturro



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    5: Well that bit with Kurt and Irving

    was funny.. how they made the jokes about the two teams going at each other.

    Definitely still seems like Lumon is up to something bad if they don't want more teams to be found.

    Maybe not maybe it's all some kind of thing to keep them from bothering someone in the middle of the maze of offices.

    I dunno.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,681 ✭✭✭fluke


    Loving this show so far. The last two episodes seems more focused on a mystery box element.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    6: Oh! That was a brilliant! That was an expertly crafted episode. Looking forward to the next one.

    Looking forward!?!?! I need the next one!

    The CUT in the office story to the 'What happened to your hand' moment on the date was a masterwork!

    Feels like something big happened in the office. That and the dudes installing lockable doors.

    This wife of the senator that the sister is looking into.. I paused on the web search screens and with combined with her scenes so far.. it feels like she may be under some severance control.

    The company I think knows about the other people trying reintegration.


    So then, what's Lumon about.. those cards yer man pocketed didn't seem a big deal. Plus making hatchets and watering cans.. it feels like they just make stuff for people to buy in regular shops. Maybe like a huge Supermarket type job or a supply everything type company. The goats throws the feeling off but might be explainable that way too. Seems a bit wierd to go so overboard with severance for it though.

    Who knows.. could be a big evil, could be a big not-evil-just-money-making, could be something completely different.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭MargeS


    It seems to be a cult and I think the employees might be an experiment.

    But I'm intrigued.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    7: I really like this show. It's so well made. So then..

    Ms. Casey is Marks wife.

    They killed the head of security!

    Glad the sister talked about the wife of the senator maybe being severed.

    So much going on in this show.


    The writer of this episode, Helen Leigh, had some expereince with Archive 81: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8225205/



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,681 ✭✭✭fluke


    Much better episode than 6, and as for that ending!!!



  • Registered Users Posts: 882 ✭✭✭DrZeuss


    I wonder is the severance a type of prison sentence. For example maybe Mark caused the accident with his wife and as an alternative to prison there is the severance option, it might also explain why Helly's outie wants absolutely nothing to do with her innie.

    Also everyone's task inside Lumon is basically just busy work to keep their minds busy doing a "job".

    And if they can activate the innie at any stage like they did with Dylan, is this a sort of crime prevention.

    Probably way off, but there is obviously something weird going on. Great show!



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    Honestly, I think they've kept the mystery really strong. Could be any combination of those or none. They could have a huge curveball.

    For a season one, at least, they've done really well so far.



  • Registered Users Posts: 60,497 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Damn now that is how to do a cliffhanger going into next weeks finale.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    8: Me, right now, just at the end of the episode: OH YOU ABSOLUTE FUCKERS!!

    anyway.. I'm in for the next episode! Oh yes indeed!


    Ms Casey went down the Dark Corridor to the Dark Elevator with the Red Light!

    Irving paints the Dark Corridor to the Dark Elevator with the Red Light!

    What could it be?!?! What could it mean?!?!

    Who the heck were those performers in the Perpituity Wing?!!?



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,049 ✭✭✭gazzer


    I was actually getting stressed out towards the end of ep 8 :) Can't wait until next week's ep. Such a good show



  • Registered Users Posts: 882 ✭✭✭DrZeuss


    Wow, that was a very strange episode, but good!

    So Irving paints the same picture that Ms Casey sees as she is on the way back to the testing floor (hell or death maybe?)

    I don't recall now but were there any other people in the scenes with outtie Irving (bar the dog), maybe he goes to somewhere other than outside.


    Ms Casey also saying she was only a 107 (open to correction) hours old...so is she only real inside Lumon and same as Irving maybe.

    As for the performers....wtf was that and did they resemble Ms Casey and Harmony Cobel? (plus others)




  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    The painting definintely had me thinking about earlier scenes where

    Irving and was there others? I think maybe Dylan too? Maybe Mark? who had been imagining this black goo coming from the ceilings and walls and such.

    Maybe the test floor is a bad bad place to be



  • Registered Users Posts: 882 ✭✭✭DrZeuss


    I have to say Milchick is an amazing character, whenever he comes on screen there's the fear he could be there to escort someone out....or is it a party with a very uncomfortable fake smile and

    with his coldness when walking Cobel out of the building after being fired, I was really expecting (or hoping) to see some compassion or humanity in him but nada, almost robot like.



  • Registered Users Posts: 85,868 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    Severance' Renewed for Season 2 at Apple TV Plus



  • Registered Users Posts: 882 ✭✭✭DrZeuss


    While I am delighted it has been (and I don't think there was any doubt)....it almost guarantees that there will be a whopper of a cliff hanger on the last episode.



  • Registered Users Posts: 60,497 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    WOW!



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,049 ✭✭✭gazzer


    Now THAT'S how to do a great episode



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  • Registered Users Posts: 882 ✭✭✭DrZeuss


    What an ending, I think I need to re-watch that season again....so much to digest.

    Best moment of that last episode:

    Fcuk you Mr Milchick....only Dylan would add the "Mr" when cursing at someone 😂



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