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MrX said:Anyone else finish Hacks? I thought it ended very strong, and it got pretty deep in addition to remaining funny.
Hatorian said:I think it’s because they just focused on small intimate interactions going on at the end of the world instead of big spectacle action pieces. I was on the edge of my seat for all of it.
MrX said:Right on with the Happy Valley / Broadchurch comparison: I wonder if ARon had previously watched those type of shows his perspective and expectations would have been different. He always seems to be holding this show up to True Detective and to me they really don't have much in common. From early on in the first episode I was like "oh, this is a very personal British crime drama that's set in Pennsylvania, I can dig that."
I definitely get the appeal of the shows that are closer to thrillers. They provide great atmosphere and usually center on interesting philosophical ideas, both of which I think genre fans enjoy. I certainly had a lot more fun with True Detective and Sharp Objects and found them to be more thrilling.
I just found Mare to be a much more meaningful experience. In terms of what I actually take away from a show and remember a few years from now, I'll take the somber sequence of Ryan running to his mom or the kitchen scene or the ascent to the attic any day over True Detective's conclusion of "it was just a bunch of evil crazy people being evil and crazy."
RyanReeseman said:Real bummer how dismissive A. Ron has been of the whole thing but there were ultimately a handful of other great podcasts to make up for it.This is one of the better season/series finales I’ve seen in a long time.
This definitely goes with Broadchurch and Happy Valley on the list of shows in this genre that I love for being a little more grounded.