Sunday, June 9, 2019

Zoned Out: The Twilight Zone- 'Point of Origin'

Another week and another trip to a strange land of allegory.  This week, are you really from where you think you are?
This WASP is nice and kind- just not as much as she thinks.  Her life is simple and perfect.
...but it's the Twilight Zone, so it is time for that all to change!
She's arrested for reasons they won't explain and processed with a bunch of other people that seem innocent enough.  What gives?
Will she find out the truth?  If she does, can she accept it?

To find out, stream the Show.
A solid, if more experimental Episode.  This one is a big change for the 'so obvious that it almost hurts' allegory of last week.  When you see what they are going for it, things appear more obvious.  That said, the trip to get there is pretty nice.  It starts out as a simple 'slice of life' and escalates into so much more.  They are clearly address a bigger issue, just in a Sci-Fi sort of way.  They don't beat you over the head with the message- nice.  You could definitely be less subtle with this one.  In this case, they get pretty creative with the whole thing.  That said, it is hard not to see some inspiration for stuff like The Handmaid's Tale, at least with the visuals.  You can't put WASP-y women in uniforms without me seeing that- to be fair.  Given how surreal they play this one, it isn't my favorite Episode so far, but I think it has staying power.  Plus, it has this neat little Easter Egg...
Next time, a tragic death leads to a strange mystery.  What is it all about?  See you then...

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