Sometimes I think I’d like the streaming to slow down a bit, but then I remember what July was like. There are some great things happening with new episodes of Rick and Morty being sort of fast-tracked on Netflix, and the new season of Wet Hot American Summer (I unfortunately didn’t receive screeners for this one). Comrade Detective seems to be the weird kind of thing that I would love, and SBS OnDemand is bringing us the second season of Fortitude next week. I remember writing about it once or twice. Then I never watched it again. Speaking of SBS OnDemand, I saw the first episode of Farang last Friday at Video Junkee, and it was really good (I don’t like it quite as much as Below the Surface). As for Stan, I didn’t get to mention Black Sails or the Werner Herzog collection, which shows how packed August will be. Now I have some television to watch.
Welcome back to my Whodunnit? coverage. I’m covering one episode of this mystery reality show per week as a writing exercise, with some analysis and sleuthing of my own. You can find Episode 3 here, and my friends Regan and Liam are covering the show over on their podcast. Once again, I’ll leave the premise up to the killer, before we get into episode specifics:
You’ve all been personally selected to play my diabolical game of life and death. Your job: stay alive long enough to discover who I am. You can only do that by being the best at solving the crimes I put before you. Fail, and you may be the next to die.. here are the rules. Following each murder, I will offer you the opportunity to investigate one and only one of the following areas: the crime scene, the victim’s last known whereabouts, or… the morgue, where you can examine the corpse in a more private setting. Take a moment to decide which of the three areas you wish to investigate. Give careful consideration to your choice. Take a look around. The killer, I’m afraid, is among us.
NOTE: Do not check out that Twitter account if you don’t want to be spoiled, I’m not linking to it. I spoiled myself for the show. A couple of weeks ago I found out who won, and I just found out who the killer is, so from now on the mystery envelope will be all about the setup. I’m still interested in how the show is structured, especially in regards to how the other contestants identify the killer, so we’ll see how that goes.