Feb 25, 2016
Elise and Dave continue their examination of Hulu's adaptation of Stephen King's 11.22.63. Jake takes a break from his JFK headaches in this episode, spending a little time in scenic Holden, Kentucky, where young Harry Dunning and his family are scheduled to be slaughtered on Halloween night. If the past takes exception to any meddling with its "greatest hit" murders, will it be a little more flexible when it comes to those "deep cut" deaths that are destined only to be commemorated in GED compositions? All in all, it's a pretty creepy meditation on meat and misogyny, with a lot of interesting echoes of David Lynch's Blue Velvet. Elise also finds James Franco's performance much to her liking, thanks to little soupçons of Cliff Robertson and Robert Stack that she detects in his approach to the material. Finally, she wants everyone to realize that time is too short to bother with all of those extra syllables in "misogynistic". "Misogynous" was good enough for sledge hammer wielding patriarchs of the old school - and it should be good enough for us.
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Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, "Stay"
Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure