Glitch: The Risen
October 23, 2016 4:36 PM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Sergeant Hayes is a seasoned police officer in the small town of Yoorana in Australia. When late one night he receives a report of a disturbance in the cemetery, he is bewildered to find six naked, filthy, disoriented people wandering the cemetery who don't remember what happened to them.

Newly available to stream on Netflix.
posted by a strong female character (17 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I just accidentally watched all of these! I really enjoyed it, and will keep an eye out for season 2.
Thematically seemed similar to Les Revenants, but the execution was different.
posted by maryrussell at 5:58 PM on October 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


It's pretty good! I watched the season. I'm curious to see where it all leads to. The actors are all good too. Interesting premise and it plays out in a logical-ish manner.
posted by ian1977 at 7:41 PM on October 23, 2016


Yeah, I binge watched it over the weekend. I thought it was really compelling if a bit goofy at times.
posted by a strong female character at 7:47 PM on October 23, 2016


This made me think of Les Revenants, too. While I admired that show, I never actually finished watching it, as there was something manipulative about i I could never quite get a handle on.

The more genre-based take of Glitch works much better for me. This is very entertaining.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:37 PM on October 23, 2016


Watched this last night as we were randomly poking about Netflix looking for something. Really enjoyable. Liked the fact that it was set in Australia; it gave it a different flavour. Looking forward to watching the rest of season 1.
posted by nubs at 7:55 AM on October 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


The Australian small town setting is definitely a fascinating bit of texture to American eyes.

My partner and I ended up wanting a thirty minute documentary abhout Yoorana to follow up the show that would answer questions like:
  • What is the deal with those trees?
  • Is that... is that a bird? Tell me about that bird, please.
  • What is "a surgery"? Why are there no beds there?
  • Is that his exhaust pipe sticking up near the front window? Like, he's set for mudding and off-roading?
  • etc, etc.

posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:19 AM on October 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


DirtyOldTown: I kind of figured "a surgery" was the equivalent of just a doctor's office or maybe an urgent care clinic, but I don't actually know.

Also, I think it's not until episode 2, but there's a scene where James is trying to arrest an uncooperative dude and doesn't take out a gun or even a taser, even though the dude becomes violent. I thought that was interesting as well -- imagine a cop not immediately pulling out a gun as a first line of defense!
posted by a strong female character at 12:08 PM on October 24, 2016 [3 favorites]


Holy shit yes, trying to subdue a violent suspect trying to kill and he never even reaches for his gun.

It's the other side of the world, you guys. Wow.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:19 PM on October 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


Yes, a surgery is a doctor's office. Also a politician's.
posted by idb at 7:04 PM on October 24, 2016 [3 favorites]


I also love that the possibly evil chemical company is called Noregard.

NOREGARD.

NO REGARD.

No regard.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:32 PM on October 24, 2016 [3 favorites]


Holy shit yes, trying to subdue a violent suspect trying to kill and he never even reaches for his gun.

This is what I'm finding the most interesting difference in flavour. Even though I'm in relatively peaceful Canada, I've been so steeped in American procedurals that seeing the cops talk to people in soothing tones, express concern for their well being, offer support, and not reach for weapons is kind of disconcertingly different.
posted by nubs at 7:49 PM on October 24, 2016 [3 favorites]


Is that... is that a bird? Tell me about that bird, please.

I think you mean the Australian Magpie.
posted by Pendragon at 11:25 AM on October 25, 2016


I'm actually fascinated by this whole series - especially the take on human relationships and time differences. Has this particular flavor ever been done before?
posted by corb at 12:05 PM on October 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


I am Australian and love to watch episodes of things and I have literally never heard of this until now, so, thank you.

Plenty of other good Aussie stuff around at the moment. If the accents work for you, check out Deep Water, The Kettering Incident (also: The Katering Show) and also apparently Secret City is pretty decent but I haven't watched it yet.
posted by turbid dahlia at 6:52 PM on October 25, 2016 [2 favorites]


What is the deal with those trees?
Is that... is that a bird? Tell me about that bird, please.
What is "a surgery"? Why are there no beds there?
Is that his exhaust pipe sticking up near the front window? Like, he's set for mudding and off-roading?


Not seen it yet but at a guess:

-Paperbark or gum trees (from the promo images, probably gum trees)
-Magpie as per Pendragon
-Surgery is just what we call a GPs office
-Exhaust near the window (I'm assuming a cop's Land Cruiser) keeps the intake above the water when you are driving through deep water.
posted by turbid dahlia at 6:55 PM on October 25, 2016 [3 favorites]


Let me say kudos to one particular instant. The cop arrives home, hesitates for just an instant before opening his own front door, and I immediately thought "He's got someone in there!", and "It's Sarah!", and "THAT'S why the doctor kept looking at him so strangely!". It was beautiful, a whole backstory and reinterpretation of the doctor's history with him, all in one instant's hesitation at a door.

I'd thought the doc was in love with him, you see, but actually she was thinking "wtf, dude, I'm gonna deliver your baby in about a week!"
posted by Mogur at 3:51 PM on October 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Oh man, yes! That part was perfect, I had the same misinterpretation of the doctors motives as you did.
posted by corb at 4:03 PM on October 29, 2016


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