Glitch: There Is No Justice
October 25, 2016 12:51 PM - Season 1, Episode 4 - Subscribe

Vic finds Maria and convinces her to take him to the group. James spends an intimate night with Kate and Kirstie remembers how she died.
posted by DirtyOldTown (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Holy shit, Paddy continues to surprise!
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:52 PM on October 25, 2016


Also, my spouse pointed out to me how often jealousy seems to figure into these stories... There's the James/Sarah/Kate love triangle, the misunderstanding that led to accusations of infidelity against Maria, Paddy very possibly having been killed over his relationship with Talinda...
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:57 PM on October 25, 2016 [2 favorites]


I keep thinking about Paddy. I really like how they've developed him. Given that he's from 150 years ago, the standard thing to do with him would be to go the man-out-of-his-time route, fish out of water jokes, that kind of thing.

But what they did makes so much more sense and makes him so much more interesting. They took a hardass, wildly successful, self-made frontier/outback man and put him in our time and his reaction boils down to, "Things are different? Don't care. Fuck you. I'll adapt and get mine anyway." I can't remember seeing a character quite like him.

And then the storyline with his Aboriginal wife? I could watch a Paddy and Beau spinoff.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:41 PM on October 25, 2016 [3 favorites]


The actress who plays Kirstie is spot-on too. She is the very embodiment of a very particular kind of loose-limbed, strutting kind of young female sexuality... a kind that small town women often despise. So I'm interested to see where that "Slut" graffiti on her grave came from.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:47 PM on October 25, 2016 [2 favorites]


I keep thinking about Paddy. I really like how they've developed him. Given that he's from 150 years ago, the standard thing to do with him would be to go the man-out-of-his-time route, fish out of water jokes, that kind of thing.


I think that Paddy has very quickly become one of the best/most compelling characters on the show; they decided to go deep with him and make his situation complex and challenging. They are taking a character who I thought was going to be the racist caricature and are putting him into a situation where he's fighting for the aboriginal side of his family.
posted by nubs at 9:39 AM on October 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


I found Maria very annoying in this episode. Why does she instantly believe Vic that her daughter can be brought back to life too? Honestly I wasn't sad to see her go.

And yeah, I feel like Kirstie is very believable as a confident, reckless 80s teenage girl. I love her dynamic with Charlie and how he's miffed by her but is still protective of her.

I agree that Paddy is a well-written character and it's starting to make more sense as to why Beau is friends with him even though he's racist and pretty self-serving.
posted by a strong female character at 5:09 PM on October 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Maria seemed to be the least grounded character flipping quickly from "this is a miracle" to "this is a punishment." But notice she died AFTER she explained to her husband that she not only hadn't committed adultery, but after she took responsibility for the death of their daughter. So maybe she wasn't entirely wrong.
posted by miss-lapin at 2:12 PM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


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