Deadly Class: Noise, Noise, Noise
January 28, 2019 5:08 AM - Season 1, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Marcus invites the entire school to a party because of his guilt.
posted by Literaryhero (9 comments total)
I might be the only person who likes this show, but I really, honestly do enjoy it. I totally understand why people would dislike it. I mean the whole thing is so far beyond implausible that it ventures into the absurd. But, if you ignore how impossibly unrealistic literally every scene in the show is, and instead just take in the style and ambience, it is so good. I kind of feel like it is an Ash vs Evil Dead for a new generation or something.
posted by Literaryhero at 5:12 AM on January 28, 2019

It's in my queue to watch (haven't even gotten to the pilot), but just haven't had time to start - so am following your posts, but have no real input yet.
posted by jkaczor at 10:06 AM on January 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

The show oozes style, but it doesn't seem to know what to do with it. The characters, at least so far, are almost all wafer-thin stereotypes and not particularly interesting. (I haven't read the comics, so I don't know whether to expect that to improve.)
posted by jimw at 4:31 PM on January 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

I mostly watch this show for the music, but episode 2 was better than I had expected. Not great, but I'm fine with a not-really-guilty mild-pleasure.
posted by destructive cactus at 5:55 PM on January 28, 2019

As a person who was a teenaged punk with a green mohawked platonic guy-friend, as implausible as the premise is (even for post-modern comics), I literally knew people just like this. Weirdly.

I think every high school in the late 1980s in any city probably had small punk, jock/prep, & nerd circles similar to these in their schools. Kids totally smoked just off campus in sight of the teachers. The hillbilly and chola stereotyped characters are unpleasantly flat/one-dimensional, which maybe comes partly from trying to avoid glorifying any gang-related cultures. But it's done so poorly that it just looks kind of embarrassing, from my view.

That said, I totally did have skinhead acquaintances growing up and they were EXTREMELY open and vocal with their bullshit propaganda in school. Both the good and bad kinds. Extremists were more common in schools back then maybe? And violence, since teachers and principals still paddled kids with boards that had holes drilled through them on the regular.

But I had no dress code at my performing arts high school (with rigorous audition and application requirements). These murder academy kids at least have some uniform stuff going on.

I mean, the plot is crazy. I'll agree that if this doesn't trigger some nostalgia waves for you (or you're not in it for the soundtrack, which is 100% understandable), then this isn't a very good show. The dialogue is cringey.

But it's got style for days, and I'm a sucker for this kind of thing.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 8:26 PM on January 28, 2019

But it's got style for days

Yeah, I'm watching it for that reason. Not sure if it's good, exactly, but it's doing something at least interesting with the style and that by itself puts it a cut above 90% of the popular stuff on TV.

I'll take this over the latest iteration of Law&Order: NCSIVU Poughkeepsie any day. I do realize that the third option is to go do something else entirely with my time but that's just crazy talk.
posted by Justinian at 12:46 AM on January 29, 2019

I’m not sure if I like it either, but it’s fun to look at and the soundtrack is my favorite genre.
posted by gryphonlover at 7:20 PM on January 29, 2019

I watched the pilot. This time around I noticed the language. I've got to give props to a show that's trying to use stylized "poetic" language like this. Very few shows try to pull that off, and I didn't even notice it the first time around.

I went to public school in New Jersey in the late 80's. We had goths, punks, metalheads, nerds, etc. Almost everyone was in a tribe. Is that no longer a thing?
posted by xammerboy at 4:54 PM on January 30, 2019

The show oozes style, but it doesn't seem to know what to do with it

That’s such a good way to phrase it. I dont know where the show is going, and I don’t know that they’ve made me care. But the nostalgia and slick feel have got me for 2 eps so far.
posted by greermahoney at 8:13 AM on February 1, 2019

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