Limetown: Rake
October 29, 2019 10:19 AM - Season 1, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Lia and Mark visit Rake, Wyoming in search of the next Limetown survivor, but they're not prepared for the horrors they find.
posted by DirtyOldTown (8 comments total)
The entire storyline with French Stewart's character is a) not based on anything I recall from the podcast and b) not connected to the main plot in any way I can follow.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:35 AM on October 29, 2019

I mean, yeah it's how we get to the Reverend, but it's not a very fruitful detour.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:45 AM on October 29, 2019

Another thing I don't like is how the way the survivors' stories are dramatized seems to swat away the possibility of unreliable narrators.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:57 AM on October 29, 2019

This has a decent Metacritic score.

Am I alone in hating this?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:57 AM on October 29, 2019

I'll get back to you tomorrow on that :)

What's the release schedule for this show? Is there one?
posted by filthy light thief at 11:27 AM on October 29, 2019

Answering my own question: Two new episodes of Limetown are scheduled to drop every Wednesday on Facebook Watch. Both Episodes 5 and 6 of Limetown will premiere Wednesday, October 30 on Facebook.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:03 PM on October 29, 2019

Yep. Each week there are "two" episodes that are pretty clearly an hour-ish episode chopped awkwardly in half.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:40 PM on October 29, 2019

What the hell was that? Maybe because they have 10 episodes to shoot, compared to the 6 (main) episodes in the first season of the podcast, they wanted to expand the story with more complex human stories?

I want to tie themes of life, death, and breath together, but I'm stretching to make sense of some scenes in this episode. I understand listening to someone else's breath as white noise, but then masturbating seemed like they're continuing to make Lia more sexual (beyond the lingering shots on her ass in this episode, and the addition of her love interest).

In short, this take on the story is making me grumpy. I'm sticking it out because it's not awful, but I'm damning this with some pretty faint praise.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:21 AM on October 30, 2019

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