Manifest: Fasten Your Seatbelts
January 6, 2020 8:16 PM - Season 2, Episode 1 - Subscribe

As the Stone family reels in the aftermath of a devastating shooting, they're hit with their most foreboding calling yet; The Major attempts to tighten her grip on the unwitting Saanvi.
posted by oh yeah! (5 comments total)
Maybe I should have just started a complete-season-2 thread, since there's probably only still a few of us watching the show, but, I figured the season premiere merited its own thread. Though I don't have much to say besides I'm just happy to stare at Josh Dallas some more.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:26 PM on January 6, 2020

it was a good start, I'm excited that Agent Vance is still alive. I never bought his death for a second. The Major is a great antagonist too, that reverse psychology on Saanvi was great!
posted by numaner at 12:17 PM on January 8, 2020

I'm still watching FWIW.
posted by DrAstroZoom at 12:33 PM on January 8, 2020

Still watching! While the mystery of this show will probably never truly make sense, I'm enjoying the soap-opera aspect, I like how it veers into religious territory sometimes, and I like the characters. I really like how it focuses on the human impact, not just "How did this weird thing happen?" but "How will our family deal with reality after the Weird Thing?".

I felt like this was a weak episode because it had to re-establish the show's core concepts while still moving the plot forward, but it was watchable. I liked the "lake of fire" mystery and the discovery that a car had already crashed there.

All in all this is my favorite "mystery box" show in a long time and I'm glad it didn't get cancelled yet. I was all excited for "Emergence" to eat this one for breakfast, but it managed to jump the shark in about 6 episodes...
posted by mmoncur at 3:32 AM on January 9, 2020

I was all excited for "Emergence" to eat this one for breakfast, but it managed to jump the shark in about 6 episodes...

Interesting. I barely tolerate the hamminess of "Manifest," while the acting in "Emergence" keeps me rooted, despite the increasing far-fetchedness.
posted by DrAstroZoom at 8:49 AM on January 13, 2020

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