Station Eleven: Dr. Chaudhary
January 6, 2022 12:10 PM - Season 1, Episode 9 - Subscribe

Jeevan and Kirsten survive their first winter alone, until an argument sends Jeevan on an unexpected path.
posted by roolya_boolya (18 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It has been a very long time since a TV show made me cry this much
posted by dis_integration at 4:57 PM on January 6, 2022 [4 favorites]

And to add: absolutely incredible way to fill in the blanks in Jeevan's story. Just a beautiful yarn.
posted by dis_integration at 4:58 PM on January 6, 2022 [3 favorites]

I love this show. As soon as it's finished, I'll bet I start watching it again.
posted by kingless at 7:05 AM on January 7, 2022

I agree. When I heard this was a feel-good apocalyptic pandemic series I was skeptical, but god do I love it. And it's always happy tears. The birthing center, for example. When it first appeared I figured out immediately that it would lead to tears and it did. This is an amazing series, and I can't believe it's not getting more attention.
posted by Stanczyk at 7:50 AM on January 7, 2022

BTW, we know there's going to be a Jeevan and Kirsten reunion because we know that Kirsten ends up with the graphic novel. And we know it's going to make us cry.
posted by Stanczyk at 7:52 AM on January 7, 2022

We've already seen Kirsten get the graphic novel back in a previous episode. She picks it up off the ground where Jeevan was rescued by the pregnant snowmobiler in the old timeline.
posted by roolya_boolya at 8:16 AM on January 7, 2022 [4 favorites]

I'm wondering about a Jeevan and Kirsten reunion, where's he off to making that house call? It feels like if they stayed in the great lakes region that word of the traveling symphony would have gotten around and Jeevan would have seen her already in the past 20 years?
posted by dis_integration at 11:01 AM on January 7, 2022 [1 favorite]

Oh, my memory is going to shit.
posted by Stanczyk at 3:25 PM on January 7, 2022

I've been enjoying the show also. The changes from the book, which I've read twice, once pre and once peri pandemic, work well. Jeevan and Frank are such wonderful characters. I loved the connections in this episode. We found out poor Rose existed and was actually related to Tyler in some way (he had previously referred to her as his wife), Rose's daughter is named Alexandra the Great by the doctor (maybe this is Alex?) and the doctor is named Deborah (maybe where St. Deborah by the Water got the name?) If that's the case then surely Jeevan has been close to the route the Symphony takes this whole time. And we do know that the Conductor is very ill and in need of a doctor.
posted by Cuke at 7:22 PM on January 7, 2022 [5 favorites]

I read this book maybe 2 years ago (liked it) and I am continually amazed at what a wonderful job they are doing with it. maybe some would find the pace slow but I feel that the contemplative moods are important, there are so many feels. its really beautiful. my husband has not read the book but he is also completely loving the show.
posted by supermedusa at 9:59 AM on January 8, 2022 [1 favorite]

What I really like about this show is how different each episode is; each one is a mini-movie instead of being just a continuation of the previous one. The visual styles and music are even different in different episodes.

I loved this one and was happy to find out what happened to Jeevan; I have a feeling that they're going to withhold a cathartic reunion from us but we'll find out next week.
posted by octothorpe at 11:26 AM on January 8, 2022 [4 favorites]

What I really like about this show is how different each episode is

Yes! To me, this is a more important difference than the plot changes (which I don't mind (and even enjoy thinking about)).
posted by kingless at 3:48 AM on January 9, 2022

Jeremy Podeswa is an amazing director and probably where some of that is coming from.

We never caught up with Miranda did we?
posted by sixswitch at 7:58 AM on January 11, 2022

I’m so happy Jeevan pulled a Sidney Briar
posted by sixswitch at 7:59 AM on January 11, 2022

Also I agree that it’s weird for them to be all around the same lake but Kirsten never hears about this lovely Dr Chaudhri at the birthing center and hospital?
posted by sixswitch at 8:09 AM on January 11, 2022

Oh apparently it was Hiro Murai who was the lead director not Podeswa
posted by sixswitch at 8:21 AM on January 11, 2022

There is a Station Eleven companion podcast available. Haven't listened yet but may do a re-watch and listen as I go.
posted by Justin Case at 12:00 PM on January 11, 2022

The podcast has been good so far but for some reason they aren't keeping up with the show -- they have only gotten up to episode four!
posted by oakroom at 1:23 PM on January 11, 2022

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