What We Do in the Shadows: The Night Market
July 27, 2022 9:55 PM - Season 4, Episode 4 - Subscribe

The vampires take a trip to the secret Night Market, where all the supernatural creatures gather to barter and haggle.

Nadja attempts to solve a labor dispute, and you may never look at fairies the same way again.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit (9 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
hey, why is this show so good

Really enjoying what they've been doing with Colin Robinson this season, and especially Laszlo's deeply misguided attempts to make him "interesting." The choice of book at the end, along with the warning, was absolutely wonderful understated writing.
posted by DoctorFedora at 1:25 AM on July 28 [9 favorites]


I could have watched Nadja going from stall to stall at the night market to barter for ages, but I'm glad the bribed wraith leader was swiftly dealt with by his comrades. Wraith solidarity!

I hope they do something with Marwa soon. Maybe she'll come into her own when Nandor finally runs out of wishes? That has to be coming soon. There were 52 wishes to start right? So 1 to bring the wives back, 36 to to get rid of the extras, a few for physical alterations to Marwa, 1 for Nandor's penis enlargement (maybe 1 so he can then use the penis without thinking about Guillermo?), 1 to change Marwa's mind about going to the night market... I guess if he worded the wish about getting rid of the extra wives right though, he could have gotten all the banishments for the price of one wish, but it didn't seem like he was thinking the wishes through before the penis one.
posted by the primroses were over at 3:44 AM on July 28 [5 favorites]


Harvey Guillen has posted some behind-the-scenes clips of the fight for those who are interested.

Also, I couldn't tell for certain, but was he intentionally channelling Star Wars Kid, or were they both just riffing on the same source?
posted by cheshyre at 5:39 AM on July 28 [2 favorites]


"Now lets have another fight. Hopefully - he dies."

"What's semen?"

"Kill your friend! Kill your friend! ..."
posted by porpoise at 10:36 PM on July 28


Oh man, this was such a good episode.

I love seeing Guillermo kick ass. I can't believe what a great pair Laszlo and Young Colin are. Nadja's trading quest was brilliant!

But the thing that broke us was the guy on the train announcing the Night Market stop.
posted by tomboko at 9:25 PM on July 29 [4 favorites]


That night market was truly amazing. I mean, that was some Hellboy shit... on a TV budget!

For much of the fight between Nandor and Guillermo, it seemed like Guillermo was over-matched. Nandor was easily dodging stakes, he sent Guillermo soaring through the air with a single punch and he was clearly the better swordsman. It was only when he had a moment of distress, thinking he might have actually killed Guillermo, that Guillermo was able to get the drop on him. And even then, Nandor was able to do a crazy backwards leap to get behind Guillermo and do the fake neck-break. I'm not sure what to make of it. I suspect the show's creators mean for us to think that Guillermo simply won, but I feel like there's reason to think that Nandor may have thrown the fight for some reason or at least that his affection for Guillermo was keeping him from giving the fight his all. It seems clear that he has the capacity to take out Guillermo, but then they have these fights and he kinda gets his ass handed to him.

The more we get of Colin 2.0 the more it seems like he may be his own creature, and not the Colin we knew and loved. That's a sad thought, because Colin was such a great character... but it kinda wouldn't surprise me if, in the last episode of this season, the grown up Colin 2.0 announces that he's the same guy and had his memories all along, but he's been pretending otherwise for a whole year just to screw with everybody. "Best prank of all time, losers!"
posted by Ursula Hitler at 3:06 AM on July 30 [6 favorites]


But Guillermo doesn't want to seriously hurt Nandor.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 8:22 AM on July 30


Nandor was easily dodging stakes, he sent Guillermo soaring through the air with a single punch and he was clearly the better swordsman. It was only when he had a moment of distress, thinking he might have actually killed Guillermo, that Guillermo was able to get the drop on him.

Gizmo has vampire-hunting in his blood and has been training extra hard over the last year or two... but it's important to remember that Nandor being an out-of-touch doof is a fairly recent development, and he does have an extensive resume covering his time as a rampaging warlord ruling with a bloody sword. Most vamps are just standard chumps who manage to get superpowers and lean on those abilities to be better than a mortal, but Nandor already had the chops to best just about anyone in combat *before* he got bit. (of course this is all based on his history being taken at face value, but nothing in the lore so far has cast that in extreme doubt as I recall)
posted by FatherDagon at 12:50 PM on August 3 [1 favorite]


He is *relentless*
posted by rebent at 5:39 PM on August 15 [1 favorite]


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