What We Do in the Shadows: Local News
August 9, 2023 7:12 PM - Season 5, Episode 5 - Subscribe

Coverage of a local water main break brings unwanted attention to the vampires.

Nandor DiLaurentis reveals secrets to local news reporter, Joanna Roscoe. Nadja and her dolly get a new look. Guillermo stumbles into his mother's birthday. The Guide discovers a taste for meteorology.

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posted by gladly (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I loved this episode but nothing prepared me for the amazing last couple of minutes. Absolutely the sort of thing you can only make work several years in.
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:51 PM on August 9, 2023 [8 favorites]

“Nandor De Laurentiis” feels like the payoff to a years-long setup.
posted by migurski at 10:42 PM on August 9, 2023 [23 favorites]

That was deranged!!!!
posted by Space Kitty at 11:35 PM on August 9, 2023 [1 favorite]

Top notch episode! I felt like last season dragged a bit, but this one has been great so far.
posted by Blue Jello Elf at 10:29 AM on August 10, 2023

Somehow, even though it may seem counterintuitive, it's just right that Colin Robinson would be comfortable as a TV weatherman. They are often the friendlier, folky component of local TV news but, really, they're kind of awful.

Sportscasters are smarmy assholes who bullshit, so that tracks.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 3:14 PM on August 10, 2023 [3 favorites]

“Nandor De Laurentiis” feels like the payoff to a years-long setup.

One hundred percent. It was so perfect.

I loved that Nadja and her dolly went blonde together. And I loved the cutthroat passion from Joanna Roscoe to get the footage of the vampires raising the car. It was a pleasant surprise.

Poor Gizmo who says goodbye to his mother every week.
posted by gladly at 5:43 PM on August 10, 2023 [1 favorite]

I love how everything they tried just kept escalating the disaster. If they'd left it at Nandor saying they'd lived there for centuries everyone would have just thought him a nutter, but they have no clue as to how the human world works.
posted by Marticus at 1:23 AM on August 11, 2023 [3 favorites]

It was really nice to see Frankie Quinones as Guillermo's cousin in this; if you're not already watching This Fool, you should be.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 9:59 AM on August 15, 2023

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