Finished all 3 seasons of South of Nowhere in a week or so.
I suspect no one here wants to hear me go on about it, but I’d be interested to know if anyone has heard of it? I have no idea if it was a big thing or a nothing at the time. I’m not even sure if it aired in the UK.
To some extent, the later seasons lost their way a little, though not in a dramatic way. More in a way of achieving their goal successfully and then not really having much else to do after that.
Apparently a teen show, on a teen channel, in 2005 that focused on a lesbian relationship was pretty groundbreaking (in the US at least), but by 2008 it was less so. And if your goal is to tell a love story about coming to terms with your own sexuality and other people coming to terms with it, then after everyone has done that… where do you go?
I found it entertaining, if rather cheesy, that they actually referenced the fan-shipping name of the couple in the final episode. Not sure I’ve seen that happen before.
Seemed to be a show which somehow exceeded the sum of its parts, and where there was just a generally nice vibe about all the people involved. Which maybe was a nice change in this era of dark stories.
Speaking of dark stories, I went back to try another episode of Impulse - another youtube show like Cobra Kai.
It’s another ‘high school girl gets superpowers’ show, this time with teleportation being the main power. But it has a fair amount of input from Doug Liman and it’s a bit of a mash up of Bourne and Jumper (he’s has had a very random film career!).
Bourne was great, but Jumper was terrible. The basic concept of Jumper was cool though, so taking that idea and doing it better, and in a darker Bourne style is a decent idea.
I’m not sure if it’s too dark, or if that’s good. So far the superpowers are very limited and uncontrolled fits, and the first few episodes deal with a few heavy issues like sexual assault. I think it’s success or failure will depend on whether they’ll be able to pull off the mix properly or not.
The most interesting thing in the first few episodes seems to be the forced relationship between the protagonist and her step sister, who effectively have no relationship and then suddenly find themselves mixed up in shit.
Ah, I’ve heard of Sandman of course, but never read it. I hadn’t realised they were corrected.
The idea of the devil running a nightclub sounds so generic I’m surprised they bothered licensing it at all.