Thu, 20 November 2014
This week, Page, J.D., and Devon break apart Episode 8 of Season 2, The Things We Bury. Page and J.D. had a problem with a few things, including the treatment of a particular female character and how fast we had a major plot thread resolved, but overall loved the episode, which continued a trend of outstanding TV. The group also dug in about some of the Agent Carter promos, and as always, read your tweets and e-mails!
Excellent point, Bryan. I wouldn't have wanted the scene taken out completely because you're right, we need to see the Whitehall is horrible and that Hydra is horrible. My personal issue was maybe it could have been scaled back a little bit. We need the scenes of the organs, that initial cut, the tap/drip thing and the body at the end. I think those were more than enough on the gruesome side to get that point across. The extra scenes I could have personally done without. And I'm in 100% agreement with you on the first Cap movie and the weird depiction of WW II there. - Page
I disagreed with your opinion of the vivisection scene; I thought it was valuable in emphasizing the Nazi roots of Hydra. I'm sympathetic to the idea that it leans too far to one extreme, but couldn't it also be said that the weirdly antiseptic Holocaust-free World War II of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER possibly goes too far in the other direction?