Thoughts on Thrones: Season 8, Episodes 1-2

serbrienneI wasn’t going to write full reviews of the last season of Game of Thrones. But, as Andy Greenwald said on the most recent episode of The Watch, we who are lucky enough to experience a story’s end as it finishes should enjoy it while it lasts. These last weeks of speculation and worry and delicious, delicious waiting will never come again, at least not where GoT the TV show is concerned. Everyone else will be able to immediately press play on the next episode whereas we like the characters in this week’s episode have nothing to do but wait and wonder. How lucky we are. Here are the thoughts running through my head leading up to episode three’s impending Battle of Winterfell.

Dany & Jon

I think it’s pretty clear that we’re headed into potential Mad Queen territory. Despite Dany’s protestations to Sansa that she was “manipulated” by her love of Jon to coming north, I don’t think Dany is nearly in love enough to give up the single pursuit of her entire adult life. In Jon’s mind, the battle against the Night King is the only thing that does or should matter. For Dany, this is a pit-stop on the way to her ultimate goal. I do hope that we’re heading for a breaking of the wheel a la Battlestar Galactica’s breaking of the cycle of violence in fact I expect to see a final destruction of the Iron Throne itself but I’m increasingly unsure of Dany’s ability to be the one to achieve it. And some of this is understandable. In an episode that championed the glass-ceiling breaking accomplishments of our women characters (Dany and Sansa’s conversation about leadership and unity, Arya’s agency, Brienne’s historic knighting) it’s a crushing blow for Dany to find out that after all that there’s some bloke with a legitimate claim to her throne. Figures. And yet, if Dany hopes to be the one to break the wheel and usher in a new way in life, she has to find a way to get over her own myth of self-aggrandizement. The writers’ placement of Samwell in a place of moral opposition to Dany’s rule is extremely telling and worrying.

Sansa

#TeamSansa. Kat Island knows no queen but the Queen in the North whose name is Stark. Look, is Sansa’s outlook a bit provincial? Perhaps. But someone has to worry about the boring shit and Sansa is willing to do that. It’s not fun or glamorous or sexy. Sansa has no dragons or magic or prowess on the battlefield. But she is admirably stepping into her parents’ shoes as the just and moral warden of the North, concerned with the well-being and independence of her people. She can let Dany and Jon worry about the army of the dead and Cersei that’s not Sansa’s forte. Instead, the Lady of Winterfell is concentrating on Winterfell and it looks great on her. It’s been wonderful to see Sansa flourish upon finding her northern roots, taking what’s she’s learned at the feet of the masters of court intrigue Cersei, Littlefinger, Olenna, Margaery, etc. but tempered by her Stark values of honor and duty. She warms so quickly to Dany when taken aside by the Queen, eager to make peace, but knows the moment she’s being manipulated and calls bullshit. She has made and will make mistakes but I am here waving my banner for this character and her exquisite development. I am a little worried for her survival she has often been one of those characters to whom good things are not often allowed to happen, and she’s been on a winning streak for a while. However, with Cersei’s inevitable smackdown coming and Dany teetering on the brink, I find it hard to believe that the writers will end up knocking all of the women in positions of leadership off their pedestals. I don’t believe that’s a message they want to send in the end. Right now, Sansa seems like the strongest candidate for survival. Then again, this is Game of Thrones. Perhaps (as with the oft-mentioned crypts) her position of apparent safety is the most precarious position of all.

Sansa & Theon

I ship it. Not necessarily in that way one of the things these two characters share is an all-too-intimate experience of the degradations of sexual violence and I could easily see both of them concluding that they’re just not into it. At the very most, the heart-eyes they gave each other at the end of episode 2 indicate potential more than full-bloomed romantic love. Potentially that will almost certainly be snuffed out next week. Nevertheless, there’s genuine love there. While their arc with Ramsay at Winterfell in season 5 was problematic and frustrating, I did find their alliance and escape incredibly satisfying, as well as Sansa’s revenge on behalf of everyone who Ramsay had ever tormented. Their compassion for each other’s suffering and Sansa’s forgiveness of Theon turned into one of the sweetest relationships and their reunion here was very touching, showing a softer side of Sansa than we’ve seen so far this season. I wish we’d had more time with them, as it seems pretty likely that this is the end for my guy. While Theon’s rescue of Yara was comically brief (I don’t even mean that as an insult it was genuinely funny!), I am glad to see that the writers have bigger plans for him. I was a little concerned that he’d be knocked off rescuing Yara in episode 1, which would have been a fine ending but something they could just as easily have accomplished last season when Yara was taken prisoner. Having Theon return to defend the home and family of his choice is even better. Of course I hope he survives to continue serving the Lady of Winterfell perhaps his knowledge of the escape tunnels in the crypts will prove useful but more likely this is the end for one of my favorites. RIP Theon. I loved watching your slow, intermittent crawl toward redemption. What is dead may never die. Shame it’ll be so far from the sea, but at least he’s home.

Arya & Gendry

This I definitely ship that way. Get it, girl. All of the hand-wringing over Arya’s choice here strikes me as rather silly, especially for this story. Their connection is clearly foreshadowed in seasons 2 and 3 (not to mention the books themselves) as well as in King Robert’s “I have a son, you have a daughter” comment in the very first episode. And now Arya’s old enough to enjoy it (as is the actress). Maisie Williams has always done extremely well with the physical side of Arya’s character, and it was fun to see her stalk around Gendry like a graceful cat, twirling her staff and tossing her knives. She is seductive and impressive but never loses that tomboyish and even androgynous air that makes Arya who she is. For years, Arya served Death, the Stranger, the Many-Faced God, who demanded the annihilation of Arya Stark until she became merely no one. In returning home, and even more in reconnecting with Sansa and Jon and Gendry, Arya Stark has begun to resurface. More scarred and more deadly, sure, but wholly alive for the first time in seasons. I’ve always like the prospect of these two together, if only to payoff Arya’s heartbreaking plea to Gendry that she could “be his family.” If Arya’s story is about her reclaiming her sense of identity, both individually and familial, then I’m on board with her reclaiming that in whatever way she sees fit.

Jaime & Brienne

The dubbing of Brienne was everything: The culmination of two beautiful and complementary character arcs. For Jaime, easily the subject of one of the most radical redemption arcs I can think of, the lack of cynicism in the character at this point is pretty astounding considering where he started. A character who started by mockingly flouting the charges of his title and spoke bitterly of the hypocritical and contradictory nature of knighthood (“they make you swear and swear no matter what you do you’re forsaking one vow or another”) not only turns against the fickle and selfish love of his family and chooses to defend the weak, uphold the good, and fight for the living, but now has the moral authority to pass that charge on to others. Earlier in the story, the idea of Jaime knighting anyone would have been entirely laughable. If Jaime is an example of how far a character can come, Brienne is the opposite a character that has remained steadfast, true, and wholly herself from the beginning. Her knighting isn’t a change but a confirmation and celebration of the ideals she’s already been living. An idealistic character not punished for their idealism is a rare thing in this story, and largely I think this is a story about the value of doing the right thing even though you may be punished for it. She has feared such punishment least of anyone, maybe even including Ned. I’m worried that next week may be the end for Ser Brienne of Tarth, but this is about as gorgeous a sendoff as I can think of if it is. She is the true knight of the Seven Kingdoms, and that beaming, tearful smile so rare in such a guarded and defensive character said it all.

The Fireside Chat

An amazingly sweet and funny collection of scenes with some of the show’s greatest characters and personalities. In a way it reminded me of the little game of musical chairs from season three initially just in the mundane concern with the seating arrangements of the ensemble, but more deeply in the humor and character development. This is a group of characters we know well and have spent a lot of time with, and seeing them just sit around and enjoy each other one last time was delightful. I smiled as soon as Brienne and Pod entered, sensing that we were headed for a drunken little gathering. I was not anticipating it would become so emotional, between Brienne’s knighthood and Pod’s sad battle song. Pod’s song taken from a quick reference to “Jenny’s Song” in A Storm of Swords references Jenny of Oldstones and contains some interesting potential clues for where things might be going with Dany, Jon, and/or the prophecy of the Prince That Was Promised (more on that here). It’s also a clear nod to the film Return of the King’s portrayal of Pippin singing over Faramir’s doomed mission to take back Osgiliath (itself adapted from Tolkien’s “A Walking Song“). The trope of the sad folk song is an interesting one. Other recent series like the Netflix Watership Down and Battlestar Galactica contain similar moments that seem to be inspired by LOTR, but surely this goes back further? If anyone has other suggested older references to similar scenes, I’d love to hear it in the comments. Anyway, Pod has many hidden talents. I’ll be sad to see him as a wight next week.

Miscellaneous

All right, who else? The Davos and Gilly scene was sweet, if a bit on the nose. As others have joked, Grey Worm should probably not count on sailing away on the SS Live Forever just yet. Sam giving Jorah his family sword was rough, and might have actually doomed both characters (if so, ouch). I completely missed Varys why no last character beat with him? Hopefully he’ll survive so get can get final showdown with him and Melisandre. That’s a lifeline to grab on to for Arya’s survival, too, actually. Tormund is a legend and I’ll miss him and his stories.

Predictions & Final Thoughts

If there’s one sure thing, it’s that the crypts are definitely the worst possible place to be, especially now that Sam gave away his Valyrian steel sword. I’m  concerned we’re going to see some undead Starks hopefully Ned is too far gone, but maybe Rickon? As I said on twitter, a theory that I only partially subscribe to is that everyone assumption that the Night King will make a move for Bran will be subverted, with the Night King not showing up at the battle or going somewhere else entirely. I certainly don’t think he’ll be lured to the godswood that easily or simply. I’m sure we’ll see some White Walker action there, but I’m not convinced it’ll be the big guy himself. Similarly, while I’m sure we’ll get dragon vs. dragon action this season, I could see it going either way during the Winterfell battle. The dragons have to get in the mix somehow, if only to test their abilities against White Walkers, so I presume we’ll see some action with Dany on dragon-back. Will Jon join her on Rhaegal, or will he insist on sticking with the men? I’m going to say no Jon won’t ride his dragon into combat until later. Finally, I feel pretty sure that our heroes will lose this battle and the few survivors will scatter to the Iron Islands, Dragonstone, and/or King’s Landing.

Overall, this was a really beautiful and contemplative last breath before the plunge small and intimate in the best ways. While I will be sad to see any of them go, I think they’re leaving us in a place where almost anyone could go down and I wouldn’t feel cheated of character fulfillment, even if I’ll still be sad. Writer Bryan Cogman wanted this episode to be a love letter to the characters, and the emotion he displayed expressing that thought to an interview crew came through in what we saw on screen. However, like the characters themselves, it’s one thing to feel at peace the night before the big battle. It’s quite another to keep your composure when being hunted down by ice monsters and zombies. The calm and peace they’ve found won’t last, and I suspect I’ll be screaming at my TV next Sunday. As a book reader, it was thrilling to get to experience episodes like “The Door” and “The Spoils of War” along with everyone else, on the edge of my seat and without any idea what would happen next. I love that feeling, painful as it is, and I can’t wait to experience it for 90 minutes (!) this weekend.

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Guest on Reading, Writing, Rowling: The Marauders

Having just completed a thoroughly enjoyable re-read of the Harry Potter series, I was honored to be asked to be a guest on Mugglenet’s academic Potter podcast, Reading, Writing, Rowling. In Episode 19, which you can listen to here, we discuss the role of the Marauders in the Potter series. The mischief, complexity, and tragedy of these four characters has always been one of my favorite aspects of Rowling’s wizarding stories, and Remus Lupin remains a strong contender for my favorite fictional character of all time. Our conversation was a ton of fun to prepare for and to hold and is fairly wide-ranging, covering everything from the symbolic role of transfiguration, the image of friendship which they present, and what we would want to see in any potential (inevitable?) spinoffs. Because it’s me, a little of Tolkien’s literary theory was incorporated. You could easily do a segment drilling down further into the individual story arcs of each of these characters, which is in no way a knock on the depth of our discussion but only a testament to the richness of Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot & Prongs (yes, even Wormtail). However, I especially enjoyed the way that we mostly stuck to the Marauders as a unit, focusing on the group dynamics and the way that their self-image and internal relationships enabled both their moments of highest heroism and self-sacrifice as well as planting the seeds for the betrayal and tragedy to come. So meet us at the base of the Whomping Willow, cloak and map in hand, as we travel through the tunnel to the Shrieking Shack and out into the Forbidden Forest to discuss these brave, flawed, ultimately doomedbut always beloved characters.

Please leave a comment below to tell me what you think!

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We’re Part of the Story – “The Ghost Monument” & “Rosa” Reviews

It will just be a quick double-post this week, as I’ve had a few busy weekends, including a lovely time at the always fun and memorable Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Conference (and the Harry Potter Witches and Witches Festival). If you’ve never been, I encourage you to check them out next year.

ghostmonument“The Ghost Monument” was a bit frustrating in the way that sophomore efforts sometimes are. For an episode pitched as a race, it felt somewhat lacking in pace and urgency; and between the supporting characters, the planet Desolation, the rules of the competition, and the four (count ’em, four) antagonists the whole thing felt a bit exposition-heavy and oversignified. But that’s all right. It’s an ambitious enough episode that goes for visual spectacle in a big way. The opening spaceship crash is a good way to kick off the season, and gives Whittaker a big, busy action sequence. The reveal of the TARDIS as the “ghost monument” is a nice touch and gives the episode something of an emotional spine. In fact, the phrase “ghost monument” is nice and evocative in the tradition of evocative and mythic names, a la the Nightmare Child, the Moment, or the Silence. The whole eucatastrophic feeling of the ending is, of course, right up my alley. Who doesn’t think of “Give me a day like this” when the Doctor pleads, “Give us this.” I think my favorite detail in the whole episode is the Doctor’s little denial to Yaz that she ever doubted winning the day: “Who, me? Nah. Never doubted. Don’t know what you mean.” Oh, that Doctor. Such a liar.

As for “Rosa,” where to begin? This certainly has to rank among the biggest risks in the show’s history. The fact that it works at all is a minor miracle, let alone that it works this well. I won’t say that it goes about taking the risk of openly discussing and confronting the history of racism in America in the year 2018 in the riskiest way ever, if that makes any sense. There are a number of obvious pitfalls that Malorie Blackman and Chris Chibnall sensibly avoid, not least among them letting the thing devolve into the often farcical tone of some other “celebrity historicals” like “The Unicorn and the Wasp” or “The Shakespeare Code.” This is obviously Serious History, meant to be taken seriously. Watching this the same week as the “Daleks in Manhattan” episodes of series 3 is a study in contrasts, to say the least. No pig-men or penis-faced human/Dalek hybrids allowed anywhere within the same galaxy as Rosa Parks, thank you very much. It makes one wonder which approach is actually the bigger risk, even if there’s no question which ultimately works.

thedoctorandrosaBut even though you could make the argument that avoiding monsters all together is the “safe” choice, I am fascinated by how close this episode comes – far closer than any other episode of the new series – to the long-abandoned “pure historical” of the Hartnell era. Yes, there is a time-traveling alien threat, but ultimately the bad guys of this episode are just the white folks.  And quite right, too. Ryan running around Montgomery, AL by himself has to be one of the more perilous situations a companion has found themselves in, and the early moment when the man slaps him for touching his wife is shocking. Despite that, everything is fairly standard inspirational fare until the final scene on the bus when the episode veers toward something more challenging by having the Doctor and crew stay on the bus among the white passengers. There’s a pretty powerful metaphor for the realization of privilege in Graham’s pained, “I don’t want to be part of this.” The realization of that you’re on the bus, and part of the story, whether you like it or not. It doesn’t matter that we didn’t ask to be there. We are.

In the growing list of Doctory moments that I love:

  • Leaning over to surreptitiously scan Krasko’s weapon (the sneaky little movement is brilliant)
  • “You ain’t Banksy” / “Or am I?”
  • Throwing Krasko’s briefcase fifty-eight centuries into the future
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We Had Three Glorious Years – “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” Review

I like the new costume, but this look is also pretty rad.

Hey, troops. No, not troops. Team. Gang. Fam? It’s been a while. The Doctor has once again landed, this time in Sheffield after a year-long plummet. In the process everything has changed.

Not everything, of course. The show is still recognizably Doctor Who, and more specifically New Who, but there are always those subtle differences that define an era, that tell us how a new storyteller (in this case showrunner Chris Chibnall) takes the familiar structure of the premise and character and tailor them to his own concerns. “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” doesn’t represent the most radical break from tradition ever, except in the obvious and laudable casting of Jodie Whittaker, and we do have nine more episodes and a Christmas special to go before we have a complete view of what Chibs is after in this first season. Steven Moffat also played his first season more conservatively, following the lead of his predecessor while seeding in themes and quirks that would come to define his own tenure. But there are some interesting changes of emphasis here that are worth noting.

First of all, the Doctor’s Christmas message on the virtue and necessity of kindness survived her fall intact. As far as first episodes go, Whittaker’s Doctor stands apart in her warmth and openhearted kindness. The Ninth Doctor initially eludes Rose’s attempts to attach herself and ask questions, enjoying some playful banter but telling her to forget him. The Tenth Doctor evolves in his comfort with domesticity represented by group hugs and Christmas dinner, but also ruthlessly takes down Harriet Jones on the side. Little Amy Pond certainly finds Eleven immediately lovable, but his twelve-year disappearance uneasily foreshadows some of his innate fickleness and undercuts him as an object of hero-worship. Twelve literally tells Clara that their relationship needs to change, even if he ostensibly takes responsibility for any misunderstandings.

And what does Thirteen do? She immediately takes charge, though not in a bullying way. She shares information at an unprecedented rate, though not in a condescending way. She even goes so far as to all but explain regeneration to brand new companions on day one, which is impressively candid. She’s quick in her praise and her gratitude: she thanks Grace for covering the mangled body and apologizes profusely for having not yet solved the crisis. This is a Doctor who loves people and is comfortable enough with herself to openly let them know.

All this could make imply that Whittaker’s Doctor is worryingly competent, in the whole “backwards and in high heels” tradition of “strong female characters.” With only one episode in the can, and having listened to several interviews with Chibs and Whittaker, I’m not too concerned at this point. “Perfection is not the aim,” as Whittaker said in the recent New York Comic Con Panel. I expect this Doctor to screw up as much as the next. But it seems equally important to display the Doctor’s best qualities when introducing them and hoping the audience will fall in love with a new incarnation, and Thirteen seems like someone you’d want to follow as she runs toward the aliens.

She’s also delightfully funny. The cheerful absent-mindedness works well on Whittaker, especially in scenes like wiping Ryan’s phone, building her new sonic (“should be fine” as it sparks), designating the alien threat Tim Shaw. She’s a confident dork who knows she’s left of center and totally embraces it.

Did Lisa Frank design the posters this season?

And it’s a good thing that she brings the humor because if there’s one thing that distinguishes this episode from most previous two premiers it’s a certain seriousness of tone. Russell T Davies’ world included bright, vivid soap opera characters and high emotion in both its comedy and its tragedy. Steven Moffat expanded to a playfulness of form, using the very structure of stories to evoke joy, mystery, and wonder. Both, in their own way, incorporated elements of the sitcom. “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” might be the first season premier to feel more like a drama more a comedy. Despite the Lisa Frank aesthetic of the promotional materials, the episode itself is rooted in grounded in a kind of realism, focusing on the everyday lives of people who have struggled: Yaz with her desire to do valuable work; Graham with his cancer; Ryan with his need to prove himself. It’s Ryan we get to know best: his dyspraxia, strained relationship with Graham, disappointment with his father. You get the sense that, for better or worse, much of his life is lived online. I’m sure as things go on we’ll get as many layers to the other companions, but Ryan in particular feels like a character from a primetime soap. Something like This is Us. It’s an intriguing new direction. These aren’t characters who are desperate for escape into adventure in quite the same way that Rose, Donna, Clara and the others have been. These are people who have struggled and suffered, and the Doctor represents a test they didn’t know they were ready for.

And their struggles are foregrounded. Grace’s death looms over the episode. If you’ve paid any attention to the media promotion, you probably guessed it early on, maybe even during Ryan’s opening monologue. If you didn’t, it serves as a bold late-episode subversion of expectation. No other new series season has started with a death like this. Sure, plenty have died – killed by plastic dummies or something. But Grace is as much a main character in this first episode as any of the others. If you’ll allow the Buffy reference, she’s the Jesse of series 11. It’s an interesting move from Chibnall, creator of the vastly popular and lauded melodrama Broadchurch, which similarly began with a tragic and unfair death. It declares his intent to go another way, which is really the main thing one wants from a new show runner.

The audience is invited into this elegiac mood. We didn’t know Grace well enough to mourn her, perhaps. But we were rather attached to the Doctor’s old incarnation. “We had three glorious years,” Graham imagines Grace saying. He confesses that he “wanted more.” “So did we,” some of us might reply. Like the Doctor, we hang around in the back, not quite comfortable enough yet to intrude on the grief of this family we’ve only just met, but thinking of others we’ve known who are gone.

This isn’t to say that elements of tragedy weren’t present in earlier series – that would be absurd. And of course “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” had its moments of levity. But still the balance has shifted. A new writer has seated himself behind the control panel, dialing up some elements while quieting others. It’s the same mix of ingredients as always, of course, but a welcome remix nonetheless.

 

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Mythgard Movie Club: A Wrinkle in Time

AWrinkleInTimeTeaserJoin me and a fabulous panel of Signum University/Mythgard Insitute folks to the new film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic of YA science fiction and fantasy, A Wrinkle in Time. With a script by Frozen writer Jennifer Lee and ambitious direction by Ava Duvernay, the Wrinkle movie has provoked much discussion, debate, and various “hot-takes” that should make for some exciting discussion among this group of devoted L’Engle fans (and Curtis).

The panel will be held live this Thursday March 29th at 7pm Eastern time. Check out the event page for details, and register to join the discussion live. You can find all previous discussions archived on Youtube and check out the upcoming schedule of film discussions at the Mythgard Institute’s website.

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Mythgard Movie Club: The Last Jedi

ReyandKyloI have a feeling our next Mythgard Movie Club entry needs no introduction, so I’ll keep things brief: Join us live this Wednesday January 10th at 8:30pm Eastern Time for our panel discussion on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We’ll address this most recent installment’s most pressing questions such as:

  • Why is this movie so polarizing?
  • What new ideas and approaches has indie writer/director turned blockbuster franchise curator Rian Johnson brought to the conversation?
  • What is The Last Jedi’s relationship to its past, both within and outside the fiction?
  • How have the returning characters changed or grown, and what do the new characters contribute to the story and the world?
  • Why am I allowed to be on this panel and can anyone convince me that Star Wars is all that great?

Though not a contrarian by nature I feel that it is my duty to represent the skeptical non-fan and interrogate some of these received pieces of conventional wisdom, so this should be fun.

You can read more about the event here and register to attend this and future meetings of the Mythgard Movie Club here. We hope to see you there! Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that any Porgs will be able to join.

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Mythgard Movie Club: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

eternal-sunshine-of-the-spotless-mindGrab the nearest copy of the collected works of Alexander Pope (or is it Pope Alexander?) and join me for the inaugural session of the Mythgard Movie Club, the brand new (and free!) program from the Mythgard Institute. I and my podcast co-host Curtis Weyant will be spearheading this new program which will meet every 6 weeks or so to discuss the films and TV shows worthy of a deep dive. We’ll be focusing primarily on speculative fiction, but that’s a very broad category and who knows where we might go!

Since we’re doing all the work to get this party going Curtis and I took the liberty of choosing the first two films. First up is my what if I were hard-pressed I would name my favorite movie of all time, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Directed by French filmmaker Michel Gondry and springing from the twisted and hilarious mind of Charlie Kaufman, Eternal Sunshine explores the fallout of a new technology that allows people to erase unpleasant memories through the once-passionate but now-stale relationship of couple Joel and Clementine. Funny, poignant, and sad, Eternal Sunshine mixes tones and genres with a kind of low-fi visual approach that make it a truly unforgettable viewing experience.

If my pitch doesn’t convince you, how about that stellar cast? Jim Carey plays the quiet one and Kate Winslet the loud one! Kirsten Dunst in her best performance to date! Creepy Elijah Wood! Mark Ruffalo dancing around in his underwear! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll miss your dearly departed pets.

Our other panelists include Signum U. regulars Brenton Dickieson, Emily Strand, and Kelly Orazi. You can find out more about the Mythgard Movie Club here and sign up to attend the Eternal Sunshine discussion here. If you want to donate to support future free programs through the Mythgard Institute, check out Signum U.’s yearly campaign.

And of course, don’t forget to watch Eternal Sunshine! Unless you already did and erased it from your memory… in which case you should probably watch it again.

When: Monday December 4th 8:30 PM ET.

Where: Here!

Edit: And here’s the recording! It was a great discussion, if I do say so myself. Thanks to everyone who attended and participated live. If you catch up with video leave us a comment in the Signum U. forums to tell us what you think or to continue the discussion.

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