Shryke Posted June 12, 2014 Share Posted June 12, 2014 First of all, great post. I can fully see how you have brought yourself to this conclusion, and in the end of things, you are right in what you say the show was about. I disagree with the premise that there wasn't a ton of misdirection in the writing though. The very nature of the characters themselves forced you to try and view the world in a non traditional manner. With hallucinations thrown in for good matter, the writer was asking you to see things from different angles. There were red herring clues scattered throughout the series. I see this show as a straight forward tale told from a circular perspective. But those hallucinations and attempts to sway your opinions aren't red herrings. There's no misdirection in any of that. They are trying to get you to, for instance, buy in to Rust's nihilism. To see things from a different angle, as you put it. And then, of course, to then bring you to catharsis along with the character. But none of that is a red herring or misdirection. None of that is trying to get you to buy in to anything more complicated then what the story presents. It's all just trying to set a mood and get the audience into a certain mindset. There's a difference between trying to create a distorted window for you to view the series' world through and trying to create the impression of an elaborate complicated plot. It's a very simple plot that tries to set a tone and a mood for the piece and that tone and mood don't create the impression of complexity in plotting. Rust may talk about circular perspectives but the show itself is not told from one. The show is actually really really simple in execution. It's not a Nolan film or anything. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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