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from the director of Call Me By Your Name

Looks interesting...it has Jack Dylan Grazer in it.

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Weird show. The relationship between him and his mother seemed very odd. In some scenes they seem overly close, but then he tells his stepmom that he doesn't think she loves him? And what was the slap about?

Also, he seemed like a fish out of water at the army base which seemed strange for a kid of such a high-ranking military mom. Who was the person he was yelling at his mom for taking him away from? The grandfather?

Are we to take it that the kid is bi? He seemed fascinated by the girl but then was also was staring at the army dude.

I am kind of interested in seeing where this show goes, but I am not sure if I like it yet.

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Why would that make anything interesting?

I turned it off before the end of the episode.  Even starved for new content, I don't think this is worth watching.

And having grown up on military bases, including some overseas, the soldiers are always segregated from the women and children.  There is no way he could have wandered around the base and into an open shower room.  

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30 minutes ago, meep.meep said:

Why would that make anything interesting?

I turned it off before the end of the episode.  Even starved for new content, I don't think this is worth watching.

And having grown up on military bases, including some overseas, the soldiers are always segregated from the women and children.  There is no way he could have wandered around the base and into an open shower room.  

I wasn't talking about the plot. I just thought it was interesting that actor is related to the producer. One of those useless Hollywood trivias.

But, honestly, the plot is hard to get into. They think beautiful Italian scenery is what makes up lack of plot, but I believe the character is just too unlikeable. There are other roles where he excels in. This was not one of them. I'll try to watch it, but I think this is going to end on a cliffhanger.

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What a weird show with weird people. Yet, I will likely keep watching.

It seems like a cross between Euphoria and My Brilliant Friend.

On 9/17/2020 at 8:11 AM, Jadzia said:

Who was the person he was yelling at his mom for taking him away from?

He is gay and is apparently in love with a boyfriend named Mark from back home. He messaged the guy a couple times. I think that is who he is mad about being taken away from by his Mom.

On 9/17/2020 at 8:11 AM, Jadzia said:

He seemed fascinated by the girl but then was also was staring at the army dude.

I don't think he is attracted to her at all romantically, but fascinated by her as a person. He is obviously intrigued by her gender issues.

 

It really is an interesting setting. They live in a little "piece" of America dropped into the Adriatic coast of Italy on the other side of the world in Europe. They can literally pass a gate into a completely different world, culture and country. "Americans can only be happy in America...this IS America!" was a quote from the show. In reality, these kids don't really live in America, but a paltry imitation of it. I think this makes them subconsciously depressed and disfunctional. They are really lost souls who never really get to go home.

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I'm really not sure WHAT to make of this first episode.  First of all, I get the feeling that the extremely slow plot development and meandering nature might be because the series is probably just too long - 8 episodes is too much if each episode is going to be like this one in terms of plot and character development.

Second, and I know this is incredibly nit-picky, but the entire beginning scenes wherein Fraser is baffled and totally unfamiliar with getting a military ID is just flat-out wrong.  Take it from a military wife, even if you're in the National Guard, every kid has a military dependent ID from the age of 10 onward.  And they have to be renewed.  If this kid's mom is a freakin' general that means she's been in the military probably her son's entire life, no matter WHERE she was stationed.  My husband's unit was stationed in the states most of the time, and both my kids have had their dependent IDs since the age of 10.  It's not some weird 'only if you're stationed overseas' thing.

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