Was it worth the 7+ hour journey? For starters: This series fixed a LOT of the issues I had with the first two seasons of Serial.
It starts out as a murder-mystery, but once they realize the end of the mystery isn’t much of a mystery, they quickly take it another direction. It’s a luxury the first season of Serial didn’t have, forcing Sarah Koenig to spend the last episode of that season pondering if her investigation was truly newsworthy, or if she merely stumbled upon the same questions that nearly every murder case poses (even those that are open-and-shut). Her verdict was different from mine.
Back to S-Town…Loved the flavor. Loved the subject. Loved the depth. Loved the fact that so many people got twist expectations about themselves in their own words. Villains become heroes. Heroes become villains. Really well made and very emotional at times. But… SPOILER ALERT.
Do not read more if you haven’t heard it yet.
Continue reading “S-Town: VII”
I just noticed that S-Town episode IV isn’t listed on this site. Technical error. I didn’t skip it!
Okay, now the podcast is getting real…Starting in a model familiar to listeners of Serial or any LONG This American Life piece, then taking a sharp dive in a different direction. Will I like that direction? Well, I’m still on the train…for now.
Still saving my thoughts. But the hook at the end of episode was totally spoiled by a throwaway line in the middle of the episode. Again, if not for all the recommendations, I wouldn’t still be listening to it…how long will that last?
My overall thoughts on S-Town will come at the end of series. For right now, I’ll just say that if the podcast hadn’t been recommended to me by 100 different people in the last 20 minutes, I probably wouldn’t listen to it past this episode.