ThatI mean what.
the hell was that
supposed to be?
Most of the time there's something redeeming in a Year Only episode - like in the pretty terrible "The Troubled Spirit," which has this truly awful bit of 70s pop parascience bullshittery as a backbone, but which is partially redeemed as art by opening with a 2m 30s tracking shot filmed in silence except for music from a guitar recital which segues cleanly into what turns out to be a solid five minutes of no-dialogue extended-opening visual storytelling. Very adventurous direction and good performances in service of an unfortunate story, but redeemed in part as art. It's nicely told - it's just dumb parascience bullshit.
But, yeah ... Not this time. No. Oh gods no.
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