Post by snappysara on Sept 9, 2012 11:23:42 GMT -5
I have to disagree with you here dedaved. For me, it is always one of the episodes I start with when introducing people to Moonlighting. A good case. Humour "our first case and we kill a guy", sensitivity, arguments, comedy-the chase scene is the best in the whole 5 series. Lastly, it sows the seeds for what is to come, their beautiful relationship "I'm glad you're my partner, partner". Only thing that is missing on the Dvd is the William Tell overture.
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2012 11:24:52 GMT -5 by snappysara
There's only two parts I really liked, one which was when Maddie was describing to David WHY she didn't want to take the case, as she was previously the victim of a stalker. It was heartfelt and emotional. When watching it, it felt like Maddie was a real person with a real past, and not just some fictional character. The other was the lead up to them finding the guy who previously attacked Mrs. Wiley. Them driving through the desert, the old town...it was all very atmospheric, including the music that was playing. I think it's music from a Twilight Zone episode. It even made the episode FEEL like a Twilight Zone episode, because their both driving through the desert and end up in some old church. Scenes like that are often in Twilight Zone episodes. It was weird to hear this old music played over scenes of 1980s graffiti'd L.A. though.
The lady in the iron mask herself was extremely hard to understand. It was more for the plot than anything else (so the husband could impersonate her) but it made it hard to follow what she was saying. This episode reminded me of "Plastic Fantastic Lovers" which also started with a disfigured client, and a creepy vibe due to the subject matter. That one got played for laughs though, while this one was, excluding the chase, more serious.
Maddie and David both dressing up as Mrs. Wiley wasn't really funny to me, and neither was the chase.
I also begin to suspect that there was going to be some switch between Mrs. Wiley and her husband at some point. Right away, I noticed that the husband was unusually small and soft spoken compared to the other male characters or husbands/lovers that are shown in Moonlighting.