Friday, February 01, 2008

The House Between 2.2: "Separated"

"Separated" is the second episode of The House Between's second season. In this shocking installment, Arlo (Jim Blanton) has fallen into the quantum stream and emerged in a version of the house at the end of the universe that is a dark reflection of the world he knows. Meanwhile, his friends - Astrid (Kim Breeding), Travis (Lee Hansen), Bill (Tony Mercer) and Theresa (Alicia A Wood) - struggle to get Arlo back before time runs out, but Travis and Bill grow ever more argumentative. Produced for the Lulu Show LLC by Joseph Maddrey. Written and directed by John Kenneth Muir. www.thehousebetween.com

The House Between 2.2: "Separated"

2 comments:

  1. Mike De Luca3:50 PM

    We have Kim Breeding's Astrid making like Piper Laurie and Tony Mercer's Bill making like a cross between Frank Booth and Big Daddy from "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", in this fascinating mash-up of Star Trek goateed Spock alternate universes, Guantanamo thematics, and Tennessee Williams psychodrama. I like how Lee Hansen's Travis, even in an alternate universe, remains, well, Travis. The chained Outlander reminded me of both tht work of George Romero and Danny Boyle. Alicia A. Wood, I must note, delivers her most touching performance to date. And Theresa and Arlo? Aww. I must complement Jim Blanton for conceiving this story, this unique wrinkle in time, and Mr. Muir for creating, writing, and directing this wonderful show and with this season's first two episodes, beginning things with a bang.

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  2. sheridansinclair@lycos.com,7:27 PM

    This episode is the best comment (though veiled in S.F.) I have yet seen on the experience of life in a foster home down to the dangerous secret lurking in the closet or as you make it literal, the crawlspace. Though there are fight scenes feeding the dog I know the heart of this story is in its domestic touches, particularly in the kitchen. The most upseting (and true) moment is also the simplest,involving the father figure overturning a bowl of oatmeal at what should be family time/meal time. This small but brutal act has far more emotional impact and resonance in the story than anything else.

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