uses the '80s nostalgia' wave as a weapon, lulling you into a sense of familiarity before showing you what's behind the curtain. this thing makes some *decisions*, and goddamn do they work. i loved it.
my nerves are fucking shredded.
the recorder bit is one of the funniest things i've seen in a long time.
it's so so so good to see these guys playing again; this whole special just made me so happy.
oh, and it's definitely worth noting; the way this is shot is EXTREMELY good, it's way more creative and fun than most comedy specials, and it's super commendable that they went the extra mile to make the whole show look this damn good.
far too dense for me to have any coherency right now. the swiftness of how so many subtle themes come and go, (david's obsession, the scattered nature of news and law enforcement) was almost off-putting at the surface level, but it comes together to make the film feel so strung-out (in a very good way), finding this pinpoint rhythm between hypnotism and pure entropy. the question of when the answers cease to be important is almost forced to cross your mind, but you've been so masterfully sewn to the obsession at hand that you become part of the chaos.