Clem, Jenna - your editor - and I sat down and went through the guidelines together.
Appreciate your feedback. I did actually have a good, thorough look through the Mindframe article that you've linked, and I think people might be looking at the top couple of paragraphs, and not reading any further.
"The way in which suicide is reported appears to be particularly significant. While evidence for media reporting that can contribute to a reduction in rates is generally lacking, there are some isolated studies that suggest reporting that frames suicide as a tragic waste and an avoidable loss, and focuses on the devastating impact of the act on others, has been linked to reduced rates of suicide.
For example, a 1997 Australian study of reporting of Kurt Cobain’s suicide in a range of media found that rates of suicide among 15-24 year olds fell during the month following the reporting of Cobain’s death. Significantly, media coverage of Cobain’s death was highly critical of his decision to suicide4" .
- See more at: http://www.mindframe-media.info/for-media/reporting-suicide/evidence-and-research/evidence-about-suicide-in-the-media#sthash.yzYocteV.dpuf
Well, the review isn't about me, so I'd not talk about something I have in common with said cast member; I praised their abilities on this project alone, as this is a review of this project, and nothing else.
Also, it's a comedy. I think criticising the 'wig work' is patently missing the point, unless you were expecting an HBO drama. Like I said, it's Portlandia-esque, and is charming and funny, and wig work shouldn't really factor into it.
Also, I work at the ABC. I do TV there, and I know many of the cast and crew, but this is a review from someone who cares about comedy and didn't necessarily go in thinking they'd like it. Trust me, it's worth a watch. :)
Thankyou, friends. :)
Yeah, the torture scene I had some problems with, although they did pick the right character to do it, and the post-quest bit (I shan't spoil anything) took some of the sting out of it. Again, I think Rockstar think they're satirising with these depictions of moral depredation, but they're quite often soaring past the mark. Which means often excellent storytelling and character work can be undermined, for many players of the game. It's a bummer, though, I agree, and it certainly warrants discussion.
Nellsson, I'm giving everyone a lesson in linkbait. :D
Also, Luke, thankyou. Insanely compelling piece, sterling work.
Great premise, but that guy playing the captain really, really ruined it for me.
Anon42, you took the words right out of my mouth. Beautifully said, thankyou.