We’ll be having a group watch of Move To Heaven, right here on the blog, and here are all the details that you might want or need!
Why this Group Watch?
Basically, Elaine proposed this group watch on Patreon, for anyone else interested in watching the show, to join her on a mini group watch, where they would discuss the episodes in the Deep Dive Zone (a chat corner that I’ve created on Patreon, where we chat all things drama, spoilers and all).
Trying something different
Basically, I’ve already covered this show on an episode-by-episode basis on Patreon, back when Show first aired, in 2021.
Instead of writing new episode notes for this group watch, I thought I’d use the notes that I’ve already written for Patreon, here in this group watch.
And so, there will be notes, but not screen shots, just as they appear on Patreon.
This way, there’s something in place to aid the group discussion, without my having to write new stuff – AND, it’ll give everyone a better idea of what you can expect, on Patreon!
I hope you guys like the idea!
This is the schedule that Elaine’s come up with, together with the other folks who’ve expressed interest to join the watch!
Week 1 – 27 Sep Wed to 3 Oct Tue: Ep 1 to 3
Week 2 – 4 Oct Wed to 10 Oct Tue: Ep 4 to 6
Week 3 – 11 Oct Wed to 17 Oct Tue: Ep 7 to 8
Week 4 – 18 Oct Wed to 24 Oct Tue: Ep 9 to 10
In other words, the first Open Thread will be up very very soon, in just a couple of days!
Why you should watch
This is a really touching, heartfelt show, and it really isn’t as difficult or heavy of a watch, as you might expect.
Allow me to quote myself; this is what I wrote about Show, in The Short Verdict section of my review:
Show takes the heavy, delicate topic of death, and gives it a warm, tender and hopeful sort of treatment which I personally find extremely soothing. It’s true that some of the cases are painful to watch, but Show always finds a way to bring a heartfelt, healing touch to each case, which makes the journey feel worthwhile.
On top of this, we also get meaningful character and relationship development for our key characters over the course of the show, and this ties everything together in a way that feels meaningful.
Our cast is excellent, but the stand-out for me is Tang Joon Sang, who does a fantastic job of portraying Geu Ru, a character who’s on the Asperger’s spectrum. I also love that Show often makes Geu Ru our MVP, because this demonstrates so well, that Geu Ru isn’t disabled; he’s just differently abled.
It’s true that Show makes my heart ache, but even so, my heart aches so good.
Where to watch:
Show is available on Netflix.
Getting around geo-restrictions
If you’re geo-restricted, a VPN service would help you get around that. Not only does it provide online safety, it also gives you access to lots of great geo-restricted content.
I personally use NordVPN. You can find my review of NordVPN here.
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..That’s about it, really! I really hope that you guys are happy with this experiment, and I hope you’ll have a great time, discussing the show!
Please go forth and enjoy your first couple of episodes – and remember to tune in for the Open Thread posts, going live starting this Wednesday! ❤️
Also, don’t worry if you can’t make it to join the discussion on Wednesday itself; these aren’t live watch parties. Often the discussions go on all week, and sometimes beyond!