Live-Tweet | Ascension 1.2, 19-2 (Bravo) 2.5

The “twist ending” (which I won’t reveal – it’s a fairly obvious fakeout once one sees it) to Ascension’s second episode might be a bit underwhelming to certain viewers (especially once one realizes Ascension is loosely based on real history), yet it’s science fiction on CBC Television. I reference Overdrawn at the Memory Bank a fair bit in the live-tweet session, as it’s a forgotten piece of Canadian content (…well, Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans know it), and it draws from many of the same plot points as Ascension. The big difference is, Ascension lacks flavo-fives, and a lead character whipping out a questionable Humphrey Bogart impersonation. Ma, my nuts?

As for Bravo’s 19-2, it has to be my most successfully live-tweeted show so far. Granted, quite a few members of the 19-2 cast and crew are active on Twitter, yet I genuinely enjoy the show and its approach to storyline progression. Despite this, 19-2 has never been the main focus of a Gloryosky article – a streak that ends now. Here are my live-tweet sessions for Ascension’s second episode and 19-2 2.5 (“Rose Garden”).

Visit Gloryosky’s Storify, Tumblr, and Twitter for further live-tweet details, and for media-related items of more than 140 characters. I’ll try to write actual reviews before the end of this year! Seriously!

C. Archer
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