I liked it. Giving it a 4 out of 5.
I thought it dragged for about 10 or 15 minutes near the beginning, but the grand finale was very cinematic. ("Bullet Time" rain, anyone?) It evoked memories of a lot of heavy rains I've been in. Or maybe they were carwashes.
Not once did I think of Citytalkers
. For me, it was EP046: Natural Order
Oh, also that scene in The Ruling Class
- the duel with The Electric Messiah.
One thing that seemed like a logical slip to me was the explanation/justification used for the floods. Why would flooding the same place over and over again *preserve* a way of life. It seemed to destroy a way of life rather than holding it down, keeping it from developing. That made no sense to me.
The same thing bothered me. Then I just let it go, and added more duct tape to my disbelief suspenders.
Mur was a good choice for narrator. Great to hear her again.
If a town is destroyed why would it be rebuilt exactly how it was? How would that keep people locked in their old-fashioned way of life/thinking? Would not insurance money and financial support from the government (...?) lead to an improvement of the town's infrastructure/maybe even making it more desirable for professionals to live there. ... On the other hand this actually makes me wonder why people who survived stayed in the first place. Would they not relocate after one of these devastating floods not having any ties left to the town?
I can never figure out why, in hurricane-prone regions, people may have merely decorative fake shutters on their houses, and when a hurricane threatens they all run out to Home Depot and buy up all the plywood they can nail over their windows and fake shutters. Why not install actual working shutters?
Why do Californians build homes on the side of hills that threaten to slide into the ocean/highway/neighbour's yard if they leave their sprinklers on too long? Oh yes, lovely view, while it lasts.
In dry wildfire areas, why not use terracotta tile or steel roofing?
Why doesn't New Orleans drag in 16 feet of fill? (yeah, yeah, the expense)
Building a home in tornado alley without a basement or some kind of well-anchored safe room?
Naples - hey, that's a volcano up there!