It's still unclear whether or not Review takes place in purgatory, but it is clear that something strange is definitely going on. Andy Daly, the show's star and co-creator, wrote to Vulture to explain why he might be a god.
In last night’s episode of Review, Forrest got a prison-yard pillow fight going, and it caused terrible injuries when people put heavy objects in their pillowcases. This probably seemed familiar to anyone who read about the totally insane freshman-cadet pillow fight at West Point a couple weeks ago, which went down in just about the same way. Here’s an article about that: "Annual West Point Pillow Fight Injured 30."
Our segment was shot long before that story broke, so we must have been shocked when we read about such a similar thing actually happening, right? Well, not exactly, because we’re kind of getting used to it. This was hardly an isolated incident. Check this out:
- We shot the episode-six "Rowboating" segment in October 2014. Forrest, out for a pleasant afternoon on a peaceful bay, is swept out to sea and later rescued by a whaling ship. Then, a few weeks later, this: "Kayakers Blown Out to Sea Rescued by Squid-Fishing Boats."
- Then we shot our "Catfishing" segment, where Forrest creates a phony profile on a dating site and does a Google Image search for “very handsome man” to get his profile picture. Then this broke: "The Random Guy Josh Duggar Used As His Ashley Madison Profile Pic Is Not Happy."
- But the creepiest one involved our "Buried Alive" segment, which saw Forrest's harmless, controlled venture into the grave turn into a no-bullshit life-and-death struggle. Then we read this: "'Buried Alive' Escape Artist Rescued After Stunt Goes Wrong."
I don’t know what the hell is going on here! But I do know what’s going to happen to Forrest in next week’s season finale, and if this pattern continues, something terrible is coming! Oh, Lord!