Tuning in to “Get a Clue” this week was definitely an experience! The Twitter buzz about Lawrence Spitler surely did not disappoint! In order to describe my personal experience while listening to this show, I would have to say that one of my favorite parts was trying to figure out who killed him and another was feeling like I was interacting with the show in a way. It kept me on my toes for sure!
Speaking from a technical standpoint, my absolute favorite part of the show is the dialogue. The use of so much slang and curse words gives it a realistic and raw feeling that just screams “noir”. One can tell that the creators put a lot of effort into script writing, as each word and line are well thought out. The sound elements flow well, as they propel the dialogue and vice versa. From the very beginning, the suspenseful music captures the listener’s attention and never lets it go, as the music strategically transitions when the character monologues change. I think this adds organization to the show, because each character’s monologue has its own background music to associate with it. The written dialogue is brought to life by the voice actors. At times, it seems like some of the voices are a little drowned out by the music and effects, but their voice inflections truly convey the emotions and seriousness of the plot. The sound effects truly stand out, from the angelic sound introducing one of the women, to the loud police sirens.
The only note that I would make about this otherwise great show is that I found myself wanting a little more interaction between the characters. Don’t get me wrong, I love the monologues, because they provide a solid background for the women’s relationships with Lawrence and establish the premise of the plot. However, I think some direct dialogue between the characters would add even more depth to “Get a Clue”. That being said, I absolutely love the show and think that everyone did a superb job in writing and producing it.