Making it less of a loop and more of a spiral, which has been alluded to in the show. But yes there are so many similarities. I was concentrating more on the literal self-insert and multiple dimensions, but you're right, the ka-tet thing is a more obvious comparison. People with obvious identity issues beyond the extra-dimensional.
It's such a massive story that it's hard to consume fiction without finding at least a couple parallels, but there is a lot more here than usual. I feel the same way.
I was also reminded about the rose in the Dark Tower and the flowers mapping out different dimensions. I agree wit you with the whole Ka-tet feel. Ascending to the top of the house and opening the rose window reminded me of Roland ascending the tower. So many similarities! I felt that whole vibe especially in the last episode. The Dark Tower is my favorite series too. I knew there was more I was missing. I started wizard and glass yesterday and the recap at the beginning just set my brain on fire and more and more hits me as the book moves on.
Fucking love these two series. The graphic novels actually tell the story chronologically. So they take backstory from the first few books and a big chunk of book 4 and start when Roland is s teen. I just finished season 2 and thought about The Dark Tower novel immediately as Karim read the message that was carved in the back of that door in the old house.
The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, #2) by Stephen King
Also, all that rose thing. In DT the rose represented the Dark Tower itself and all the multiple universes. Also, every single one of the flowers represented a different world in the field of roses around the Dark Tower. In The OA, the roses sprouting out of the ears made a map of every single reality related to the boys Jesse, Steven and French. If you want to go deeper into it, you can even recall that the roses in DT seemed to be singing I love it!! Great connections there.
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Im back up to wizard and glass now and the dominoes just keep falling. It makes me love this series even more. It really makes me wonder if Brit and Zal are tower fans, or are these just universal themes for this type of story. The part that really made me think of the Dark Tower was the abandoned house with the connections to other dimensions especially with the red rose window.
Oh man yes, thank you, I don't know anyone else that has seen the series and read the books and season 2 episode 2 really hit me with the similarity for some reason.
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Season 1 is kind of like Wizard and Glass, when Roland is telling his new ka-tet about his old one. The house on Nob Hill is so much like the house Jake goes into in one of the books, how it seems almost alive.
The novel follows Roland's trek through a vast desert and beyond in search of the man in black. Roland meets several people along his journey, including a boy named Jake Chambers who travels with him part of the way. The Gunslinger.
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Through parallel worlds and across time, Roland must brave desolate wastelands and endless deserts, drifting into the unimaginable and the familiar as the road to the Dark Tower extends beyond its own pages. The film recieved negative reviews by fans and critics alike. While discussing the development of the series in the light of the film's critical and commercial underperformance, King expressed "we'll see what happens with that.
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