I don't think I ever really expected a satisfying conclusion for this show, but the actual ending was just so much worse than anything I could imagine.
― silverfish, Friday, 18 May 2012 20:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
god, remember the good times?
― ♆ (gr8080), Friday, 18 May 2012 20:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
if you introduce a polar bear in act I...
― Philip Nunez, Friday, 18 May 2012 20:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
not that this didn't bug me all the while watching the show for the first time, but man, on re-watching it the mysteries aren't so immediate and the shoddy writing wrt the characters is ~really~ jumping out this time around.
It really points up how easy it is in serialized storytelling to get your audience with you by alluding to ~secrets and mysteries~, no wonder they binged on that so recklessly. But unless you're counting on getting cancelled, those gd mysteries are gonna come home to fkin roost at some point. Same goes for those BSG fuckers, but they were even more brazen about it, having the very tag line of their show be a straight-faced lie. (tho i still love BSG).
― Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Friday, 18 May 2012 21:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah, I guess that's a quality that I don't sweat in mainstream comics because those things run for centuries, and even if the current creative team doesn't resolve anything, someone else will pick up the thread years down the line. Television show runners, however, would probably be wise to work from a slightly different playbook.
― Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 18 May 2012 21:31 (1 year ago) Permalink