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743293, All caught up; the best thing about this show is the cast chemistry
Posted by Nodima, Sun Jan-09-22 06:43 PM
I could've had a whole season of Jeevan, Kirstin and Frank.

I could've had a whole season of Miranda and Arthur.

I could've had a whole season of Clark and the airport people.

I could've had a whole season of Kirstin and Gil.

But I feel right to suspect the big ideas might miss some of the little things eventually, and its just nitpicks since I binged the whole damn thing in one sitting, but I think Tyler is miscast both times. It also seemed like they wanted us to sympathize with Tyler, but he was a jerk/idiot kid and and even bigger jerk adult. Yea, Clark became a weird perversion of a mad king but was he actually hurting anyone?

Tyler in general doesn't make a lot of sense. This show is so vibey and positive given its subject matter most of the time that his weird Prophet schtick doesn't fit in. It worked during his first episode because he was able to bring in some of the weirder horror aspects that worked so well for the child soldiers...but he's also the guy who's working closely with Kirstin to take down a happy and functional small society in Northern Michigan because...? It all makes sense functionally - what's a dystopia with a religious cult? - but for a whole the show kept giving these vibes that maybe Kirstin was stuck in a split personality between an imaginary comic book world involving all the characters/archetypes from her Before in a way that both how I started thinking that was the case and what Tyler actually is just confuses me. I'm not sold she went from stabbing that dude and nearly being killed by child suicide bombers directed by his hand before coming across her own gravestone...to collaborating in a terrorist act herself, all in just a week?

...But, yea. Overall really in love with this show and the stuff I don't like isn't as goofy as the stuff that threatened to careen Maniac off the rails.

Though I do chuckle a bit whenever Kirstin is this knife-based comic book superhero all of a sudden. Or whenever they refer to her stabbing people like it's, y'know, just kinda her thing or whatever.


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