13. "Season3 is definitely better than 2..." In response to Reply # 0
Season1 (was stellar, must see!)
Season2 (some good stuff in there, but they got too 'cute' with its presentation and seemed to be trying TOO hard 'blow yer mind' or surprise us with 'reveals', and I think the basic/main storytelling suffered because of it. Season2 is required viewing for season3 though, We ended up having to watching Season2 twice just to get the gist of things. )
Season3 (so far) (Back to form! Its a different show than season1 for sure, but its different in a horizontal way, so I'm good with those differences. The story telling is tight and focused again, the characters and motivations are clearer and more satisfying than Season2.... and the visuals and world we're in now are really Really cool. Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood, Thende Newton & Jeffrey Wright are ALL doing great work here (SPECIAL shout out to Tessa in this past Sundays ep tho....man she was FANTASTIC!)
so if you liked season1, but weren't a huge fan of season2...dont give up..its worth it to .jump back in on season 3!
Far more engaging than Ep 5 "Genre", which was pointless.
I'll miss seeing "Charlotte" grow away from Dolores through bonding with her family, but we needed a catalyst so here we are. That little kid was adorable. (How did Serac's dude blow up the car? Is he a host?)
I can't believe I'm saying this, but they're making Maeve boring. A dramatic shot her body being regenerated isn't impactful because she's constantly getting killed and regenerated. It's whatever.
But at the end of the day, everything that's not about telling me what Rehoboam is actually doing is a distraction and I'd very much like them to get to the point already.
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20. "i had the same thoughts as you did" In response to Reply # 19
>Far more engaging than Ep 5 "Genre", which was pointless.
>I'll miss seeing "Charlotte" grow away from Dolores through >bonding with her family, but we needed a catalyst so here we >are. That little kid was adorable. (How did Serac's dude blow >up the car? Is he a host?)
i wanted to see that tension develop, but i hope they make this loss have a real impact on the relationship
>I can't believe I'm saying this, but they're making Maeve >boring. A dramatic shot her body being regenerated isn't >impactful because she's constantly getting killed and >regenerated. It's whatever.
23. "I think the 8 ep season wasn't for the best" In response to Reply # 22
Too much to set up with all the parties without a lot of payoff. I suppose The Sublime plays a huge part in the next season. But how they handled Bernard (and why even bring in Stubbs) was not good, even if it pays off next season.
How Delores copied/cloned herself over the other hosts never really was explained. So while I'm fine with Hale breaking off from Delores, how that worked (and who she was working with, Serac? Maeve?) is quite muddy. Is she going to Ultron the remaining world? Who knows
Still, I enjoyed the season if only on a surface level. I'll watch S4 to see how it plays out or ends.
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24. "im out..." In response to Reply # 0 Wed May-06-20 07:43 AM by Voodoochilde
after what (i thought) was a strong START....this season completely fell off for me. quite simply, i couldnt 'feel' anyones motivations...they didnt do a good enough job of telling the story in a way to get me to root for, or resent/root against, ANYones motivations. So i wasnt invested & didnt care and the whole thing just became kinda 'fake-cool' corny to me. Seemed like it was trying REALLY hard to have what they THOUGHT were 'cool scenes', but instead they came off as forced, and sometimes at the expense of logic and previous character strengths/characteristics.
the world building, set-work and special effects were all EXCELLENT though....LOVED that part of this season. Just wish the storytelling would have been solid and compelling enough to pull me in.
26. "If the next season isn't the last one, I'm with you." In response to Reply # 24
The show feels as if it makes up rules to govern consequences for the characters out of thin air and it's pretty hard to get too invested into the characters at this point. Assuming the ratings are high for the show, I can see the show runners and HBO wanting to continue down this meandering story telling style also, so I dunno if the next one will be the last.
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