Season 1 Discussion Thread Jul 2, 2013 17:57:58 GMT -6
Post by Brady Brown on Jul 2, 2013 17:57:58 GMT -6
The Super Teens, for me, is something of a guilty pleasure - I mean that as a compliment, Brady!
Programs like Trinity and Watchtower, they have an established genre and backstory, coming from the Smallville universe, whereas TST strives to make it's own mark as part of the 'main line up' of the VPN. I think it has succeeded, because I read every episode of the 2nd half of the season as it was released, EXCEPT for the 2-part finale, which was spread over a three-week period because of Brady not having access to the Internet. I did this because I knew I would much rather not see how it 'cliffhangered' to lead into part 2, but rather read it all in one go!
Without giving too much away for those who haven't read it, the finale really delivers action, emotion and a lot of secrets coming to the fore and being exposed.
If TST comes back for a second season, though, Brady, I hope you take the opportunity to clear away some of the dead weight - you talked about in reply to one review that the show is about family, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the Knox', and I personally feel that with them constantly turning to the Uscios (sp?), they are getting things a little too easily, and it takes away from the main characters being developed - the only real member of that family I like is Mrs. Uscio, and that's only because of her past with "Chosen", but even then, they don't really feel like proper characters to me, yet, just foils, as it were.
I am looking forward to seeing how the knowledge of the family secret will change the dynamic with Lucy, Fred and Heather, not to mention Jade, and where Debbie's storyline will go after (SPOILERS) that cliffhanger...
Thanks for the feedback, Alex! It's really great to hear that you're enjoying the show, even if it is just a guilty pleasure, haha. I really love creating my own world and characters, which is why my original projects tends to be the ones I focus on the most, and it's great knowing that people can really enjoy it, even if it's not a part of an established mythology, if that makes any sense. xD I really loved writing the two part finale, especially the final two cliffhanger scenes, lol. Smart reading them both in one go, I guess!
I really wanted the season to go out with a bang, delivering a lot of action and emotion and even some reveals, all of which you listed. xD I really wanted to have all of the Bright Day questions answered, as to why it was done, who did it, and who helped the process. The whole "alien" aspect will still be touched on in the future, but it will definitely be a little while down the road.
The show is indeed about family, probably the strongest aspect of it, in my opinion. It really shines through in the next season, which brings me to your complaints on the Uucsio's. I can see how they could be viewed as dead weight to the show. As for the Knox's turning to them when they need help, I look at it the way Clark always turned to Chloe when he needed help, thus causing her to go and hack the nearest database. I get a lot of inspiration from Smallville, which is why I chose that example, lol. To me, they definitely grow in the second season, because they step up as the parenting figures for the Knox's, with Debbie in her current situation, and it really shows their true friendship.
Lucy, Fred, and Heather really don't know what to do with this new information, whereas Det. Ashlock really wants to help in any way she can, seeing as how she's been craving this information since the get-go. And through Debbie, we get to see Chosen and just how it operates, and she meets someone in the facility that really helps her push through and fight to escape and get back to her family.
Thanks again, Alex! It's really great to know you've been enjoying the show, and hopefully you enjoy the next season!