S1 Discussion Thread Jul 12, 2012 23:53:25 GMT -6
Post by Jamison on Jul 12, 2012 23:53:25 GMT -6
To be honest, I'm quite shocked to be getting a new review for season one I glad you've decided to go back and see how everything started.
I absolutely loved Lana's starting voice over. As for Quentin, I really thought for a second there that he started out as a bad guy, or at least a guy with some edge to him. It's a dark side that is fun to see in characters when you first meet them, whether it continues or not.
That voiceover, in the beginning, is something that will be touched upon again in the season one finale. Season one was all about setting up the story, sort of like a prequel for Lana before she actually takes up the title "Trinity." So, I'm glad you liked that little hidden flashback
As for Cynthia, she seems a bit cliched, though judging by season two, that issue is more than fixed.
Cynthia was a little rough for the first few episodes, to a lot of readers. I think she's just a character that grows on you, because I think she has developed the most, of all the characters, so far.
Quentin's graveyard talk with his wife. It was simple enough, though it opened the fact that he really loved Valentina, enough to bring her her favorite flower instead of just some store-bought bouquet. Also, seeing Cynthia's vision of her and Quentin only two scenes after the graveyard scene made me a bit uncomfortable, like you were stretching a bit too far to assure the readers that Quentin will get over his wife.
Quentin is definitely still in love with Valentina. We see that, even in season two. I think he needs some closure when it comes it her. I love that graveyard scene, and I always remember it because it was the first time I introduced the "second woman," in Quentin's life. HAHA! Seems like such a long time ago.
Sorry about the whole Cynthia/Quentin thing. It was initially put in the script to serve as a introduction from Cynthia's point of view, but the future is always changing so, that may or may not ever happen, and if it does, the circumstances may be different than what you'd think from that vision.
The scene where Cynthia was kidnapped was kind of expected, but in that way that makes you sit on the edge of your seat during the entire scene, telling the college girl not to go into the basement. I loved it! I also loved the rock that weakened Lana, and it raises a few questions to keep you hooked, like what is it and how does it hurt her, a human? The ending was quite a surprise as well. I didn't see it coming at all.
I love when I excite people with my writing. I always try to make it as real, and gripping as possible, and I'm glad it worked out. I like to think that my writing techniques has developed and grown even more, so I hope as you continue to read, you notice that growth.
Overall, the episode was a solid A. I'm looking forward to reading more!
Thank you, so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed the pilot!! Still shocked I even got this review! hahaha!