Post by Jason T. Davis on Jul 20, 2010 14:25:01 GMT -6
Okay, I'm going to give my review of your brilliant midseason finale episode, "Extract".
You started it of, and BAM! Lana's being dragged through Checkmate. I loved the way you went straight to business in the teaser. Amanda revealed herself as the White Queen pretty early on and that, I didn't expect. Thought you'd wait all the way til the end for everyone to actually find out about her. But, I must say that I'm soo glad you did it this way. Very nice!
I love how you connect these characters together. Like Jack said, they began pretty separated and this episode was all about bringing them together as they form a real team of heroes. I'm loving what you're doing with Jake by the way, I think he's going to be a great part of team Trinity.
So, lets go to Mr. Gold. His first few scenes of the episode, he was confused and on a quest to remember, SOMETHING about his life and when he finally got his memories back, he went on a rampage toward Amanda which I loved. It was great to see her being vulnerable for a change.
Okay...fine. Cynthia wasn't THAT horrible in this episode. I can't say I truly "like" the character yet, but keep this up and I may begin to pretty soon. She seems like she's trying to redeem herself and show Lana & Quentin that she really is sorry. So I'll say that I'm looking forward to seeing how she patches up this relationship when the show returns.
GREAT! We saw some good old Quentin and Lana interactions in this episode. They had to be locked up in a cage for it but hell, I'll take what I can get. I love these two, and I think ever sense Cynthia came around, she's been getting more scenes with Quentin than Lana should have been. So that was great to see. I'm still hoping that one of these days, they'll get into some type of romantic relationship. It may not be now or anytime soon but I really hope it's something you explore soon.
Now! This is what I'm talking about! Pete, right in there where the action's at! Please keep this up! I want to see more of his character and I want to see him involved with Lana and the others. It's crazy how I think just about everyone in this show has the potential to be in a relationship with each other. Pete/Cynthia, based on this episode could work out pretty well. Also, Cynthia/Jake. They've got a lot in common, both being manipulated by Amanda. Hopefully Cynthia will hook up with one of them and soon. This Quentin/Cynthia stuff really gets on my nerve. LOL Gah!
OMG! Amanda was excellent in this episode, as always. She's my favorite character and I think you really do the character justice. You always say you're evil when you're writing and I think that's why you write her character so very well. LOL You're projecting yourself into the script. LOL You're soo nice all the time, the only time you can be mean is when you're writing. ha ha It's so funny. Okay, back to the script. Amanda's cliffhanger was GREAT! That man in the helicopter is TOTALLY Lex Luthor! At least, I hope he is! I mean come on, he had a effin " L " on his ring! But you never gave his fave away! Dammit! How can you tease us like this!?
The story arc was AMAZING. Lana is now free from her kryptonite, but now hundreds of innocent people are infected. I love that! Odyssey is like, the new Smallville now. HA HA! All these confused meteor freaks running around, causing trouble for everybody. This is going to be very interesting.
This episode did all the right things. It set up an amazing story in episode 5 that carried over into this episode for the big touchdown. You met so many high marks here, I'm wondering what you'll do with the rest of the season! I'm gonna give this episode of perfect score. 10/10. Not because you're my brother but because this episode actually deserves that rating. The war has finally begun! I can't wait to see how all this plays out.
Post by Jason T. Davis on Jul 18, 2010 20:19:40 GMT -6
woah! This may be one of the most original ideas I've seen on VPN so far! Seriously looking forward to reading this. I'm in love with the crime-solving aspect of the series, add supernatural plots to that, and it's just about heaven for me. Can't wait to read the pilot. It should be AMAZING!
Post by Jason T. Davis on Jul 17, 2010 20:48:13 GMT -6
I'm gonna review the latest episode, "Diminish" which has got to be one of my favorite episode of the season so far.
Okay, so you started the episode off with Lana expressing to Cynthia that she's been having bad headaches, and you didn't make it seem like it was an important factor of the episode which I thought was great. The way you built up that storyline was perfect. Very well executed. AWESOME!
We finally get to see Valentina's face in some form. I love your casting of Ali Larter. She's looks perfect for the role. I can't wait to see how you work her storyline in the coming episodes/seasons. I'm sure it will be VERY pleasing in my eyes.
My favorite in this episode has got to be Jake. It's crazy because I remember thinking to myself..."Why the hell is he even there?" But you really expanded on his character in this one and I'm SOO glad for it because you got the chance to introduce Jade and the Green Lanterns earlier than you said you would! YAY! So, Jake is completely self aware but his mind has been fragmented. A superpowered confused man...never a good thing. It'll be interesting to see where you'll take his character in the coming episodes. Is he good? Will he fight with Lana? Or will he be set back into another one of Waller's traps? I can't wait! Jade was AMAZING in this episode. I can't wait to see her again because I can really imagine her working well with this story and AWWW! Her and Jake were so cute together. There's chemistry there, and I hope they get a chance to further their relationship somewhere down the line.
So, Quentin has finally discovered how much of a BITCH Cynthia really is. I'm sorry, you know how I feel about her. She's a immature, manipulative brat! Just for the people that don't know. I'm glad her secret is out. It seems like Trinity is finally starting to jump off into something big! Cynthia has to be my least favorite character. I won't say she isn't written well, because she is. But she's just the thorn in my backside, you know? There's always that one character that you would be able to do without seeing and, for me, it's her. Hopefully she'll redeem herself and finally get a boyfriend of her own and stop pushing up on Lana's man. Oh yeah, I went there. Okay...moving on from that.
Amanda was great. She's always great. You write her character so well. My favorite scene of the episode has to be the one between Waller and Cynthia when she yells at her for the first time. It was so funny, so intense. I loved it.
It was great to see that Pete is taking up a more active role in the show. We haven't really seen much of him so I'm glad he's finally becoming a bigger part of the show. Maybe he'll even have interactions with character besides Lana and Amanda in the coming episodes!
Cheshire is back?? What the hell? Can't wait to see how you explain that how she survived getting hit by a train. lmao
Well, I think this episode was GREAT. Your descriptiveness is always refreshing. Your dialogues are always great and the storyline for this episode was EPIC. I'm biting my nails off, waiting for part two! So, I'll give this episode a 10/10. It was perfect!
Post by Jason T. Davis on Jul 17, 2010 20:29:37 GMT -6
I'm in LOVE with some good old action! I find myself to really get into those police type shows, like Criminal Minds, stuff like that. I love Secret Agent-y shows as well, like ALIAS and probably the new upcoming show, Covert Affairs. Next on my list has got the be Supernatural shows. Can't get enough of that.
Post by Jason T. Davis on Jul 13, 2010 0:34:00 GMT -6
Chris...I'm sorry. But I was in LOVE with Gifted. You, me and Brandy built that show up together, so I'm pretty biased in this case. But, DESTINED is UBER cool. It's darker and it's probably the stronger series. But, I just had a thing for Gifted.