Post by Tommy West on Feb 20, 2013 18:53:45 GMT -6
1x12 "Depart" Review
Right, I'm really sorry to say that I wasn't the biggest fan of this episode.
I've made it quite obvious by now that my favourite episodes so far have been the ones that relate to the show's original premise - teens trying to make it in Hollywood - and whilst episodes that have little to do with that premise are definitely possible in a series like this, I just hadn't connected enough to Alisha's character to really care about her dilemma. Do I think she made the wrong choice? Yes. Am I particularly sad to see her go? No, not really. She's consistently been the blandest member of the regular cast and whilst she has had redeeming moments, they haven't been enough to save her entirely. Alex is a much more engaging lead and I'm hoping the focus will be primarily on him now as he's a strong enough character to not need to share the spotlight.
Had Alisha and David kissed in the previous episode or was their first kiss off screen like their speech in this episode suggested? I don't quite remember but if it was the letter, I'd advise against doing it because audiences want "show, don't tell" and it's no fun to hear about a first kiss but not say it.
I'm pretty sure David meant Switzerland, not Sweden, due to their neutral status in conflict. Was that a deliberate joke to show he's not that bright or was it a mistake in the writing?
I think I'd be pretty pissed off if my friend left the city after an argument with only a letter and didn't even try and talk to me again. Alex was so clearly against Alisha leaving that I'm surprised he didn't try and actively stop her. I was expecting him to have a last minute change of heart and meet them at the airport soap opera style so I was kind of glad to see he'd stuck by his stubbornness and refused to see her off. He's not the nicest guy ever and I really like that about him. It's what makes him a much more compelling lead than Alisha was.
So yeah, wasn't completely sold on this one, I'm afraid. I'm hoping that with Alisha out of the picture now, things will be on the up. Only one more episode until I'm completely caught up and I'll just have to see what the flashback Christmas episode has in store for me!
Chin up, mate. Unfortunately us writers don't win every battle!
Post by Tommy West on Feb 18, 2013 13:49:20 GMT -6
I like shaved guys but I've gotta agree - Evans is better shirtless in What's Your Number then Cap. Plus, being a big Cap fan that I am, it's super weird because I just cannot find him attractive in that role.