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My summer shows have come or are coming to a close so couple thoughts on them:

Teen Wolf Season 5.A Started out good but fizzled towards the end. Again. And it cemented something for me. If this were Team Arrow, Scott would be the Felicity of the group. So to have a storyline where he supposedly fails at being the Oliver of the group just makes me go: well, no shit, that`s because he is Felicty. At least on Arrow Oliver legitimately failed at being Oliver.

By which I obviously don`t mean Scott being the hacker but the "heart of the group". No, that ain`t Stiles. Stiles is the strategist.

Scott just isn`t their leader. This friendship packed always worked because he wasn`t their leader and quite frankly, he isn`t leadership material to me. Scott is a nice guy with a good heart who maybe lets one too many murderers go and is quite a tad too naive but his heart will be in the right place and he never really rides the Chosen One high, looking down on others. That makes him sympathetic and good to hold the pack together. But he is like just the good half of Kirk after the transporter accident split him in half. That episode made very, very clear that Kirk needed the evil half too to be Captain. Luckily, that was running around to be joined again. Scott doesn`t have that.

Oh, and all that of course means that Theo`s plan was balooney. A) How was he gonna get Scott`s friends, not underlings, to follow him? and B) How was he accomplish that with the evil version of all of them, provided he could turn them evil? Bullshit plans are bullshit.

Dark Matter I kept with it because it is Sci-fi and it got kinda better once I learned the character`s number-names but it never bowled me over.

Killjoys Ditto with the watching on the Sci-fi effect and it legitimately had better character work than Dark Matter but it also failed to grab me.

Defiance The same odd mixture as previous Seasons. My favourite relationship has always been Nolan/Irisa father/daughter and they continue to mine this. Albeit often in annoying ways but at least it gets a lot of play in the story. Second-fave are the Tarrs and they always get a lot of play.

Beauty and the Beast I often don`t know whether I should laugh or cry but I made a pact with myself to watch this till the bitter end. Thing is, the Beast mythology they developed could be decent but the romantic dialogue is apparently ghost-written by George Lucas himself. No, strike that, both Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith had better and more believable romantic dialogues so I don`t know who is writing this one.

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Date: 2015-08-25 07:57 pm (UTC)
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Agreed when it comes to Scott (except for the Team Arrow stuff, no idea what you're talking about since I don't watch the show, lol).
And Theo's plan? Makes no sense. Seems to me he could have done what he ultimately did at the end of last ep before. I'm wondering if the Dread Doctors are in on the whole thing or if this is his own little side show (my money's on the latter).

And can we please have more Stiles again? Nothing against the others, but I need my fix. I actually watched Maze Runner the other day because of SERIOUS STILES WITHDRAWAL!

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Date: 2015-08-25 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] astri13.livejournal.com
Agreed when it comes to Scott (except for the Team Arrow stuff, no idea what you're talking about since I don't watch the show, lol).

Hee. Basically, Oliver is the leader of the group and Felicity is the "heart" and moral compass. And Scott can be a true Alpha all he wants but he is not the Alpha of his friendship pack.

I mean, back in Season 2 Derek didn`t do great as an Alpha either but at least he WAS the leader of his pack.

And Theo's plan? Makes no sense. Seems to me he could have done what he ultimately did at the end of last ep before. I'm wondering if the Dread Doctors are in on the whole thing or if this is his own little side show (my money's on the latter).

I agree. I think Theo was following his own, competely nonsensical plan. How did he ever think this was going to wokr out? How were these people ever going to follow him, either as their good or dark selves? Like, whaaaat? I hate it when smart villains have really dumb plans.

And can we please have more Stiles again? Nothing against the others, but I need my fix. I actually watched Maze Runner the other day because of SERIOUS STILES WITHDRAWAL!

I think he got some good material this Season but the "break-up" with Scott sucked. It was 100 % certifiable and justified self defense and yet Stiles isn`t allowed to say so while Scott wails that they don`t kill people. Because human Stiles has such big chances to fight off supernatural creatures in non-lethal ways. And heals from all his injuries too. What Scott is a failure at right now is being a friend.

So far, I did like Teen Wolf Season 3.B best, namely because it centered the storyline on Stiles. That was great.

I have Maze Runner in my shelf but haven`t watched it yet.

Then again, my favourite TW character is Derek so imagine how I feel this Season. *g*
Edited Date: 2015-08-25 08:47 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2015-08-26 01:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scolaro
The breakup with Scott was utterly ridiculous. So random and awkward, and for no good reason. Clearly Scott has a different picture of what happened, thanks to Theo, but this "clever" plan of splitting up the team never should have worked because it was stupid. Both Scott and Stiles talk things out and them NOT doing it was completely out of character.

Maze Runner is fun, even though I'm not sure about the ending. It's only hinted at, because the film is just the first part of three and the next movie is coming soon, so I'll wait until I judge, but I doubt the full explanation will make sense either. Uh well, Dylan O'Brian, Thomas Sangster and Kaya Scodelario in one place was cool enough already, so I won't complain. ;)

Aww, Derek. Sorry about that, this season must suck for you on several levels.

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Date: 2015-08-25 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katikat.livejournal.com
I honestly don't get what should be so amazing about Scott. He's alway so... bland. A leader needs to be decisive, making the tough decisions. He simply isn't capable of that. And this season highlighted it.

I know it will come as a huge surprise - not! - but the fandom blames everything on Stiles, the whole break-up. Wow, so much victim blaming right there. He's the traumatized victim of a serious crime with the typical victim mentality of HIDEHIDEHIDE the stuff he's ashamed of. Yet the break-up is all his fault because if he had told Scott, this wouldn't have happened. As I said on Tumblr, I wonder if the same people would be so quick to judge if he were a rape victim doing exactly the same thing...

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Date: 2015-08-25 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] astri13.livejournal.com
A leader needs to be decisive, making the tough decisions. He simply isn't capable of that. And this season highlighted it.

I know. Unfortunately, I don`t think the writers see it that way.

I know it will come as a huge surprise - not! - but the fandom blames everything on Stiles, the whole break-up.

I`m not in the fandom so this does surprise me. I thought Stiles was a popular character so people would be prone to take his side more.

Yes, I was annoyed too that he never set the record straight but more at the writer for writing this completely contrived dialogue.

When Stiles was hiding it and expressing fear that he would lose Scott, THEN I was more annoyed because I thought: hey, Scott isn`t that kind of asshole. And then...Scott totally WAS that kind of asshole who spouted self-righteous bullshit and walked out on his friend, a friend who has stood by him through terrible times on nothing more than the word of Theo. What.an.asshole.

What already gets me is that I know how 5.B is going to go, Scott will suddenly discover he is that amazing leader (despite not being one) and the pack will rally around him. And Stiles will probably the one who will make nice and Scott will magnaminously forgive him and everything. Basically, the narrative validating all that bullshit.

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Date: 2015-08-25 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katikat.livejournal.com
The thing is, the Tumblr TW fandom is super PC and because Stiles is a white man, he's to be blamed for everything. I even read some BS that Scott needs to be given more leeway because he's a person of color and Stiles is white. I shit you not.

And yeah, I read an interview where Jeff Davis said that Scott and Stiles will have to forgive each other in S5B - and I thought to myself, what should Scott forgive Stiles for? If they actually make Stiles apologize for behaving like the traumatized victim he was, I'll seriously punch a kitten.

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Date: 2015-08-25 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] astri13.livejournal.com
Oh, I see, the tumblr social justice thing where people pontificate to you all day long even though they often don`t have the slightest idea about your culture and history and that, gosh golly, it might be different than theirs and it can not be extrapolated either.

Tumblr is good for reblogging pretty pictures in my eyes but in terms of fannish discussion, lots of it is crazy town. With no manners either.

And yeah, I read an interview where Jeff Davis said that Scott and Stiles will have to forgive each other in S5B - and I thought to myself, what should Scott forgive Stiles for?

Yup, had the same thought. Rarely are fights one-sided but in this case Stiles and only Stiles has something to forgive. Actually, Scott owes the entire pack an apology instead of feeling sorry for himself. Get a grip and put your Alpha-pants back on.

I was pretty miffed at Melissa`s speech to him on how he is their leader. I get it, she is his Mom but nope, he isn`t.

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