Discuss and Rate the Last Thing You Watched (non-movies)

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Neurotic Void Melody:
The Boiz Boys
Went into this with the main impression of "who watches the watchmen??" And came out of it instead with an "ooh, that scratched the itch Brightburn couldn't figure out."

(SNIPped the rest but kept this bit so you knew what I was quoting)

This is an excellent review and I agree wholeheartedly. Well done that flesh being!

Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 5 (3/5)

After the worst season in season 4, we get the best season in season 5. But again, that isn't the same as being "good."

Come to think of it, season 5 is really just more of the same of season 3 - Galra Empire fractures because of Zarkon's death/incapacitation, cue Lotor filling the vacuum, cue the pretty pretty explosions. Season 4 has Zarkon come back, cue more pretty pretty explosions. Season 5 has Zarkon outright die, proving two things. One, VLD can almost out DBZ DBZ. Two, Zarkon is a boring antagonist. Just because he's got an interesting backstory doesn't make the character himself interesting when his motivations can be boiled down to "power! Unlimited power!" That the empire fragments upon his death is more interesting than Zarkon himself. But on the subject of Lotor, I know I've been spoiled as to his fate, but seriously, who, watching season 5, believed that he wouldn't go bad? He wants quintessence this, quintessence that, and he spends more time doing that than securing the throne. FFS, even the characters point it out. But not Keith. Poor Keith. The show seems to have forgotten he existed at this point. Seriously, no idea how Klance became a thing at this point when we've gone a whole two seasons without them interacting, while LancexAllura is developed over time. I mean, cliche, sure, but least it makes sense.

Oh, and Pidge's dad is saved. Like her brother. Because God forbid a protagonist dies, or experiences loss. But hey, explosions, and plot revelations we can see coming a galaxy away...yay...

So, that's VLD. Best of the bunch, but yet to be "good."

Breaking Bad

One of these shows I've always been meaning to get around to and now finally did. It was mostly really good. Now, mind you, I say "mostly" because I felt that the series at its most consistent in the first two seasons and hit its peak, as a thriller at the very least, when Walter and Jesse were held prisoner by Tuco in the second season but both as a character study and as a story about organized crime it it remained enjoyable all the way throughout, carried by a consistently fantastic performance by Cranston and a steady influx of mostly very well written side characters.

It's not exactly realistic and I doubt it's trying to be, it has that theatric "Scarface" attitude towards its depictions of the American drug trade but while it"s not very realistic it is consistently believable in its version of New Mexico's underworld, even if characters like Saul Goodman, Gus Fring, Mike Ehrmantraut or even what Walter himself eventually becomes are very much the type of over the top archetypes you tend to see in crime fiction.

If anything there seems to be kind of a meta story to the series of how a grounded world with relatively grounded characters eventually morphing into more and more of a potboiler gangster story (most exemplary of that Hank turning from an abrasive asshole cop into a heroic detective) but simply taken at face value it's... fun, yes. Arcs like the Tuco kidnapping, the assassination of Gus Fring or the entire last season about the peak and eventual fall of Walters career as a criminal all made for a very engaging watch.

So, haven't had time to post reviews, so going to do a bunch together:

-Climate Change: The Facts (3/5)

Facts that I already knew. Far more interested in solutions at this point.

-My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: Season 2 (4/5)

The season where the show found its groove.

-Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 6 (4/5)

The season where the show finally got good. Sort of.

Hawki:

-Climate Change: The Facts (3/5)

Facts that I already knew. Far more interested in solutions at this point.

Well, if these facts were well know, we could focus on solutions instead of wasting time and money on 'proving it.'

trunkage:

Hawki:

-Climate Change: The Facts (3/5)

Facts that I already knew. Far more interested in solutions at this point.

Well, if these facts were well know, we could focus on solutions instead of wasting time and money on 'proving it.'

I'm not worried about proving it now. If anything, that's one of the few glimmers of hope that climate change denialists have become well and truly fringe.

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