season 1 was better than i remembered it being

anonymous asked:

Are you gonna stop watching Supergirl if karamel end up just as friends?

If they split up and remain friends no, I won’t. I will, though, if they take Chris out of the series altogether. I stoped watching the show last season, I wasn’t feeling at all, everything sounded weird, the relantionships were weird (except for Kara’s and Alex’s one). 

To be honest I completly forgot about the show, for me it was like it didn’t exist (and that’s never a good sign for a tv show). One day I heard about Tyler being casted as Superman and I was super excited because I saw him as Derek and I knew how he got better as a actor, I was very happy for him and decided to give it a go. When heTyler left Mon-El was still asleep if I’m not mistaken, and I’ve stoped again because I once again lost interest on the story until a friend of mine mentioned the tumblr madness (not joking she took prints of the chaos here, because you know you this fandom has a bad fame), and I was like: Hum, interesting. I new that if people were so over the edge about a character CW must have done something right. So I’ve binge-watched until the episode they had that far (I think it was Medusa’s one? Or later I don’t recall now), and I as amazed. A show that I didn’t even remembered existing took me over because of him. I didn’t know Chris before this role and yet I thought this season was better than season 1 for so many reasons, that being the bigger one. 

Season 1 of the show was not inticing to me, I felt the characters revolved around Kara way to much, and she was too perfect for my liking. (I tend not to like characters that have nothing to evolve on, to get better at). Chris was one of the main things that got me to stay watching the show. He brings this new light to it, this joyfull thing and the madness that it was lacking. All this hate/love is actually a good thing. The worst thing CW could want is indifference. People either love him or hate him, and that’s exactly what they need. If people are indifferent to a character, they would have done something way wrong. And the raitings are there to prove my point. I know a lot of people that started to watch the show just because of the craziness that’s been going around him, so yeah I can assure CW must be like: muhahaha, we did it.

So, no, I won’t stop to watch if they break up but I will if they take him out of the show. I don’t think they can keep this pace without Chris, he became a huge part of the show in my point of view, it would be a huge waste to get rid of such an amazing character, and a shame really.

Wynonna Earp 2x03

Okay it was a great episode as always but I have to complain about one thing: “I ain’t doing it for him.” Why was that necessary? Doc and Dolls have shown genuine liking for each other. Remember how Doc praised Dolls in ep 1 of this season? Am I honestly supposed to believe that he doesn’t care about Dolls’ well-being for Dolls’ sake just because they like the same girl? That if Wynonna somehow got over Dolls, Doc would lose interest in helping him? I’m so tired of the trope where romantic rivals only ever do nice things for each other for the sake of the person they’re in love with. I had actually been thinking of writing a post about how nice it was that Wynonna Earp hadn’t yet fallen into that trap, but so much for that :/

That said, this one line doesn’t cancel out the genuine regard for Dolls that Doc has shown in the past, nor does it cancel out all the good things about the episode. I just would be more content right now if Doc had said “I ain’t doing it just for him.”

“I don’t ever want to see you again...”

So I’m still trying to process how I feel about the pregnancy plot line they’ve handed us in Episode 1. Clearly, my initial reaction was one of massive irritation (and it still kind of is), mostly because unintended pregnancy plots are fairly cliché and I had hoped Outsiders (which generally is able to offer some pretty outside-the-box story lines) would be better than that. 

I remember back during Season 1 – right after the first time Sally Ann and Hasil got together – I was worried that they were going to go this route and I was pleased that the rest of the season went by without any sort of mention of it. (The only exception to this was Haylie’s pointed question to Hasil about Sally Ann being pregnant – and his denial – and now I’m thinking, “How in the hell would he have known or not known?” because clearly – as we can see now – he didn’t know at all.)  

Okay, so aside from it being a cliché, it also really bothers me because it makes it clear that the writers are allowing the needs of the plot (and their desire for heightened drama) upstage character work. Is this really the only way they can think to get Sally Ann and Hasil back together after their disastrous time on the mountain? Is there no other way for Sally Ann, on her own time, to realize the depth of her feelings for Hasil, and vice-versa? (What makes the writers’ fingerprints on this decision even more clear is that G’win, who had unprotected sex with three different men many, many more times over the same period, is not pregnant, and I doubt they’ll decide she should be, as her plot line is more centered around her new role as Bren’in and her attempts to bring her people back into harmony under her leadership.) 

Here’s my final issue with this whole thing: we all know about Hasil’s background and how as an orphan he felt neglected and overlooked. We know the depths of his feelings and what he’s willing to sacrifice for those he loves. And of course, he would want to feel like part of a family, given that he’s felt slightly apart even from members of his own clan for most of his life. Given that, it’s so clear that once Sally Ann tells him about the baby, he’s going to be all in like we’ve never even seen. And, of course, he loves Sally Ann, but my fear is that his feelings for their child will essentially subsume everything, making her the vehicle for their newly-created family, without him ever really coming back to her and his feelings for her and her alone, apart from her role as mother of his child. 

Also, did it strike anyone else how weird it was that Hasil just seemed to give up entirely when she told him she didn’t want to see him again? I mean, he did leave the bird on her porch, which was sweet, but coming from Mr. Leave-Me-Alone-Now-Why-Would-I-Want-to-Do-That-And-Why-Don’t-I-Talk-to-Your-Brother-Too-While-I’m-At-It, it just doesn’t seem like the relentlessly caring mountain boy we all know and love from Season 1. Again, it’s almost like the writers don’t care about writing him out-of-character as long as it fits in with the needs of the plot they’re advancing. 

Anyway, I’m going to hold out hope that the writers are able to make the whole pregnancy plot work. (Although the actors really do spin so much gold out of what they’re given… honestly, everybody was so great in this episode, I was really blown away.)

So now I guess the question is how she’s going to find a way to tell him. Now that G’win’s forbidden the Farrells from leaving the mountain and he’s been rejected by his girl, it seems like Hasil’s not planning on going anywhere, so it may be up to Sally Ann to venture up the mountain on her own, which could be an interesting development. (And I guess it might explain that promo picture of Sally Ann in what appears to be Hasil’s cabin.) I guess we’ll see soon enough.

Also, please please please, Outsiders, can we finally give Sally Ann a last name? It’s getting kind of embarrassing at this point… Thanks!

Boueibu Season 2 Thoughts

So, last year, I saw Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boueibu Love! and as it aired I gave my impressions of each episode, since I’m a huge fan of the magical girl genre. I originally planned to do the same with Season 2, but real life got in the way and I decided to simply give my thoughts on the season as a whole.

With that out of the way… I’m actually somewhat mixed on how the Season stacks up compared to the first. On the one hand, the new villains both have clear motivations for antagonizing the Defense Club, while Ibushi and Akoya seemed to just be following Kinshiro because… reasons. But on the other, there are fewer episodes that center on the group, and if season one was mostly centered on Atsushi, season two definitely centered on Yumoto.

The Good: Boueibu’s writers make good comedy, that can’t be denied. The season has a lot of funny and out there moments that work and don’t seem too outlandish for the show. Also, if you like Yumoto (as I do), this season gave him a lot of moments to shine and develop. His storyline with the VEPPer is welcome after arguably being the least developed character of Season 1, despite being the “leader” and overpowered. I also enjoyed the brief moments when the characters were allowed to interact with someone outside of their designated same-year partner (The New Year’s interaction between En and Ryuu being my favorite).

The Meh: Yumoto being front and center, while good, had the side effect of pushing the rest of the Defense Club to the background. Io and Ryuu got a focus episode, at least, but most episodes centered around Yumoto and his relationship with Gora, leaving the others to just snark in the background. Related to that, I remember complaining a lot in season 1 about how they never used their powers to fight the monsters and relied on Yumoto being an OP talking, walking fortune cookie. This problem is worse in Season 2, with the Defense Club completely unmotivated until the last couple episodes. Another thing is that, while having better motivations, the VEPPer are simply not as memorable as the Conquest Club, as both of them have very similar personalities, while the Student Council has 3 distinct ones.

Overall, I think Boueibu Season 2 is somewhat stronger in the story department than Season 1, but weaker when it comes to characters. It is very enjoyable, and, like last season, the finale is suitably grand and dramatic without sacrificing the comedy. If you liked Season 1, you’ll probably enjoy Season 2, just be prepared for the focus to shift from Atsushi to Yumoto.