there are some respects (especially as regards worldbuilding) in which LOTR is a lot more nuanced and detailed than many later users of the genre conventions it helped popularize and so there’s some stuff that Tolkienesque fantasy gets criticised for that Tolkien himself doesn’t actually tend to do
there’s obviously plenty to criticise in LOTR itself, but it’s not always what seems obvious based on later examples of the genre, and it’s fascinating to see how those tropes have mutated
Other people have commented on the various failings of Season 2 of Supergirl a lot better than I have, so I’m not going to get into that here. The thing that bugged me the most, on a petty, nitpicky, oh come ON level, was the way everyone was running around in terror of the Daxamite invasion. Okay. So the spaceships have shields. But they sent in ground troops. To fight against 21st century humans. Not just any humans- Americans.
For those who don’t know, Daxamites have a weakness, much like Kryptonians do to kryptonite. Their weakness is against lead.
Cedric greatly ponders the opposing ideas between his inner heart and mind; and expresses them into a solemn ballad. Many thoughts of his past and present emotional experiences are conjured up transiently around him. The happier and gentle memories of Sofia interrupt his more sinister ones. He then seemingly slumps into his chair in defeat, as he thinks more of her.
Although Wormwood is absolutely persistent in making Cedric evil, and reminds him that even though Sofia is nice to him… the others never were. Harking back to how the others have only ridiculed Cedric. Which then spurns the sorcerer into an anxiety attack, where he realizes he truly must take over the kingdom… once and for all.