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Why I dislike The Fault in Our Stars

So, I’ve been getting a lot of asks over the last few months asking why I strongly dislike TFIOS by John Green as much as I do. And for the most part, all the recent askers have been surprisingly polite, considering the more aggressive ones I’ve received in the past on the subject. Anyway, I’ve answered a bunch of them separately, but I’ve decided to condense all of my theories, opinions and arguments into one succinct post.

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“Mystery in Red Velvet”


Direct episode continuity? Whaaaat?

Short recap this time. The actual plot itself was alright: predictable, but still pretty fun to step through. The classic mystery film elements were spot on, easily my favorite part of the episode. They got so on the nose about it. But what was the most interesting to me was the fact that we seem to have multiple, or even all of the mane 6, finally evolving in their situations in life. All the work of the past seasons is yielding fruit, and it will be interesting to see where that goes.

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OK, I saw the episode(s).
They were quite good actually.

Match Maker
This one looked more like a second pilot episode. It had a couple of establishing character moments and we even saw a bit of Tom (Star’s ex-boyfriend) and Jackie (the girl Marco has a crush on). They also mentioned (again) St. Olga Reform School, which I’m now convinced that it’s going to play a bigger role in future episodes. Ludo is your typical silly villain, but it’s surprisingly funnier than I thought. I really liked the battle scenes even though the plot itself felt a bit too predictable, but it was still enjoyable overall.

School Spirit
Now this was quite fun: a “crazy” episode, just as I wanted. An otherwise regular situation completely hijacked by Star’s powers. I had no problem with the clichéd characters (the mean cheerleader) and I loved Marco’s interactions with his two other friends. While there was no real villain here, I thought it was better than the first segment.

The show also seems to have a somehow strong continuity, but let’s just wait for a couple of more episodes to find out if they’re really planning something.