Originally Posted by archiguy
Any comments on last night's episode? I haven't seen it yet...
Goes .... really ..... slowly .....
If you have a smart director and/or writer, then when you have to introduce your audience to new informatin and new characters and new situations, it helps to go slowly.
Here, since you have stupid directors and stupid writers, then when they have a situation where the audience
already knows exactly what is going to happen, but the character
does not know, they string it along for 25 minutes.
We've already told the audience umpteen times "he is not in his own universe". But that doesn't stop the director and writer from stringing out the "he discovers that he is not in his own universe" over an endless amount of time.
Oh, and by the way, some things are different than in his universe.
Those things .... they are not the same as what he is used to.
It's like they're the same - but different.
To his totally unexpressed amazement that we never see, many things are different than in his world.
Repeat for 25 minutes.
In order to enjoy TV, we have to enter the drama being presented (hence the darkness in theaters). Once we do that, our instinctive tendency to follow the lives of those around us kicks in.
So, once there is something about the premise (in this case, " parallel universes " and/or " powerful people are oppressing the average people ") that catches one's attention, then one is tempted to continue with the series in order to " find out what happens to those people ".
However, in this particular case, the TV series is considerably worse than reading a novel about the same premises. The visualization of the events is worse than anyone's imagination reading the scripts. And the scripts are certainly far worse than any good novel about these premises.
So, spend the hour with a good SF novel instead...