Being a fan of this show has become an exercise in frustration. The first 20 episodes were really well done and fun to watch, despite having Ben resort to the Anti Hero
solution that he has
to kill Kevin to stop him. Not that Kevin could die, because of the FCC and standards and practices, but then they screwed up the ending where Kevin didn't even apologize to Gwen for trying to kill her. Everything went back to normal and there were no consequences for his psychotic streak that put a guy in the hospital and hurt his friends.
Then the second season rolls around with abundant filler and a main plot that is nonsensical. And the Anvilicious episode Prisoner 775 is Missing is a real Berserk Button
for this reviewer because she has family in the military so the "Aliens = terrorists" metaphor is poorly executed and feels out of place for this show. I swear this is suffering from the Naruto syndrome of having too much filler and dragging the story out while going nowhere.
And now that Kevin has apparently lost his Black And Gray Morality
, which made him an interesting character, he's become the uninteresting and boring and I've about given up on a show that I used to enjoy watching every Friday, nowadays, I just look forward to Saturdays so I can watch Deadman Wonderland
If only this show would pick itself up out of Seasonal Rot
, I would have a good time watching it again if it did. A few decent episodes with a lot of filler doesn't cut it Carton Network, give us the main plot already. Now I know why I prefer anime to Western Animation
, this is one of the good shows we have, it's just not living up to its potential at the moment.
The only episodes I really liked out of all the new ones was "Catch a Falling Star" because it dealt with Stockholm Syndrome
and it was very well written and done with respect to the subject, unlike my most despised episode mentioned above. The last two finale episode were good, but the series still ended with a whimper.
Unless they make the new season very good, I'll probably just stick to the fanfics.