Sooo, after seeing "Electro", which I find horrible and wasted, I had decided to give up on season 2 as well. Then a friend of mine told me the episode with Kraven was better. Intrigued, I decided to check it just in case... and I admit, I am, for once, impressed.
This is by far the best episode of this show we got so far. It has exactly what I would have been expecting. At the beginning, sure, we still get some stupid jokes, but it's quick to end. Kraven appears, and, unlike Electro, they decided to play him seriously; he is a threatening, Badass Normal
, Crazy Prepared
guy, with a more advanced equipment than his classic self.
But more importantly, we get something that was really lacking in this show: drama and Character Development
. This episode is darker than the previous ones, revealing about White Tiger's past, powers and reasons to be so disciplined. The episode treat about the loss of a loved one, and takes advantage on Spidey's origin to create a parallel that actually works. We even get a Crowning Moment Of Heartwarming
, with Ava actually being nice to Spidey for a change.
In my opinion, this was by far the first episode of Ultimate Spider-Man that could pretend to compete with Spectacular. If they keep going that way, the show MIGHT become actually good, and I might change my mind on it.