Hi Scarlett...It's not been the most pleasant way to end out the middle of the road with BaTB and many people stopped following me on Twitter because of this review. It did give me new insight into fandom, however. I learned that a lot of people learn there is a negative review and jump over here to read not knowing my history with the series -- missing the many near 5 star reviews I have awarded a show many other sites have written off. There has been much about BaTB that has been worthy of praise, but things fell apart in what seemed like desperation.
I'm glad you mentioned the open questions. I never even thought of Vincent's nephew until another commenter pointed it out. That's a lost opportunity they can't get back in a way that will feel credible at this point. If Gabe had walked away and Vin's nephew had knocked on the door at the end of this hour, my review would have been completely different. Interesting things to think about. Thanks for dropping by!!
We are TV fanatics writing about TV for TV lovers. Of course I'll reply to people who have concerns. The longer term readers get a better understanding of us as a site and of individuals who review the shows. I don't review a show entirely from a point outside of fandom. If I didn't enjoy watching a show, I would stop reviewing it. That's why I put out there when I think things have gone wrong. If it sounds like it's going out to friends, in some cases it is. Many people who have commented on our site have written for us, as well. We're about the people and the fans. That doesn't mean that it's always good times and happy faces. Like I said, I have many episodes that were highly rated this season and I loved the direction. If you only read back three episodes, you'd not see the love I feel for the show. I get to know who comes by and comments help shape my future reviews because I know what matters to the readers. That's not for everyone, however, and we're not a site that posts 2000+ word reviews, so your choice to read elsewhere is understood. I hope you enjoy the rest of the season when it returns this summer!
All the well-written positive critiques didn't bring you to the site. You only come by to defend the honor of the show against a negative review. Did you comment here? http://www.tvfanatic.com/2014/01/beauty-and-the-beast-review-gem-heists-can-be-sexy/
or here: http://www.tvfanatic.com/2014/01/beauty-and-the-beast-review-my-name-is-vincent-keller/
or here: http://www.tvfanatic.com/2013/11/beauty-and-the-beast-review-the-wrong-attitude/
or here: http://www.tvfanatic.com/2013/11/beauty-and-the-beast-review-the-best-non-thanksgiving-ever/
They were all highly regarded episodes by me. Many fans popped in to say they were dissatisfied with the season so far, others were happy. That's the way this works. Sometimes episodes resonate and other times they don't. I'm happy for you that you've found your peace with the series. I was happy, but not I'm back to waiting again.
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If I knew more about her, I would have noted it in the review. However -- I knew your guys would geek out over it here in the comments and have my back. I can always count on you! ;-)
For me, the hype was that the new intern was charming and not in the least bit intimidated by Brennan and her sharp tongue. Her rudeness didn't put him off in the slightest and that threw her off. I like that as a change of pace.
I'd have to guess they're still interns because they get so little time working! LOL
Actually, they all seem to be adults, so maybe they have full time jobs and only go to school part time so they're on the 30 year road to their degree. It is odd, isn't it?
He didn't intentionally throw him, but mistakenly knocked him down the stairs. Even Scott understood the difference. It's wrong, no doubt about that, but hardly a deep, dark secret in terms of Beacon Hills.
"Damon Lindelof added that the team decided to answer a question no one was asking in forums or in chat rooms: What's the meaning of life and what happens when you die?" Did they stop to think that if no one was asking that nobody cared in relation to this particular series? They didn't choose to make the series about that question. That's what they did wrong.
In my first review, I posed all of those questions. I didn't read the book on which it's based, but it's different than what people would expect. I can't tell from the comments here what people would wish... a sci-fi based drama or an emotional journey of re-connection. I asked, but didn't receive. I'm saying a lot of "oh wells" with this show! ;-)
I fixed the "Marty" in the field mistake, BTW. Thanks for the heads up!
I think it's sad that we're such NOW society. That's what kills the best shows on television. You'd think people would be reading poetry since novels are too long, but I don't see the surge of poetry or the short story.
I guess as a true television aficionado, I'm saddened by the loss of serialized stories. Nobody expected answers from Breaking Bad straight away. Oh well. :-(
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