I give it 3 stars because the writers did create a level of intrigue and I liked the casting of the principal characters. But, that's all I can give it.
I usually give a new show 2 pilots to convince me. But because this is Marvel, I gave the show even more grace. Sadly, 5 episodes (i.e. 5 hours) later I felt I had not only wasted my time but subjected myself to filth I usually don't allow into my home.
I don't care how many shows or movies come along or how many more decades I live through, I will NEVER be entertained or okay with or feel it's justifiable to portray children having sex. Sorry! NOPE. I don't care if these are young legal adults portraying children, they are representing children. I don't like watching ANYONE having sex on film. And this show has far too much of it. When they had the nerve to open episode 6 the way they did, I was done. I should have been done sooner, but again, I kept giving them grace where they didn't deserve it. Pointless, has-nothing-to-do-with-ANYTHING sex. Completely unnecessary and base. This TV-14 rating is debatable. I guess because they don't air the sound or don't show faces, or show us the last two thrusts, that makes it okay. Smh...Or maybe there's been a mistake. Maybe Hulu mislabeled it? Idk...Had I known about the content in this show, I would have never hit the play button.
Now to the actual story...when are we going to actually get to it?? 5 episodes in and not a thing worth a chit-chat has happened. And I don't like Tandy. I just don't. Yes, she's had a rough life, but that's no excuse for just being a whack human being. It just explains it. All I'm thinking is, you come from this sad background and you have this kind of mental ingenuity and this is your choice?? I have no cans for her. None. I can empathize with her situation but I can't justify or like how this girl is living. She has NO redeeming qualities. Am I supposed to feel sorry for her and therefore be endeared to her and excuse all the mess she's doing? Like is she or isn't she the heroine of this tale? If so, when's she going to do something justifiable and superheroish? Or is that not what this show is? See, even if indeed that's NOT what this show is, these questions should have been squashed by now. I'm 5 episodes in and I'm still trying to figure what I've gotten myself into. I'm still asking what's the point?
Truthfully, I feel this way about all the characters, except for Tyrone's family. I did like Tyrone and his mom and dad. But, they're so sad. Sweet at times, representing a good family structure, but good grief are they sad. Sad after a while gets boring. Oh and I did like Tandy's boyfriend. He had an endearing quality, but he's ratchet too, and he's also supporting cast, so only so much I can work with there. But Tandy sucks, Tandy's mom sucks, the lawyer sucks, Tyrone's teammates suck, apparently the parents of the players of his opposing team suck, the Roxxon staff sucks, and then the rest of the characters are either forgetful or villains. So, there's no one to really like here. The three best characters of the show are little Tyrone, little Tandy and Billy. We get like 5 minutes with Billy. And I'm sure I just like little Tyrone and Tandy mostly because of how danged precious they are.
It has taken 5 episodes for these two teens to just figure out something is going on and get curious. If they take this long to decide to investigate and develop their powers, good Lord, how long before we actually see them start doing something worthwhile with their powers?? I don't have that kind of time or patience. Sorry.
Again, I think the cast is great. It's the characters, the writing, I don't like. This whole I'm sad and feeling sorry for myself with NOTHING to balance that with, makes for one heck of a deadpan journey. NO comic relief, NO complex personality traits, NO happy moments, NO redemption, no thrills...just sulking and bad choices and bad people and the world is bad and melo-dramatic indie pop tunes underscoring everything. Yeeaaa....I'm good.
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