"This unimportant 'filler' is actually really crucial to see the characters and world existing outside of the plots, and it is where writing can easily add another dimension."
I've been racking my brain, thinking which trope is the worst offender.
"That was true in episode one, and it's true of episode seven; little has changed. The hook was defined early and hasn't evolved or developed - if anything, it's degraded, because none of this is a system shock anymore."
"Kuutei Dragons is consistently stunning"
"Kuutei Dragons takes every bit of background characterisation to build this world of dragon hunters into one of imaginative wonder"
With the season kicking off, how does each show stack up?
"The actual astronomy elements are mere window-dressings, coming across as well written quirks of the leads personalities that draw them together and to distract from the eventual physicality we know these girls are destined towards but will never actually take part in."
"One for the dreamers, yes, but not necessarily one for the thinkers."
It's gradually come to my attention that the comedy genre is undervalued. Why is that?
With the season over, I go over how the season evolved and try to not get bogged down by disappointment.