^ Lol, good one!
Christopher, on 30 June 2015 - 03:51 PM, said:
Sci-Fi Girl, on 30 June 2015 - 11:42 AM, said:
And they shouldn't have tried to drag out the What is Davin going to do ... Will he get a job ... Oh, he's going to join them as a killjoy! Surprise!
for so long.
It was so painfully obvious that he would join their crew, so that whole "suspense" thing just wound up boring.
Not everything in fiction is about suspense or surprising the audience. The primary goal should be serving the characters and developing them plausibly. D'avin is not supposed to be a character who would quickly and easily fall into being a reclamation agent, let alone working alongside the brother he hasn't spoken to in years. He has other goals and priorities of his own. And John isn't particularly eager to work with D'avin either, and Dutch had no reason to trust him before getting to know him. So it would've been out of character for all three leads if he'd just instantly become a Killjoy. It had to be earned in-story, and that took time.
In that other show about space bounty hunters, Cowboy Bebop
, it took nine episodes -- fullly a third of the series -- before its entire core cast was assembled. And when Faye was first introduced, I think it wasn't until the end of her second episode that she joined the crew.
Except they took the time, and didn't even address Johhny's issues with it yet.
Maybe it was just jarring that they treated it as some big mystery, when the promotional blurb for the show announced "a fun-loving, hard-living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters"
But I guess the promotion is not the show's fault.
And, taking time to build a team is fine, I just don't think they pulled it off very well. Character building seems to be the weakest point on this show. It's all action, one job to the next, with just little tiny breadcrumbs of character development.
So far they have explored Dutch the most, because they have given her this mysterious past. But they've hardly given Aaron Ashmore much to do, in fact he's hardly even interacted with people
This week, they left him behind on the ship, and he had to carry all his scenes by himself. Which he did well, he found a way to make all his scenes interesting, and his banter with the ship's computer is rather fun. But there was still not a lot to the scenes. In other words, he is valiantly working to make something interesting out of what he has been given, but they have really given him very little to work with.