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Author Topic: Willow series  (Read 2182 times)

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Re: Willow series
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2022, 09:55:29 AM »
Ep 4 spoilers.

I loved this episode. Castle Nokmar was properly menacing. I loved seeing General Kale again, even if only as a spectre. Jade had some really great moments. I thought she was headed towards the annoying female does everything right and rubs men's noses in it character, but this episode showed she has some depth. And the actress sold it. I like her a lot more than Kit or Elora at this point.  :o

Favorite part was when they wound up in the tower, and Willow busts in and reminds them that's exactly what he warned them not to do.  ;D

The end, while I really hate the use of pop music in the end credits, this one wasn't that intrusive, and the imagery of the Immemorial City was simply great.
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Re: Willow series
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2022, 01:50:32 AM »
Ep 5.

Saving spoilers for a couple of days. I'll say, the word for this episode is frustrating.
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Re: Willow series
« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2022, 01:06:00 AM »
Merry Christmas Mother f****ers.

So, ep 5. There were plenty of moments in this ep that felt like Willow. The brownies... yes original Willow had silly brownie comic relief. The moment when Elora Danan did the butterfly thing. Borman doing the charming rogue thing with the leader of the skull people.

But, and this is a big but. The intro fight/chase set to the most annoying modern music, and the last half of the episode turning into a teenager drama fest... it was a Prom in the woods! Fully half of this episode could have been ripped out and I wouldn't have missed it.

Hrrrhhh. I dunno. It's like the show has schizophrenia. One moment it's good, and the next it's taking a juicy shit on the TV screen.

If I had a magic wand, I'd give this show a do-over, and send the people making the bad decisions back in time to write for Beverly Hills 90210.

Note that I haven't mentioned the gay thing yet. That's because it's the least of this show's problems. And only in that bad teenage drama garbage way, not the gayness itself.
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Re: Willow series
« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2022, 11:09:12 AM »
Episode 6, another one shot primarily in Dark-o-vision.

Decent apart from that.

Christian Slater is good, as are the bad guys in this one.

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Re: Willow series
« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2022, 02:22:44 PM »
So far, 3 and 6 have basically been dungeon crawls and the only episodes I liked.  5 was the worst of the lot, really uneven and annoying.  It occurred to me that what's happened is that Frajeen and Rool are drunk and writing the scripts.  There was probably some dust of broken heart involved in episode 5 as well.
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Re: Willow series
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2022, 08:02:43 PM »
My brother put episode 6 on, and I was so checked out I put my headphones on and played Prodeus.

I saw out of the corner of my eye that there was a troll that talked like one of the bigfoots from that commerical, and Kit got Madmartigan's sword. Otherwise I was shooting chaos demons in the face with a shotgun.

Dissapointing. I really don't want to invest any more attention into the show knowing it's going to swerve between awful and decent at a moment's notice. Maybe I'll go watch some hate reviews and get some entertainment out of that.
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