This was an unstructured mess without basic logic or continuity. Denisov is conflicted about what he is doing. Things get increasingly implausible and unconvincing. People have general malaise. This was disturbingly repetitive and seemingly endless. The Soviets have common socipathic tendencies for no credible reason. Peter wears a nice suit and talks to the POTUS. This was not astute or intense.
Devin complains about the collapsed Rust Belt, the USA doesn’t have a productive capacity now. The cities are dying but why? Devin has a pail of woe; he voices concern and drops exposition. Justin isn’t dead but is in a brainwashing camp. This has poisonous ideas, moral education and this was okay heartfelt camp but essentially unremarkable. The characters have no emotional lives or moral integrity. There was no cultural conversation. The Soviets have unshakeable power. Devin does furious staring and weary recognition. Jackie has patent shock and credulity.
This does not evoke emotion. The Soviets don’t want social liberalisation. Peter does exposition. Jackie’s brother Scott does nothing. This had no eeriness and was exceptionally shallow, tedious and passé with shock value ethos. There is no well constructed dialogue or subplots that make sense. People act in ways that don’t fit remotely with how they’ve acted up to now. There is no tenseness or underlying edge. There is an ill considered attack on the squatters.
Why is everyone wearing hats? This was utterly ludicrous and remarkably slipshod that makes no logical sense and goes for shock value rather than plot coherence. People applaud Peter. The squatters including one of the East Germans are run over by tanks. The attack scene is so dumb it’s painful. TPTB want Russians to be reviled. There is no real thought for the consequences. The attack scene has zero impact and there is no underlying structure or hint of intention. There are few likeable characters and no working narrative.
“We do not trust you.”
“Someone else will.”
“They’ve given up on America.”
“Dispense privilege to some and withhold it from others.”
“Create the impression that things aren’t as bad as they are.”
“The late great state of Indiana.”
“Course of my life has not been what I expected it to be.”
“Soon there will be no America.”
“Hated by people I don’t even know.”
“What if they’re the wrong ones?”
“Those truths stopped being real.”
“They’re allowed out?”
“Angry and unhelpful feelings.”
Everybody Dies In The End
Murphy yells. He has defiant openness with his awfulness. Warren has been more than reasonably accommodating to Murphy. Where do they all get petrol? The Man broods. Addy’s henna is holding up. 10k has another emotional crisis. Things are going bad in Zona. 10k stares. Doc is in trouble. Addy free climbs. There is a revelation about Murphy that makes no sense. Warren seems to be wearing a bra that is 2 cup-sizes too small. Warren strangles 10k but he lives. There goes Addy’s z whacker. What is The Man’s agenda? What’s become of Citizen Z? Various depredations take place. There is appalled shock and a lack of integrity.
There are guns, no clear statement of intent for season 4, Lucy is erratic, there is slapping and is Warren a blend now? Murphy bleeds red. This was goodish and there is a cliffhanger as a Zone A ship shows up, there is a cliff fall, a cliff jump and a blaster. What next?
“Just in case I’m wrong.”
“Whatever these Zona freaks have become.”
“Choke. Die. Bite. Inject.”
“You are not my saviour.”
“Oh come on dammit!”
We Can Be Heroes
Why is Mon-El wearing stupid sunglasses? Kara issues recriminations. Kara is an entitled brat in a skater skirt. Where is Lucy Lane? There is sap and bad fights. I don’t care. There is moral rectitude and deliberate obfuscation. Who cares about the twat brigade? The White Martians are coming. This was BAD.
“Mistakes were made.”
“I’m a little shot.”
“Kind of her nemesis.”
“Drown in her own sins.”
“They will not forgive.”
“Trying to help not judge.”
“Social watching you.”
“Most people don’t live like that.”
“Not quite ringing true.”
“They’re always going on telly.”
“Chopped up in a wheelie bin.”
“The bad guys in this town just keep getting weirder and weirder.”
“Dressed like a ninja from medieval times.”
Last Ride Of Bonnie and Clyde
“Infinite political wisdom.”
“If I need a weapon, I’ll make one.”
“Break out the chewing gum.”
“Give me Wang! Don’t make me beg for it.”
“30,000 years old.”
“Something they dug up.”
“30,000 year old weaponised virus.”