Friday’s Feature: Baiting the Hook

While previously shows have had episodes to build a world and characters, now many viewers make snap judgements with some cutting episodes before the first scene is done. Where the three episode rule used to hold true, and current narratives seem to be well aware of such a rule with more and more shows either moving a mini-climax to episode two or making episode 3 a two-parter to draw their episode back (How Not To Summon A Demon Lord), less viewers seem to actually hold to this rule these days.

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Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King Episode 4: Another Drop for the Season

I was hoping now that they'd had their exposition dump the story could actually pull itself together, but the mess that is episode 4 of Lord of Vermilion proved otherwise. Honestly, it might still get better but I think I've given it long enough to flounder about. I'm feeling this story was written by someone … Continue reading Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King Episode 4: Another Drop for the Season

Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King Episode 3: Here Comes the Exposition Dump

After refusing explanations for two straight episodes we get to the end of a fight sequence and new random character will take them to a church to find out what is going on. Enter jargon, unconfirmed motive, and yet more poor characterisation. Can I just ask who named the things in this show? We've got … Continue reading Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King Episode 3: Here Comes the Exposition Dump

Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King Episode 2: I’ll Tell you Later, Unless You’re Dead

Yep, it is another one of those shows that mistakes poor writing and characterisation for intrigue and we're going to have character after character just leave sentences hanging or outright deny another an explanation in order to string the audience along. Does this ever work? Picking up from last week we have Chihiro killing off … Continue reading Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King Episode 2: I’ll Tell you Later, Unless You’re Dead