I didn’t end up checking this out during the Summer season despite it remaining on my list of shows to get back to. Then again, there wasn’t a lot of positive news around this show so it was hardly a priority for me. However, I decided that since we were in between seasons I should at least check out the first episode. So, I at least made it to the end of that and I’m just going to point out I won’t be going any further.
I get there’s a style here but to be honest it is boring to look at. And when it isn’t boring, it is painfully ugly. However, if something were happening with the story or characters to distract me then maybe that wouldn’t be so much a problem but this opening sequence with the lanterns just seems to serve no purpose and drags out for a long time for no purpose. There are these long pauses between characters speaking, again, possibly for some sort of dramatic effect but all it does is make the already choppy pacing worse.
Then you have the most generic set up and villain dialogue in history. While I appreciate that this show might be finding its feet and getting to a point eventually, there was just nothing appealing in this first episode at all. Not one event or character that actually made me interested in where this would go. So, combined with visuals that also have zero appeal, this show is now officially off my watch list.
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