FOX (ended 2009)
I've only watched up to (half of) episode 2 of the second season, and already I'm afraid to watch more.
I completely concur that season 1 was interesting and engaging.
Not once did I think to myself "wth?" well, mebbe once, but if so I dont remember it. None of the choices in direction/andor/writing in season 1 made me wonder "what are they (the writers) doing?". and a little more close to topic: Who are these new characters, and more importantly, 'why' are these new characters?
does it get better from here? or spoken in other words; does it return to its former quality?
|I don't mind the filler episodes as long as their good (X-Files had some awesome filler episodes). A couple of TSCC 2nd season's were a little boring, but I didn't really think there were that many that constituted as filler episodes. Just out of curiousity, which one's do you guys consider to be fillers? I'm not arguing your point, but wanna take advantage of opinions of fellow fans who are not just mere fans.|
Self Made Man was also one of my favorite episodes; Cameron was very funny in it. I don't consider it a filler, as we saw quite a bit of Cameron's development in it. Before it, I assumed that Cameron just patrolled the house at night. It was, however, a little confusing. It wasn't explained why the mayor (or governor; I forgot which) was marked for termination.
i'd say the fact that by episode 6 there have been
three (carl greenway),
four (allison young),
six (martin debell - maybe even seven considering marty),
new characters already introduced in season 2 would qualify these episodes as filler. none of these characters 'will' be revisited in a meaningful way (I'm assuming that, I havent watched whole season2, but I cant imagine any "good" story choices that could possibly bring back any of them).
Perhaps that list is a bit stretched, but even having half of the episodes so far just center around some aribitrary story (allison young, jody) (martin debell) or containing some character with no background or development (riley) has really killed my enjoyment of this show. I'm not saying that those stories are bad (I enjoyed Marty), but what happened to telling the story of "You wanna stop Skynet? this is the way". oh, and the other thing that has felt wrong in season2 is the intro; I liked the intro with Sarah voicing, but whats up with the white bg and crosshairs?