The best growth of any character in the entire story, period. Amazing. As sad as it is he was destined to be alone, he always did have glorious purpose.
Ever watched your grandma chase a rat around the house and think I should write a tv episode about this? No? Me either.
Imagine being a writer for a moment, one people love and praise, but being trapped in a box that the people who love your work create. Imagine in the beginning you thriving in that box, people loving you more and more, but eventually you've explored everything in the box. Now suddenly people drag you down, "why is he telling stories outside the box?" This is why season 6 took 4 years, because none of these episodes were bad, but because 3 of the 5 weren't inside the box all this hate gets written. Time to move on people, something is indeed better than nothing, and the more you complain about the theme, the closer you get to black mirror straight out ending and red mirror taking it's place, because all good writers eventually learn how to silence the haters and write with their heart, not with a gun to their head.
What an absolute perfect ending, and I say this while admitting this ending didn't go the way I expected it to. Like honestly, how many of us actually thought Picard was going to survive this episode? I didn't, but I'm damn sure glad he did, even if we never see any of these TNG characters ever again, which I honestly doubt we won't given the ending. This was an emotional final send off however for this crew that honored and respected each of them throughout the season, every single one of them got their grand moment to shine, Riker with his asteroid, Geordi with his ship, Worf with his rescue, Crusher with her contraction discovery, Data defeated Lore, Troi rescued them in the end with her love for Riker, and Picard saved his son. And how about that borg queen, holy absolute hell was she horrifying looking or what? Anyway, what a beautiful ending that they all deserved, and one last poker game for the sake of it all. Am I excited about the future with Q showing up to tease the next series with the Enterprise G? Sure, but not as happy as I am that the old timers I grew up with got their swan song and somehow, someway, all survived. And if you didn't burst into tears when Riker and Worf decided to stay back to find Picard, basically sealing their death, then damn it I don't know what will satisfy you in life. Was this show perfect? Fuck no. Was the 3rd season without flaws? Bahaha, no! But if you can't appreciate what this really was meant to be here, I don't judge you, I just feel sad you couldn't feel the raw enjoyment the rest of us felt, because this was fucking awesome.
Swerve swerve swerve. I can't say I'm surprised, it's what Westworld is known for however this felt less organic then before and more like we were intentionally lead down the wrong path just to have the big revelation in the end that we were wrong. Problem is none of it was surprising or inspiring, it didn't make you go "oh what???" like in season 1 when we found out William was the man in black, it just made you go oh whatever... Maeve switched sides, saw that coming. Dolores wanted to save humanity now? Please... There's a man in black robot? Already knew that, don't care what comes from it. Don't believe Dolores is really dead, don't care if she isn't, don't believe William is either, don't care if he isn't. William didn't end up saving anything, Hale is a bitch again. The only real emotional part of the episode was seeing Bernard visit Arnold's family and that still wasn't even that spectacular. Bernard has the key... to what exactly? Everyone got their catch phrase in. This episode just showed the show's gone on too long and the story is all over the place. To think it's going to keep going feels more like a chore then something to be excited for. With any mercy they end this thing with a 3 or 4 episode arch in season 4 and be done with it.
Alas Westworld, this pain is all I have left of you.
How could you not have melted inside the moment you saw that old bird one last time? It was only natural that in the end this would boil down to the borg but I think almost everyone had them as their number one suspect for weeks. What a victory this episode was for any of us with varying degrees of grey in our hair eh? Oh how I look forward to next week, with tissues in hand and a lump in my throat, we're at the end my friends. Buckle up, it's going to be the ride of our lives.
What took them soooooo long to make an episode like this? This is really the only episode in this extended season 10 that you can call "good". As good as the episode was, it's also annoying though that they wasted the other 5 episodes telling origin stories of dogs and literally chasing rats. I hope they end this series with Negan actually saving everyone, and Maggie killing him anyway, because even if he is the ONLY interesting character left, the show and his story should end. Daryl and Carol and their little spin off series interests me as much as watching a 45 inning baseball game, their time came and went and they passed the point where anyone cares, but they can at least end this on a high note with Negan redeeming himself while still getting what should've come to him a few seasons ago.
I can see why Marvel wanted to start with this show rather then WandaVision. I liked Wandavision, but this show felt more like the movies and had more of a direct relationship with them. It dealt more with "the blip" and seems like a more natural beginning of phase 4. Episodes of this length and substance are also more rewarding to watch week to week then the short run time of the wandavision episodes, especially given you had no clue what was going on until a few weeks in.
The opening action sequence was great, they made a good choice starting this story with Falcon and moving to Buckie mid way in. It was great learning a little more about Falcon being that they've really shed very little light on his story at all in the movies other than his loyalty to Steve. We know more about Bucky, so the focus here was correct. I like that these shows add more substance to the characters then the movies can fit in, it was sad watching Bucky come to terms with the damage he caused, but something his character needed since he was really only used for action scenes since the winter soldier all those years ago.
Very solid start for this show, I can't wait to see more but also felt satisfied with what I got which is something I struggled to feel with the short and mostly irrelevant WandaVision episodes.
And then the ending comes where everyone let out a collective "oh hell nah."
How is Rhodey so consistently on the wrong side about everything after everything he's seen?
Or is he really Rhodey...?
I felt like this was missing something and didn't live up to the full potential it could've. Maybe it was the title, "Multiverse of Madness", maybe it was all the trailers that did a great job misleading us while also spoiling all the best parts of the movie, or maybe I just didn't like how two dimensional they made Wanda after she spent an entire show already learning how her power can hurt people and exposing everyone to her grief. How many times did Wanda need to indirectly quote Thanos before we got the point? "I call that mercy", "They'll never know..." etc.
Overall this has kind of cut down my excitement for phase 4 a bit, and coming from someone who LOVED the infinity saga that hurts and worries me to say. I feel like the movie tries to over simplify things and these were characters that aren't simple. This needed to be deeper. I feel like we needed to see Kang here, even if just for a moment or two. I feel like we needed Loki too. The only trouble with opening the multiverse can of worms is now it REALLY doesn't matter when some of these heroes are getting killed, "Oh that's just Mr Fantastic from 818, this is 6 1 whatever".
It wasn't bad, it just wasn't really good either, and with how much hype they put on it I'm let down. This needed a real villain. It's not that Scarlet Witch didn't make a good villain, it's that I didn't want to see her be one after the journey we've gone on with her, and her doing the right thing in the end doesn't excuse her murdering like a hundred people no matter what universes they were in and her logic was flawed from the start.
And where the F is "real" Mordo?
This rebirth of Dexter is solidly better than the original series from the way it's shot to the story to even details as silly as the credits. Last week I thought this series may have peaked, now this episode dropped and I feel like it was better than the last one, so I'm solidly on board at this point and can't wait to see how this season ends next week.
All I wanted for Christmas was for Hawkeye to make it home.
If you didnt cry for Data, even if you saw what he was doing coming, then screw you bruh! The gang is back together for one final round, and if you don't get why that's awesome, get the fuck outa here!
Well... It seemed like the episodes were getting slightly better, and then we got this. A modest attempt to make us care about 'Princess' however it's really late in the game to make us try to care about a new character. It's also REALLY obvious where the episode is going, so it's really just spinning the wheels. Then when the episode is about to end you think you're gonna get some substance but nope, that's too much to ask for. One of the most unnecessary episodes of any show I've ever seen, which says a lot given how many unnecessary episodes this show has already produced.
Am I the only one who yelled out "good" when that damn kid was the one who got shot? He redefined arrogant stupidity in every way.
I can't believe that after two seasons this stupid "Whisperer War" is still going on. It's boring, played out just as slowly as the "Savior War" if not slower, and it's taken the show nowhere fast. Beyond the whole "Why would these people follow two crazed idiots who constantly kill their own people?" question, you also need to realize timeline wise how long this is all supposed to be. The war with Negan lasted just over three weeks in the story, this new war has gone over well past a year, how long is it going to drag on? Why have the "Good guys" not just put on whisperer masks and killed them off already? Why after Beta keeps killing people do they not shoot him instead of an undead Gamma? Ugh. Enough already. Then instead of ending the season they blame the corona virus for not doing post-production until the days before it airs? Enough's enough, let this show die it's slow death before it turns into a walker too.
Now that this season is finally over a year and a half after it started, I can say with confidence this was the worst season the show ever produced. They tried to blame covid first for a long delay to post produce their original finale, then put out absolutely horrifyingly bad episodes that they called "Extra episodes" which fanboys of the show defend being so bad because they were shot during covid, which is a problem no other shows or movies have had. The problem here isn't covid, it's that the show didn't end when it should have and now the writer's are out of ideas and the characters that you once cared about are empty vessels dragging the show along.
I can't believe this show I once loved is such a drag now.
Awesome episode, the trip is very well done and Forty finally developed into more then just an idiot. I'm sure people who never tried drugs won't like it one bit but it felt very realistic to a night where you're blown out of your mind and just can't connect the dots and really turned this season around in a great way.
I can't believe that's the end of Talos. Even if it makes sense writing wise, it just feels like a waste.
I completely disagree with almost everyone else here who think this show is no good. I thought season 1 of Picard was a fantastic series, honestly the best telling of star trek I've seen in a long long time. It wasn't perfect but it definitely wasn't as bad as half of you are making it sound. I keep seeing consistent comments saying "I watched x amount of episodes and that's all I needed to see." Yeah that's the problem, if I only watched 15 minutes of a movie I wouldn't be qualified to give my opinion on it either.
The real problem here is that people aren't satisfied with anything these days unless it's exactly how they remember it, and times have changed. Star Trek was always good about staying relevant and to act like the Federation would stay perfect forever is just naive. Thankfully Star Trek has evolved and changed with the times, even if half of it's viewers are stuck in the 80's and 90's.
I know the popular thing to do on Trakt, and in all reviews, is whine whine whine, complain oh how stupid and awful, cry about how something ended so stupid, so this won't get as many likes, because I personally think this show ended pretty bad ass, Jack nailed a killer speech, and I'm glad they went with 6 episodes instead of trying to stretch it into 8 by adding some dumb subplots that didn't need to be there. Great job showrunners, this was as good as this show could've ended!
Imagine the suspense you could've felt if you didn't already know Negan was going to live.
It was very weird to be eating spaghetti while watching this episode. But wow, mindblown.
By far, the most beautiful episode this show has created to date. The moment those space creatures were born, the talks in ten four, the talk between riker and picard, the catapulting of the asteroid, nothing here wasn't solid gold. Ignore the hater reviewers calling this filler, star trek's heart has always been in it's substance, not in it's flash.
Marvel Trolls 2 months ago: "Why does it always end in a big dramatic fight? So formulatic unhhhh..."
Marvel Trolls today: "unhhhhhhh so boring so much talking no fight geez this is so boring. Multiple timelines soooo stupid."
But mark my words, you'll see all of them still posting about every show and movie for the next few decades.
While the ending made me smile at points, and in the end, and while it was cool watching that battle and seeing the powers from heroes being used, I still feel slightly... Empty? Like we sacrificed a lot in this show to get to so little resolution. We don't even know how long Rhody was a skrull, just that apparently he's having trouble walking again like after Civil War. So was fake Rhody mourning Tony when he died or not??? Add in another unlikable president to the mix. I dunno... It wasnt terrible, I mean shit some of the last few marvel shows really showed how low it can go, but I guess I just expected a lot more here.
Honestly we’ve talked about it for years now, the whole song and dance has grown tired and as most of us predicted, instead of using these last few episodes to come up with some amazing ending that gives us payoff for sitting through this entire ride, we’re once again peddling slowly so that the bike ride that should take two hours takes eight. We’ve got a plot as dumb as dirt in this episode again, “Where’s the train going?”. Honestly…? And the big reveal is what, it was going back to their old home? So shouldn’t that have been the first place they thought of? It’s hard to root for this group, and these people, when you think of how good the show used to be and the amazing things they’d done as a group before somehow becoming idiots again. You had one cool moment in the show where Daryl took care of business and chased down a guy on a bike realizing it was down to him, and then it just made me sad thinking damn the whole show used to be like that.
We’ve got three episodes left and it appears the “Big final story” is taking back Alexandria and what, getting revenge on the people that played them for suckers for the 4th or 5th time? We already know at least one of these episodes is going to be filled with some stupid lame trial for Eugene and all I can think this entire time is damn, they could’ve just ended this show 4 or 5 years ago with Rick killing Negan and skipped this whole “creating the new world” bullshit that just repeated the past mistakes.
Boy the wah wah wah factor continues to rise during the streaming era, the amounts of complains about this movie that are getting those thumb ups are astounding since this movie was honestly pretty damn good. People are far too picky these days, I always dodge reviews with words like "Cliché" and "Dull" in them because too many times they end up just being people who have seen thousands on thousands of movies and have just grown bored with anything and everything new.
This movie worked on every level it intended to, and reminded me of those classic movies you'd watch back in the day a dozen times because they were fun to watch and were movies that were easy to understand but deep enough to not be cartoonish. It's why films like Independence Day were so watched and so many people could recite the lines, and still remember the scenes, but then you'll have some shitty 3 and a half hour long samurai movie from the 50's in the "top 20 movies of all time" on the imdb list. Internet critics and actual paid critics have the same thing in common, a complete burn out from watching too many things, and not enjoying the very enjoyable movies like this one that come along because they follow a formula or don't send a woke enough message. Go watch whatever artsy fartsy new crap is out and get outa here whiners.
Sometimes, cliché as it may be, a movie is just good, and this movie is just that.
In my opinion this has been the best episode of the third season, which I've viewed in whole as somewhat of a mess. I do think it's been progressing to be something better as it keeps going but it's hard to know who to cheer on and who to root against these days, however this episode solidified it for me.
Dolores is a mess and she uses everyone and everything around her, even her clones. She's stopping at nothing to get what she wants and despite her "We need to take down the system" motto, she's not concerned with who she's hurting and killing in the process. In whole, she's been no different then the people who used to use her which I'm sure is the point. That said, you don't become better then your oppressors by becoming equally or more oppressive, you show another way, a better way.
The nail in this coffin was Dolores murdering Hector, a character who in fairness never laid a finger on her or treated her bad in any way. She viewed him as a possible obstacle and that was enough for her to justify his cease of existence. After accusing Maeve of not caring what happened to her fellow hosts this showed a complete hypocrisy, and even if Serac is also not someone I'm rooting for either, I do believe Maeve, Bernard, and even William will do the right thing in the end and show that both sides have gone too far and eliminate them.
Things got more interesting with the Man in Black deciding ultimately he wants to be the good guy, which I always predicted he would, but time will tell what that means and how the rest of this plays out, but with two episodes left I'm thinking good ol Billy is going to take Dolores, Serac, and himself out in one big blaze of glory and can't wait to see that moment after seeing what happened to Hector and Charlotte's family.
It was better than the last two. That being said this went from being an edge of your seat show to being a show where you don't even pause if you need to take a piss. It's time for the swan song, and somewhat nauseating realizing it'll still continue in some form even after it "ends". All good stories have endings, and this show's lack of one turned it from great to mediocre.
Gabriel does a whole speech making you care about him, finally, then by the end of the episode reminds you he's still a piece of shit. Time to die in the water tower and wrap this up!
This will be remembered as the season the show tripped and fell into the void. Season 1 was obviously the best but Season 3 has really stunk up the joint.