Post by The Dark Knight on Feb 9, 2007 16:28:23 GMT -5
Personally, I think this episode will set grounds for a successful rest of the season for LOSH. I've heard we'll meet lots of new characters (Cosmic Boy?) and is considered by the crew as one of the "favorites" this season. Im really hoping it is!
Post by The Dark Knight on Feb 10, 2007 11:29:34 GMT -5
The thing I liked about this episode is that we didnt get all the Legionaires at one time (Brainiac 5 came 5 minutes into the episode for one scene, and Timberwolf showed up halfway throughout the episode) Definately one of the better episodes of the series. It was no "Phantoms" but then again, it didnt have Phantom Girl which gave it an extra boost. I personally thought this was second to "Phantoms" and hope the rest of the season is this good.
Post by Dark Nightwing on Feb 11, 2007 1:31:56 GMT -5
This was the first episode that I had caught in awhile. It sounds like I lucked out and missed all the crappy ones. This one was really good. I like the hint of an origin for Lightning Lad and his brother with his lightning eyebrows was cool. The plot was predictable but well executed.
I felt that this episode was somewhat of a "get up, dust ourselves off, and get back to business" episode.
Obviously this sort of story has been done before. What each TV series does with its own characters when adopting a script that already has an outline such as this one is what makes or breaks the episode. While this episode wasn't "great," it was definitely a step in the right direction.
I am glad that we had Triplicate Girl back. I think she added something fresh to this episode - because she has barely been in the series at all up until this point. And of course, she apparently has quickly established her "romantic counterpart" in Bouncing Boy. Ready to join the Legion? Hope you have a date to join with you.
I found several specific things that were good with this episode:
1: If you throw out the cliche "person leaves group of friends to join potentially better group of friends," you end up with some pretty good character writing in this episode. What I mean by this is that our heroes didn't just have lines to say - their actions and words fit who they were:
Superman - Immediately rushed to greet and thank the new crew after they were saved from the squid. Talked about checkers....and Kansas (right, The Dark Knight?). Superman is a powerful character that has a feel good and do good type of attitude.
Lightning Lad - Emotional? Yeah. He doesn't tend to keep his thoughts to himself all the time when he is ticked off. Having another conflict with his brother was inevitable, and this episode helped that sub story flow down the time line quite well.
Saturn Girl - She not only used her powers in this episode, but she explained them a bit. Her vow to not read anyone's mind without permission is a contrast to that of her counterpart in this episode. This particular difference between these two is simple, and reiterates how the Legion is indeed a group of Superheroes - not mercenaries. Being a hero not only means taking action and solving the problem, you tend to pick the right side of morals and ethics as well. Saturn Girl only dropped her vow when she considers someone, or a group of people in this case, to be a threat.
Bouncing Boy - Did a good job of retaining his humorous side without coming off as annoying...something I consider his character of being in danger of doing every time I see him. Speaking of Bouncing Boy...
Triplicate Girl - Good to see her back. She has more than just "here's my power" demonstration. The way she thinks and presents herself - both in a single & triple form adds a new writing dimension to the show. I hope they use this to keep the episodes unique to the Legion of Superheroes and prevent "Same story, different TV series" from causing things to stagnate. This can be used in simple forms (i.e. "Battle Stations!" <splits into three>) as well as possible full episode scripts. I figure they have to have some point where she splits into three and one of the parts is abducted....
Brainiac 5 - I really like this character, but he needed a HUGE break after last week. Good that he had just a few lines.
Timber Wolf - He retained his mysterious, lurking style of presentation - in a Saturday morning cartoon fashion, of course. He works with the league, let still seems like a guy willing to take a sidestep here and there in order to perform any tasks - large or small - during the mission that doesn't require the entire league. There are definitely some Batman parallels to be drawn with Timber Wolf - at least in my mind.
2: The fighting sequence at the end was almost Justice Leaguesque in direction and length. Sometimes the action sequences in LoSH have seemed choppy or too short. The JL format typically has:
1: Lots of action 2: Multiple battles taking place at the same time (sometimes multiple one on one battles like in this ep - the "my power vs. your power" formula) 3: Not a whole lot of talking (unless it fits with the fight)
Did you notice that last week was episode 9 and this was episode 8? Next week is episode 10...and then we get episode 7.
I am kinda glad they switched 8 and 9, quite honestly. Could you imagine seeing this episode, waiting a week, and then seeing last week's "Brain Drain?" That would totally be one of those get your hopes up one week only to have them crushed the next types of scenarios.
That said....episode 10 better be good, as well as the rest of them. They need this series to finish strong.
If this show comes back for a second season, we'll obviously raise the bar. Sometimes things just aren't quite right yet during the first season because the writing, directing, and acting need time to figure out what they want to present. It can be forgivable at times during any shows 1st season, but I believe that we here at LoSH placed it on probation after last week.....
Second Season should always improve upon the first season - no matter what TV series it is.
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