TMNT (2012) New Episode Open Thread (Spoilers)
23 February 2014 4 Comments
I think I’ve been on the record before about not being a fan of doppelganger turtles running around. They seem fundamentally misguided, and feel a bit too much like creative crutches. While this show managed a rather excellent version of Slash–which succeeded, in large part, because of Raph’s existing relationship with Spike–it was nowhere near as successful with Metalhead, who beyond his recurring role as comedic extra, has done nothing but serve as yet another third-act for the turtles to fight, and worse, seems to have nothing to offer beyond that. Here’s hoping I’m proven wrong.
As always, post your thoughts, positive, negative, or meta-filled in the comments.
ETA: My thoughts below the cut.
What. How. What.
I don’t get it. How is it that writers come up with the concept of “almost every mutant in the show, captured by the Kraang”–a concept that’s easily worth a two-part episode–and then decide to treat it as an afterthought? On a much better show, I’d call it brave. On this show? Not so much.
Equally as baffling: the idea that the turtles lost track of Kirby after capturing him in the season premiere. On one hand, it totally feels like something they would do, since they are the worst. On the other hand, how the hell is this something that happens offscreen?
More thoughts later, maybe.