I want to make it clear I am a big fan of this show. It has moved ahead of REVOLUTION in the DVR playlist. Yesterday’s episode was good, but was in a style that I just cannot stand.
The show opens with one of the characters walking around bloodied and confused. He gets into an altercation with one of the people on the island. This scene goes on for about 5 minutes. I’m sittling there thinking to myself – did I miss the start of the show or maybe even an entire episode? Then boom, the show cuts back in time.
I hate that. I have commented before about this issue regarding FLASHPOINT. I did some Googling and ran across an interview with the executive producer of the show who had this to say:
Karl Gajdusek: It felt to us like it was time to stretch our muscles formally and to see what else we could do from a storytelling perspective. We knew this would be the sixth episode on the air and we would have, by this point, established our characters and the major dilemma that our show was facing. We wanted to make something unusual and make it clear that we were saying all bets were still available as far as our ability to tell story, the style, the way we were going to approach it — how subjective or objective it would be. This was a big swing to do something different and anchor an episode into one character’s mindset and to do a formal switch in style, which we’ve never done before.
WHY? This isn’t creative writing class. Most of us who are watching your show have below average IQ’s and don’t want to have to think too much when we watch a show.
Seriously, I had to pick one child up from gymnastics and then hustle over to another child’s school choir show last night. I got home around 8:00 and with homework, dinner, and stuff it’s now 9:15. Just entertain me you pompous a**.
To paraphrase Shakespeare, Karl Gajdusek, you sucketh.