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13 December 2009 @ 01:08 am
Sanctuary 2x07 - 2x09  
Sanctuary is actively annoying me.

2x07? Kinda annoying, thin writing. "She's innocent! Innocent, I say! Here's the proof! Oh, it proves she's not innocent? Well, I disbelieve!" (But I really want some Henry & Big Guy friendship fic.)

2x08? Fairly annoying. You're in the Gulf of Mexico, you decide you have to change out of wet clothes into a wetsuit (drysuit?) — which you put on over your wet skin and soaking wet bra — so that you won't "freeze to death". Now, I'll grant you, I didn't realize that your stated location of 27N 89W would get down to 50F (in the middle of the December night, as opposed to the bright midday of whatever time of year Munich is beautiful and you've both been merrily running around in shirtsleeves), so sure, hypothermia will be a concern within a few hours. So why are you spending so much time (before the monsters) not just hanging out in this chilly (not freezing) water but regularly ducking your heads under the surface, rather than making even a token attempt to stay, well, less wet on the chopper? Also, after that explosion conveniently reflected all its force off the surface of the water rather than shock-wave killing you both where you lurked about five feet below the surface, where did the replacement oxygen you so quickly surfaced to breathe come from? You're in a very tall pipe and just burned off at least most of the oxygen. While we're talking about that pipe, you have a small torch and didn't even mention the possibility of cutting your way out of the pipe, even to say it wouldn't work? Also, Magnus, aren't you at least ten times too old to be such a freaking twelve-year-old girl?

2x09? OMG hate. "I have to get the bullet out or you'll bleed to death!" Um, what? The presence or absence of the bullet doesn't increase or decrease bleeding all on its own. They aren't anticoagulants. Leave it in place, pack the wound, let a medical professional with cauterizers and freaking sutures get it out. But no, let's expand to include the visual, shall we? "I have to get the bullet out by digging around in your shoulder with a knife or you'll bleed to death!" I don't have a font big enough for all the NO. And then, if she stops breathing from something in that process, just mouth-to-mouthing her isn't going to cure whatever made her stop breathing so well that she'll go from "unable to sit up" in fifteen minutes to "able to stand up and mosey around" a few hours later. Not to mention being quite the chatterbox in the interim. Your abnormal skill isn't supposed to be the Breath of Life and Long-Windedness, dude. Next to all that WTFery, my other complaints (the Sanctuary group are suddenly back to having less staff than an after-school chess club, after having all those locations and heavily-armed security staff people oh so recently; neither generic radiation nor microwaves "cook from the inside out"; if you've launched a new Chicago mob (... right), you don't make your tech guy your lieutenant because you need your tech guy busy with tech and your mob-lieutenant busy mob-lieutenanting; coming to a sudden realization really isn't going to echo back in time to make your eight-year-old self somehow suddenly and magically hyperobservant; the presumably-paid-for writing was too lazy for the level of fanfiction I read; I know Inigo Montoya and Kate Freelander is no Inigo Montoya) barely even register.

But apparently next week we have Tesla back. Sigh. I want to cut the show dead, but he's fun. So, maybe one more. Dammit!
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
michelel72: SGA-Sam-WarySmilemichelel72 on January 20th, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
Fair enough. I'd gotten the impression that a wetsuit was a wetsuit because it was not watertight, which would mean the water was still circulating heat away; I'm happy to yield to better knowledge than my landlubber self possesses!

But yeah, the characters so often have no sense. They tried to explain away the "no backup" thing, but it makes no sense even if the core five-or-so people are all they have in all the world; once they establish the worldwide network, it's just actively stupid. They just so clearly wanted an excuse for a big boom, and none of it makes any sense.

And then you compare "Bank Job" or "Breach", which isolate the characters plausibly and actually have sense behind their "As you know, Bob," moments, and you have to wonder how they're the same show. Because they can get it right!