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27 October 2010 @ 05:01 pm
Sanctuary 3x01  
(Not really spoilery.)

That whole thing with one person wanting to convey "in case of my death" instructions and the other person stomping all over their wishes and even attempts to speak? Still offensive; still a signal of insensitivity rather than the affection it's presumably meant to convey, at least as SGA and now Sanctuary have portrayed it. Is it a SighFie thing? A Damian Kindler thing? Whatever it is, I'm heartily sick of it.

I also personally think it's (still, or again) too soon for tsunami-in-Southeast Asia plotlines, at least played so cavalierly, but maybe that's just me.

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Frith: Sanctuary - Henry - D:frith_in_thorns on October 27th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it wasn't just me who was really annoyed by that. Did we even get to hear what Will wanted done in the (really quite likely) event of his death?

Tsunami plotline did make me go "ummm...." quite a lot.

On the plus side, apparently-one-note-British-baddie got a decent character - that was a pleasant surprise I wasn't expecting. Especially since all the other US dramas I watch had picked that week to have British baddies. I guess that's a really minor thing to pick up on, though.
michelel72: SGA-NoTheyDidntmichelel72 on October 28th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that trope drove me up a tree the multiple times it played out on SGA, but it was done even more annoyingly here. Grr. I think Will managed to convey that there was a letter somewhere, but that was about it.

I might not have been quite so irritated by the tsunami plotline if what's-her-face hadn't run back towards it to (of course!) rescue a wayward child and (of course!) somehow managed to escape the waters unharmed. That's just offensive.

But yeah, I was surprised to see the bad guy turn out to be reasonably decent when he literally had nothing to lose (and nothing to gain by remaining "bad").

What a weird trend for the US shows to synch up on. I don't suppose it's a consolation that Magnus would technically be British, too? (heh) Or so I'm assuming, anyway.