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        So this article is a fair bit late in its arrival. This is in part due to a sudden spike in my work schedule, but also because it has taken me this long to even attempt to martial my thoughts about the first season of this show into a coherent article. By which I mean, I’ve hopefully generated enough thoughts to actually write something with enough substance to constitute an article.

 

My usual methods of inspiring creativity did nothing to help

       All of the things I enjoyed about the season thus far in my Part I article, the characters and the interesting lore, didn’t really do a lot to sustain me. I can’t remember which episode had the big reveal for Sam’s character (aka is a shapeshifter), so maybe that happened in the second half? But beyond that, not much happens on the character front. There’s a brief arc about a kidnapped vampire that ends quite violently, but then the show pretty much wraps up the whole mini-story and spits us out on an arc towards season two. So maybe I’ll care by the next article, but for now…meh.

       And the lore, as far as I’m concerned, pretty much shot itself in the foot. I was interested in it because it seemed like it could be a cool blend of science and magic. And then near the end of the season they come right out and say “it’s magic, even we don’t understand it.” So unless there’s some big reveal in the future, or some kind of twist, the lore no longer holds my interests.

I admit that I did have to deploy some “help” to keep me awake for some of this

        I still don’t hate the show. It hasn’t done anything to completely turn me off, yet it hasn’t done anything to really make me look forward to the rest of this series either. I’m especially dreading the future of this experiment, thinking ahead to what the next season/the beginning of the next season did to turn me off the show all those years ago. But for now, we’re set up with our as-yet unmeasured antagonist for season 2 (if memory serves…a witch?), and I have to continue to endure this gauntlet I’ve set myself.

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