methodwriter85 July 6, 2019 Share July 6, 2019 (edited) 32 minutes ago, Blue Plastic said: Particularly the “tunnels under the mall” and “Russians grab Steve and Robin” went on way too long. While it's great to have LGBT representation, I really hated that this show went the route of having Robin "confess" to being fixated on Steve in high school, only to turn it around and go, "Well, silly straight boy, it wasn't because I liked you- it's because I'm jealous that the girlies like you because I like girls, too!" I thought it was a pretty condescending plot point meant to deliberately mislead the audience for a later "gotcha" moment. I was also once a gay high school kid- I don't remember being fixated on the popular girl that all the cute straight guys wanted to hook-up with. I was fixated on the straight cute guys, like duh! I like the friendship and I thought it was cool to have it but this show spent WAY too much time building up what I'd called a "fake out" ship. I would have had still had Robin confess to Steve about being a lesbian, but I would have taken out that whole bit where Robin (and the writers) make it sound like Robin had feelings for him in high school. Hell, they still could have kept up Steve confessing to liking her, and it largely would have been the same story without giving me a bad taste in my mouth. I liked Robin a lot but this show spent way too much time on her as well as Erica considering that Max/Billy didn't have any kind of scene together yet we're supposed to feel it as a major loss for her when he dies. Are we supposed to base everything from season 2 where all Billy does to Max is terrify her and abuse her? They needed to do more there in order to pay that off. Dacre and Sadie did their best to try and make it work but they just flat out did not have the backstory. Overrall, I did prefer season 3 to season 2, though. Edited July 6, 2019 by methodwriter85 1 22 Link to comment
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