The Abominable Showman
- Oct 25, 2017
His persona was just weird in this episode. He was always crazy (obviously, he's a cult leader), but in season 3 it felt more like an understated, twisted religious zealot way. Here he turned into a full anime villain.
At first I thought this was insane, which it definitely was, but then I realized it was kind of genius as an homage to 70s B-movies. The quick zoom to Edgar on the stairs, the beret, the rocket and Evel Knievel jumpsuit. After this episode though, I really think they wasted the character of Edgar last season and the entire cult storyline if he was capable of this amount of excessive villainy.
Seriously. It would've been a lot more fun if the Farm was THIS crazy (living in a dilapidated hotel!?) from the very beginning.At first I thought this was insane, which it definitely was, but then I realized it was kind of genius as an homage to 70s B-movies. The quick zoom to Edgar on the stairs, the beret, the rocket and Evel Knievel jumpsuit. After this episode though, I really think they wasted the character of Edgar last season and the entire cult storyline if he was capable of this amount of excessive villainy.
The third Blossom kid is gonna show up and Cheryl’s gonna lose it even further.I didn't mind how it looked (the costume etc.), but it just made so little sense in the scope of general story, that it was hilarious.
I'm glad we're done with the Farm subplot, but most of the ones we have left don't seem interesting at all.
For Archie, it feels like we're going through the "Archie has his heart in the right place, but is an idiot" story again.
With Jug, I understand that the writers wanted to make Bret (?) seem petty, but the way he went from 0 to 100 was kind of an overkill. That said, it's Riverdale we're talking about, so in this sense everything was perfectly normal.
I'm curious where the Cheryl plot is going to go, now that Toni knows.
Or Dynasty less soapy?I spent an hour shouting at my television with this episode. The rocket, the beret, Mr. Lodge wandering out of prison at will, chest bursting rats, Archie fights heard of toughs in a scene lit like a Refn movie and Jughead tumbles headlong into Hogwarts for Bret Easton Ellis.
How is it that Sabrina which is about magic and bullshit more grounded than this?
Nothing escapes The Betty Cooper Singularity not even fake Evel Knieval. Only bad cam show plot lines can weaken her true power.Had trouble watching the latest episode, because I just *couldn't* process what had occurred previously.
1.) Diffused a bomb
2.) Stole a bus
3.) Got knocked out / locked up
4.) Escaped confinement with her mother
5.) Confronted Edgar Evernever with said mother, who was inexplicably dressed as Evil Fucking Kineval attempting to escape in a fucking homemade rocket
7.) Shits all good and nobody is going to mention all of that was definitely a fever dream
The Halloween episode felt an attempt to tell entirely self-contained stories that would ultimately advance each character's narrative. The best part about the ridiculous Cheryl Blossom story is that it didn't feel tonally different the normal Dark Shadows bullshit written for that character.
It reminds me of the way How To Get Away With Murder deal with their flash forward stories but Riverdale is doing it with less style and effectiveness.Well, things sure are happening. I hate how Archie's arc is yet another "he means well, but his execution is extremely stupid so he is needlessly putting himself in danger". Is it the 3rd time, 4th time?
Also, who else thinks that those weird timeskips we've been getting since the end of last season are Jughead trying out his "perfect murder" irl? I'd say it goes poorly, but I doubt they'd kill him off. Or maybe it's just showing the events of his book, but using Riverdale characters or something.