1. I'm not sure if anyone is watching Lucifer
outside of shapinglight?
Anyhow...I'm finding I'm enjoying it for the most part, except for the procedural bits or mystery of the week, which the writers don't appear to care that much about anyhow.
This past week's Lucifer was really good. Even brought back that 1990s song, What if God was One of Us by Joan Osborn.( eh spoilers )
2. Once Upon a Time Season Final
-- this could have very easily been the series finale. And in some respects it was. And it ends happily. They make a big point of talking about new beginnings.
Over and over and over again. As if the writers want to slam home to the viewer that guess what, we are rebooting the show. Next year we'll have a whole new show, it's the same one, but a new beginning, new hero, new villains, etc.
I wish had faith in the writers to be innovative in this regard. But I read the break down and it's just a gender flip on the Henry/Emma bit. Now it's a little girl who finds her father, who has no memory of her, and asks him to help her, because his family needs him. The father is Henry Mills. So, instead of Emma being found by Henry, asking her to have belief. It's a little girl bringing the Once Upon a Time book to Henry and asking him to have faith...and the story she holds, is the story of his life in Storybrook.
My mother said the ending reminded her of Back to the Future 2 -- where they come back and say..."your family needs you". (This synced into a conversation about how the middle Back to the Future sucked, but parts 1 and 3 were pretty good. The only two things interesting about 2, was they predicted that the Cubs would win the World Series, and that someone like Trump would become President.)
The episode itself felt repetitive. I'd seen it before. Started fast-forwarding. The show, I think, has been stretched too thin. Not sure what they are going to do with Hook, Rumplestilskin and Regina...felt those characters had been sort of stretched thin as well, also redeemed as much as possible. What else is there to say? I mean how many times...can we revisit the same issues?
The problem sometimes with television series is they don't seem to when to call it quits.
3. In other news, finished The Smoke Thief
-- and liked it a lot. Surprised me.
Granted the ending was...a bit on the syrupy side, but they all are. Anyhow, decided to read the next one in the series..."The Dream Thief".