Meh. Common problem with user-generated content sites.
I think part of the problem is that the show has been praised so ecstatically and without reservation for almostadecade, that seeing critics and audiences not responding to some of the elements that didn’t work, the jokes that fell flat, whatever, has made the fan base and the showrunners defensive. It’s the same effect you got when they madeamovie out of Firefly. When it’s been “perfect” for so long, the people closest to it don’t want to hear it’s anything less. If this season had aired on TV the year after season three, it would have been lauded but it would have had some people questioning elements of it—particularly things that seemed to happen without warning or explanation, only to be clarified later. Rather thanaquick recant from folks like the gentleman at THR, admitting it’s better in context, the negative reviews from those early episodes would have dragged on for weeks!
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