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Eumelia ([personal profile] eumelia) wrote2013-10-26 04:00 pm

Scattered thoughts for H50 4.05 “Kupuʻeu”

Joe and Danny’s scene was superb, superb, superb. In your smug face, Joe. Danny’s loyalty and compassion are impenetrable to your manipulation and instrumentalism! MAWHAHAH!

I think if there’s one thing that got pummelled into us today is that every one of Steve’s parental figures is a horrible human being. Doris, because ultimately the fact that she wanted to be a mother doesn’t mean she was actually cut out for it. Jack, for abandoning his kids once Doris decided she’d rather have adventures than be a teacher and full time mom. Joe, for his manipulative ulterior motives and using Steve like a tool for his own gains.

Always with making Steve a tool and making him feel worthless, huh, parental units.

Chin shouting at Kono to get out moved me a lot. Chin’s eyes, my god, berserk and worried and he’d fly to Hong Kong right now if he could.

The sat-phone is the most obvious thing in the world, the Yakuza could have snatched her right there, seriously.

However, I was mainly bored by this episode.

I wasn’t interested in Billy. I’m not interested in Cath. I’m not interested in Steve/Cath, so the focus of the ep and the procedural left me distracted.

Oh, except when Steve espoused his stupid sexist ideas regarding motive (“Woman scored” and “unrequited love”?). Seriously show, seriously. A little humanity is all I ask for.

And then I got angry about the Navy and the Military and the fact that show loves them a little too much.

I’m really sick of the show’s veneration of dead soldiers. We get it, the US Army and the US Navy do important work and should be honoured and blah blah blah.

I don’t agree, by the way, that the military is an institution that should be idolised to the point in which it is, accountability tends to fly out the window and it’s no questions asked when it comes to the bullshit global the military-industrial complex pulls.

Lives lost is always tragic, but venerating a life inside a uniform as opposed to a random shcmuck who ended up as “collateral damage”? No, I that’s just supremacy. Not to mention that showing us another full dress uniform right after the one in the previous season rubs me the wrong way, because I’m sick of seeing of this celebration of death and the uniform.

And that’s my unpopular opinion of the day.

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[personal profile] silveradept 2013-10-27 04:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Not as unpopular as one might think, as all of those things are true and need to be addressed.
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[personal profile] alba17 2013-10-28 12:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Another person saying it's not an unpopular opinion, since I agree. But then again, I'm not really watching the show any more. But I kind of wonder if this veneration of the military was a factor in that. They relentlessly shove that down our throat on the show and I feel like it's kind of an easy emotional beat for them.