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Girl In Space

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I wish I liked this show more since everyone keeps raving about it. It relies on the audio journal crutch for the protagonist to narrate for long periods of time. Even when the show starts to add more characters and she is held prisoner, one would think that an intelligent protagonist would show more circumspection. Or that the narrative might find more artful ways to relay information. But no, she records the audio journal in the room with a guard in hearing distance for 20 minutes at a time. Obviously, this is the show's device to allow the protagonist to exposit to the audience but the seams are so obvious that I lose all suspension of disbelief. Also, Kai, who chooses to use excessive force by shooting a leg off someone who is not threatening him with bodily harm, while "badassedly" saying "It's not on stun", even though he has a stun option, keeps being called "good" by characters we're supposed to agree with. Since the only other setting on the gun that we know of is lethal force, I guess he's lucky he didn't actually kill the person if that was his goal, huh? If we had a stun option in this world that we live in, I'd want police officers to use stun so that we didn't end up with so many dead black people. But this show just keeps digging its heels in that excessive violence is fine if you're "one of the good guys". When the show chooses to contend with morality, it's in superficial outsourced form, specifically calibrated such that the person is culpable only by proxy. X feels guilty, not for endorsing Kai's violence, but for not intervening with her parents' experiments when she was a child. Oh, come on. What an easy out to have X hold herself responsible for actions she could not have comprehended while letting Kai off for actions he did commit.
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Sep 9th, 2017
Latest Episode
Aug 18th, 2019
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