No I’m referring to Niles SMOLDER.
I feel like I’m repeating myself, but please take it down one or two notches. I’m not sure how much excitement your heart can take!
I’m going to say it now: Rita looks gorgeous as an old lady!
I can dig it. (loving your new avatar BTW )
Thanks. I noticed how Rita’s rotund figure fits perfectly within the circle. But then again, so much about Rita is perfect.
Now that the Doom Patrol TV series is over, I have something to ask all of you: What did you think of the way the show handled the character of Rita? Maybe I missed some stuff, but I think she should have used her powers a lot more than she did. I know it’s not a typical superhero show, but in my opinion, when a lead character has super powers in a series, you expect them to use those powers on a regular basis. To put this in perspective, would you watch a Superman series in which he didn’t fly, use his super strength or his x-ray vision? Of course not. He’s Superman! That’s part of who he is. Same with Rita. Her super powers are what’s cool about her.
I also didn’t like how the writers seemed to have the tendency, especially in season one, to push Rita in the background in favor of the other characters. For example, it seemed that Crazy Jane was the focus of every other story in that season. Another example was the Beard Patrol episode. During the fight between Vic and the Beard Hunter, why didn’t Rita stretch her arm out and deck the Beard Hunter? Did she forget she could do that? Or maybe it’s because Vic’s a man and therefore should be the one doing the fighting.
I also didn’t like the fact that, in the episode where Rita, Cliff, Jane and Vic died, Rita was the only one who did not encounter a relative in the afterlife. It’s like the writers were trying to turn Rita into the Lieutenant Uhura of the series, where the other characters the writers deemed more interesting got far more of the spotlight (as if Jane and Cliff didn’t have enough stories). Honestly, wouldn’t anyone else want to see stories where we could learn more about Rita’s past and what makes her tick? Please let me know if I’m reading too much into all this.
I kinda see what you mean. But I do feel like they focused more on her as the shiw went along. And hey - still have 6 episodes left!
Agreed with EDT here- Rita def came more to the forefront as the show progressed.
But is it too little, too late?
Not for me. Not only did she (finally) get more screen time she got solid writing too. The stories that focused in on her were super engaging and fortified her presence in the show.
But what’s your take on the two episodes I mentioned? Am I making too big a deal of this or what?
Two NRW cuts tonight- fantastic!