The finale honestly was pretty good
1stMay 14, 2020
- and gripping but my main criticism is that the show really wanted to have its cake and eat it too. They purposely edited the merge as an incoherent mess with no storyline, no alliances, no bonds that served more than plot devices for the entire first half of the merge when in reality a tight nit alliance ran the entire merge.
Yet at the last second all of a sudden this group is SUCH a TIGHT alliance that all loves each other and grew as people and are falling on their swords and bawling their eyes out at the thought of their last member fighting on for them. they want the payoff without laying the GROUNDWORK to make it REALLY have an impact
an example of this done RIGHT is Ausvivor 2016. All the #BIGMOVE ppl complain that the merge was "boring" well guess what this is the alternative huns a complete mess where the ending and the (lack of) story dont make ANY sense together. I will ALWAYS call ausvivor 2016's finale "Survivor: The Movie" because it truly was a cinematic experience that WRAPPED the season up in the perfect way and made me cry twice. THIS finale COULD HAVE been on that level (with less iconic people but still) but the way it was SHOEHORNED really diminished what could have been a MUCH more powerful impact.
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