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Xena = Ultimate Mary Sue? YUP.
So, I'm watching the season finale of Xena season five... and there are no words.

NO WORDS for HOW CRAPPY CRAPPY CRAPPY this entire bullshit season was. I didn't think I could get anymore annoyed than in my last post, halfway through. Oh, the last episode put all the past episodes to shame! (So much, that I'm keeping this post public in the hopes that it will reach those innocents who have yet to watch this terrible atrocity.)

Okay, so Xena gets the power from THE God to kill all the gods of Olympus. Not that she gets any buffer, but that she simply has the ability to kill them. (Apparently, this also includes giving her the power to kill them simply by watching them get smushed by heavy things... seriously, were the writers just tired by this point?)

So, four gods are attacking her at once... and Xena is so damn mortal awesome that she can HOLD THEM ALL OFF and even kill most of them to boot. Later on, this includes being able to grab Artemis' arrows out of the air (I'm sorry, it wouldn't be as easy as if it came from a different archer) and then THROWS THEM BACK AT HER AND KILLS HER.

What, she wouldn't duck? She wouldn't phase out and back in? GIVE ME SOMETHING, WRITERS. The actress looked like a scared little girl instead of a fucking hunting goddess.

And this isn't even getting into even more Christianity being shoved in my face. *Sigh* What message is my supposed greek mythology show trying to give me? That the only god who believes in love is the one in heaven? ... Uh, no.

I'm honestly puzzled how another season of this crap was approved. Is it just 26 episodes of how much God loves and how those that looooove back and are the only people who understand "The Way?" Because I think I'd rather go back to being blind if that's the case. And please, feel free to make me deaf as well if that's going to be shoved into my DVD player.

And like I've said before. I'm not a Christian hater. Believe in God? Yay for you! As long as you don't try to take my rights away due to your beliefs, we're just fine with each other. But this is such a violation of trust that I am truly disgusted. (I particularly looooooved the Jesus Fish in the background as they're talking to the Followers of Eli.)

So... anyone know how much Hastings will give me if I sell them back this trash for in-store credit?

Current Mood: angry angry

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niennah From: niennah Date: July 14th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I remember when the story went that way! I hated it. You're right, a Greek mythology show shoving that in your face? Unnecessary.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: July 15th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
*Nods profusely*
gailadora From: gailadora Date: July 14th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I find this extremely interesting. Not from a stand point of that they ruined your show (I hate it when there is something about a particular show that you just love and then the writers have this "great" creative idea that runs your show into the ground for you.) That's what sounds like what happened, now I can't say for sure, since I'm just going off on what you have post and myself have only seen snippets of the show and probably season before this one. However, it sounds like the writers were going for mimicking in the show what happened as Christianity took root in the Roman Empire and its spread into Europe. Often times, as Christianity took root, other practices became illegal (depending on the area) or Christianity adopted some of the practices of the faith and brought in people that way to their own religion; in a since wiping out, killing, murdering the old religions, the old gods. From the sounds of it, Xena was the human embodiment of that practice by Christianity in the show. Very intriguing idea, but again if you liked the essence of the show before they went down that plot rabbit hole, that just sucks. :(
ifritah From: ifritah Date: July 15th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, we talked about this last night, didn't we? ^_~

But yeah, I can see what they were trying to do... it was just VERY VERY WRONG.
From: saifai Date: July 14th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I honestly don't care for this show much anyway (Xena rubs me the wrong way), but I can understand to a degree. I've had favorite shows that I've been so disappointed over the writers and their apparent loss of brain matter. I have to wonder if sometimes they don't paint themselves into corners and then think, "Well shit, how do we get out of this now?"
ifritah From: ifritah Date: July 15th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wonder if it's because of big shows having several writers working on scripts? *Shrug* I mean, I think of Buffy and Marti was the cause of so much WRONG on that show that Joss wasn't a part of.
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