I Survived Marvel’s Inhumans

It’s over folks.

It’s finally over.

I was patient enough to wait till it ended before writing this because a part of me hoped that somewhere along the line there would be some changes.

The fanboy in me kept looking for something to latch on to that would have made Marvel’s Inhumans a more pleasant experience. It never came folks.

In my last rant about this Marvel’s Inhumans (click the link if you missed it), I shared my thoughts about the pilot and gave pointers on some things that I felt needed to be addressed to make the show more pleasurable to watch.

After enduring eight episodes of this massacre, I can tell you two things for sure.

The first is that I’m making a shirt that says, ‘I survived Marvel’s Inhumans’. The second is that I definitely do not want a second season of this crap.

The saddest thing about Marvel’s Inhumans is that you can clearly see what they are trying to do. It’s a lot easier to watch a sloppy show/movie that isn’t based on a previous material or content, that way you get to judge the show/movie based on what you see alone. With Marvel’s Inhumans you clearly see what they are trying to do and you get to watch them fail over and over again.

I’m not going to complain about the things I have talked about the last time I talked about it. Today I’m going to focus on the last episode.

On this episode, the Inhumans ultimately make their way to earth, as fans of the comics already knew would happen. A part of me wants to run through the entire episode but I’ll rather spare you the gory details.

However, there is something in particular that bothered me too much to let go. On the episode before the last, Gorgon was killed and Karnak got him to go through a second Terrigenesis. The process brings him back to life but he’s not quite the same after. He becomes violent and isn’t in complete control of his mind.

This is the part where things get weird. His portrayal of this slightly demented state is laughable and is a prime example of just how below par a lot of the acting in this show was. He displayed select dementia and somehow found a way of not hurting the people that were close to him.

For a character with his level of strength and the type of mental disorientation we were made to believe he had, it’s difficult for me to believe that he didn’t attempt to attack Medusa or any other member of the royal family. At the end of the episode, he seemed to be doing okay but I counted six different times he could have lost control that was conveniently swept under the rug.

On this and the many other flaws in this series, I’m not sure I can blame the actors entirely. Iwan Rheon (Game Of Thrones) and Serinda Swan (Graceland) have both featured in shows where they performed spectacularly well.

I think the problems of Marvel’s Inhumans can be largely attributed to the conception phase of the project. The show just wasn’t done right from the very beginning and everything fans noticed from the sneak peek of the finished product (the trailer) was simply an effect of this.

Conclusively I have to say that I genuinely enjoyed Ellen Woglom as Louise in this show. She was the silver lining for me and I want to see more of her.

In other shows though, Marvel’s Inhumans needs to be buried permanently.

So folks, Who’s excited about The Punisher?

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