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Average User Score: 9.1May 9, 2017Season 2 was just simply amazing. I was really impressed at the balance they found between hard science-fiction, space opera andSeason 2 was just simply amazing. I was really impressed at the balance they found between hard science-fiction, space opera and action/adventure. And on top of the great story, and fascinating intertwining story lines, it is just visually stunning.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Feb 21, 2017I think it suffers from some identity issues of what it wants to be and how it goes about it, especially as it tries to decide how much itI think it suffers from some identity issues of what it wants to be and how it goes about it, especially as it tries to decide how much it should resemble the Frank L Baum land of Oz. But, it's interesting, I want to know more. The world building in what I thought was a "known" world is a unique take and I find it good entertainment.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Jun 11, 2016This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The elements are all there, the question is, if picked up for season two, can they fill the holes. Plenty of good series, have a rough first season. Buffy, which this show is trying to be the modern version of, did not have the best first season.
Primarily, the writing needs to be tightened up. The writers are so focused on trying to get in mysteries and gotcha moments, that they are letting the main character development and story arcs slip. The whole pursuit of The Seven was weak and anti-climatic. It is built up to be this major story plot, so you would expect it to carry through the season, but then it just ends. Same with the Stone Witch story arc. They just seem to be half thought out, like the writers did not know where to go with them.
So many holes that are not properly teased, or filled. Why is the triangle there? There are other triangles? How do they get created? Are the like connected Hell Mouths? Why does the government not just evacuate the citizens of those areas, since they know the boundaries? What exactly is Constance, the Stone Witch, and why do we think burying her will keep her there? Because we all know that means she is coming back? Why has Wynonna not just shot Bobo in the head? There needs to be a more compelling reason to keep him alive.
This can all be fixed, the writers just need to treat their audience with a little more respect.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Jan 11, 2016I was on the fence the first couple episodes, but they are doing so much world building that the major early criticism was they tried to doI was on the fence the first couple episodes, but they are doing so much world building that the major early criticism was they tried to do too much too fast. By episode three though it starts to pay off and really starts to come together in episode 4.
A lot of characters and factions to develop, but there is huge potential here and the high production values give me great hope.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Aug 1, 2015I am super hopeful for this show's future. While we really like the story and setting so far, we recognize that any ensemble cast has a roughI am super hopeful for this show's future. While we really like the story and setting so far, we recognize that any ensemble cast has a rough first season where introducing us to each character takes time and several episodes each. I would have given it a 6 for this season so far, except for the great potential.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Aug 1, 2015It is summer. That used to mean re-runs, but these days it often means neat summer programming. Shows you are going to DVR, because who isIt is summer. That used to mean re-runs, but these days it often means neat summer programming. Shows you are going to DVR, because who is home on a Friday night in summer? There are a bunch of shows competing for DVR space in my house, and while we tried to get into Killjoys, it lost to space on the DVR. I have to compare it to Dark Matter in this case, which we really like. Dark Matter kind of only can be a Sci-Fi show. It does not really work if not in the future, or it would be very clunky. KillJoys is kind of just a procedural in the future. If you take away the tech and the future stuff, all of these stories still work and can be translated into other time periods. This is the weakness of the show. It does not properly take advantage of its setting for anything more than backdrop and props.… Expand