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    Kin Review

    May 9, 2015 by Cyruptsaram

    Nothing special. Then again, it wasn't too bad. Kin is a bit of side step from what has been consistent this second half of the series, which gives it a new flavor. However, it comes off more as being a one-off episode rather than being anything significant. Unusually for an episode from this series, a lot of things happened, not to mention another game-changing death. Aeson's departure front the series may just be what Jason needed as influence and inspiration to make one last stab at this mother.

    Unforunately, Pythagoras, Hercules and Ariadne did squat this episode, with their dialogue resolving around how love is important and how they would do anything for each other and especially for Jason. It's nothing new and it also doesn't change …

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  • Cyruptsaram

    An episode that started badly and just carried on downhill. This is not how Atlantis should be ending, but it seems to be heading in that direction where historical fantasy clashes with with soap opera cliches. A poor show all round to be honest, with lackluster directing, shamefully bad acting and unrealistic moments, derived most probably from the script itself. Last week's looked promising with a very brutal revelation, but that has quickly diminished to reveal this boneless attempt at fantasy adventure. Even Pythagoras couldn't solve this problem.

    Just to be nice, I'll give you my pros first. The supporting cast, as per usual, seem to be outshining the main, with John Hannah's reprisal proving how universal he is in his career. His port…

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  • Cyruptsaram

    I was surprised, that was a much better episode than I had expected it to be. The first part was the usual formulaic stuff, but the second half seems to show how it has learnt from its lesson in the past, and gave us quite a rollicking final fifteen minutes. It also benefitted having Pasiphae take a bit more of centre-stage. Her evil ways seem to be worsening still. In the final seconds, as Jason escorts Ariadne out of the city, with that superb soundtrack in the background, I felt a little bit more satisfied.

    As usual, there are things which still annoy me. What stood out this week was the acting, which I found bland and toneless from the main cast, especially Jack Donnelly, Aiysha Hart and Jemima Rooper. It was nice to see Robert Lindsay …

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  • Cyruptsaram

    In fairness, nothing much happened this week, except that Jason escaped from prison, only to be replaced by Ariadne. The background stuff could've been ignored and the main meat of the plot would've been just that. However, there was more to the episode, and it certainly made it better. Robert Emms had a surprisingly good performance this week, with his character going through an emotional stage like no other. Not all the acting was top notch, however. Emmett J Scanlan spoke only one tone throughout the episode, which was highly irritating, and Jack Donnelly was surprisingly unemotional, despite his character's precarious situation. 

    What is true about Atlantis at the moment is that it is fighting a losing battle. There are so many unnecess…

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  • Cyruptsaram

    A somewhat disjointed episode hit our screens tonight, with perhaps too much going on for us to really follow and in such a small time for it to be executed. Nevertheless, it was an admirably written instalment, with an interesting plot and brought not only new characters into the mix, but old ones as well. Perhaps, the biggest revelation of the night was Medusa's emotional return. 

    To begin, I would like to stumble my way through the things that bugged me this week and then discuss the pros. Firstly, the episode had a lack of coherence. Scenes jumped from one to the other in a matter of seconds across locations we haven't even heard of yet. This was Howard Overman's attempt at fitting a lot of body into a small space of time. The final rev…

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