I’m currently watching a series… for the third time.
Sounds a bit ridiculous, and I suppose it can be, but hear me out. The series is really, really good. My first time watching it was a wild ride and a really cool experience. Second time, still good, and I could notice a bunch of tiny details I couldn’t before thanks to my knowledge of what was actually going on. It’s been a couple of years now, and I would occasionally come across mentions of the series online.
Here and there, criticism could be read. Though it’s generally seen as the work of its year, some people point out how some major plot points hinge on uncharacteristic behavior of the main character. Additionally, some issues are brought up but never addressed, just shoved under the rug and considered irrelevant.
So I wanted to see if I could spot those things myself. You know, as a fun writing exercise of sorts. Besides, even if I don’t get anything out of it, the series is still delightful to watch. Hopefully I won’t have to tear it to shreds, taking my appreciation for it down too.
I do need to focus on staying critical, rather than getting into the “let’s consume this media” mindset.