Sep. 14th, 2012

Sinbad

Sep. 14th, 2012 10:39 am
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As a kid, I loved The Adventures of Sinbad.  It was low-key, cheesy fun, and the main characters were pretty.  It doesn't hold up well--even my memories tell me that.  But I like swashbuckling adventures that don't get too dark, and so leapt at the chance to watch another lightweight retelling.  Alas, Sinbad hasn't impressed me thus far.  "Queen of the Water Thieves" had the acting of Sophie Okonedo, aka Liz 10, to recommend it, and some bits have been entertaining. It feels reminiscent of Firefly: ragtag crew with some very competant and some kinda incompentant members, often running out of supplies, on the run from the authorities, living in a small and intimate space.  But there are just too many plot holes, unexplained jumps in logic, and changes in characterization for me to really like it.  And though there are the seeds of stories and worldbuilding that has more depth and solidity to it, I don't trust that any of it will get developed.  I'll give it a few more episodes, but I think this might be the end of my adventures with Sinbad.

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