In/Spectre #08 — Now Located in the Back Seat

February 29th, 2020


And a hospital room.


This tiresome arc continues to stretch out with no real end in sight. Oh, it promises a fight with the tulpa next week, but much of it was spent on blathering on about his cousin. I think the production team may have also gotten tired of having the whole thing take place in one room because this week, it took place in two rooms, if we're willing to call a car's back seat as a room. Maybe it would be a little more interesting or at least tolerable if there was an actual conversation going on.

I've given up on anything procedural where the characters actually investigate, interact with things and people, discover things, etc etc. You know, the things that make a story engaging in any way. But if at least Saki or Kuro were a participant in these now-going-on-120-minute-straight exposition dumps, it might pass as a back and forth rather than an interminable monologue, forever trapped in purgatory, waiting for something… for anything… to actually happen, let alone anybody to take some kind of actual action. No, show, additional exposition is not taking action.

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anthony Baranyi says:

    This arc in the manga brought back an old memory of the 1974 version of Murder on the Orient Express, and the Mad Magazine parody of that movie. At the end of the Mad parody Poirot solves the case and everyone looks guilty, but then Poirot starts coming up with yet another theory and all of the killers on the train get so pissed off at this that they gang up to kill Poirot in the open just so they don’t have to hear him any longer.

    So sit back and be prepared to hear Little Miss Poirot talk about four improbable theories for the rest of the series… LOL

  • Anonymous says:

    you know you have been watching too much lewd If you go with your boyfriend to visit his cousin in the hospital and the first thing that pops into your mind is “she must have been his first crush”