No black box.
The title of the episode is “The cautionary tale of numero cinco”, which is far too long to put in the thread title.
I dunno. I’ve been wary this season, but liked last week’s ep. I can go for whimsical, but there has to be a limit. Sure, pro-wrestling was around 50 years ago, but I didn’t get what they tried to achieve this week. Five Mexican brothers in masks as pro-wrestlers, to the soundtrack of Mariachi music…?
I thought it was ridiculous, but if it was played as whimsical, I didn’t laugh, and two comedic episodes after another… Not good, IMO.
If it was played straight, then it utterly failed, because my suspension of disbelief was stretched beyond the breaking point. And this from a guy who last year didn’t mind the big monster in the recycled ‘Monster of Black lagoon’ costume. I mean, a 70 year old, former pro wrestler being able to through ngel across the room?
Also, since it’s produced in SoCal, one would think that the writers and producers are aware that people from Mexico don’t all listen to mariachi music and talk like Speedy Gonzalez. The stereotypes got to be a bit heavy handed.
Considering the title of the ep, I guess it’s meant to be juxtaposed against the quest that the MoG have. That didn’t work either.
About the only redeeming thing was the little scene with Angel and Wes, that tied in Wesley not knowing anything about Connor.
It’ll be a couple of more episodes before I put my little ><))))))*> ascii shark in the thread title, but if they keep this up, it’ll soon reach the realms of Charmed and the likes. So ‘I’ll be going through the motions’ and keep dl-ing, but the urgency is gone.
Also, we’ve seen it all before, both on BtVS and Ats.