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I hate flashback episodes

October 26, 2008

You know what I’m talking about.  You sit down thinking you’re about to see a new episode of a show, only to hear one of the actors say, “Remember when…” and suddenly the screen fades into an episode you’ve already seen, albeit chopped into little clips that probably would not make sense to someone who has not seen the show anyway.

In what is being called the final season of Stargate Atlantis, how dare they toss in a flashback episode!  The latest episode, “Inquisition”, is perhaps aptly named.  Watching it was almost like being tortured in the Spanish Inquisition.  Naturally, they did develop a little story around the flashbacks, but it was not worth remembering, unlike the flashbacks themselves, of which I didn’t need a reminder.

If you don’t have the manhood to make a full episode, just show a rerun.  Don’t tease into thinking we’re getting a new show, only to see a rerun in disguise.  That’s just wrong.

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