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Re: Fallout TV Show Reviews
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Re: Fallout TV Show Reviews Apr 11, 2024, 01:33
Apr 11, 2024, 01:33
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I know only too well how a good show can turn bad in no time flat. After watching Westworld go from one of the most interesting, smart, and unique shows on TV to something so terrible that it hurt my brain (all in the span between seasons 1 and 2), I will always be very careful in praising a new show still in production too highly. Having said that, the first episode of the Fallout series was better than I could have even hoped. I could nitpick a good deal of things, but overall it was about as faithful of a recreation of the Fallout universe while changing mediums and telling a new story as it could be. Standouts were the retro-future aesthetic from the game - it is perfect - and the music choices which cement the feeling that this is Fallout. The essence of Fallout is here in spades, and the sets, dialogue, camera work, casting, and acting are on point. There's a hundred ways this could all fall apart in the future, but I have practically no complaints about the pilot. If I were Siskel and Ebert, I would give it two thumbs up. If I gave scores out of 10, it would get an 8. But really, those means of grading are arbitrary and practically meaningless. I can simply say that I personally highly recommend at least the first episode to any Fallout fan, and sci-fi fans in general. The quirky tone might not be for you, but this is Fallout.

Oh, and for anyone worried that this would be your typical girlboss pandering that Hollywood spews out with distressing regularity (and what Amazon itself did with the awful 'Rings of Power'), trust me there is none of that here in the first episode. Our lead Lucy gets the shit beaten out of her and barely survives a physical altercation with a raider. Everything she is good at makes sense within the narrative, and she plays the role perfectly, faults, quirks, fears, and all. You will root for her, because she is a great character.

This comment was edited on Apr 11, 2024, 01:50.
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