Sailor Moon: Moon
November 30, 2014 4:11 AM - Season 1, Episode 10 - Subscribe

Usagi discovers new feelings (could it be… PUBERTY?), the kids take a field trip but find out that their destination is closed indefinitely for repairs, and Sailor Venus helps saves the day by paying attention to the exposition flashback (the second one).

…furthermore, Webster's defines a "moon" as "a natural satellite consisting primarily of rock or metal"
posted by DoctorFedora (1 comment total)
I'm still holding out hope for an episode one of these weeks that doesn't consist of 90% mythos explanation flashback exposition, and maybe letting us move forward with the story being told here.

This is really feeling like an adaptation in about the worst way possible — we don't need to be filled in on every single plot point that was earned in past series, one imagines. At this point, being told that Beryl's henchmen have Tragic Backstories has about as much gravitas as being told that Mom's three sons on Futurama all have different favorite ice cream flavors, because their development in this series has literally been limited to "they look kind of different from each other and have separate names."

Admittedly, I say all this as someone who never watched the original, but given the rebootiness of this series, that should be fine. Instead the show is getting weighed down by its own mythos and importance, so you wind up with the opposite of Dragon Ball pacing, where instead of the cotton candy of filler episodes of nothing in particular happening, you get a bowl of dry flour consisting of, what, three episodes in a row consisting entirely of exposition now?

I watch the new episodes of this show largely out of a sense of obligation. My wife, the Sailor Moon fan, wants to stop. I don't know how to feel about it at this point.
posted by DoctorFedora at 4:17 AM on November 30, 2014

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