Percy Jackson and the Olympians: "A God Buys Us Cheeseburgers"
January 13, 2024 8:49 AM - Season 1, Episode 5 - Subscribe

The Quest continues with a mild (?) diversion ... a mini questlette ?

Our magnificent Trio discuss what Family means, and is at it's core, and also decide to choose their own destinies, instead of repeating the mistakes of their Fore-Parents / Extended Family
posted by Faintdreams (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Really liked Ares. I have known so many gods who behaved like that, and the interactions between Our Trio and him were fab.

I liked the side quest, though the story would have been more compelling and felt truer to mythic patterns generally if they'd had to leave Percy behind, maybe come pick him up later. That would, of course, not have worked for this series, and really Annabeth would have been the more likely sacrifice, but that would have problematic on multiple other counts.
posted by cupcakeninja at 9:00 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]

Hi! So I have never read the series so all of this is new to me in terms of the story's mythos. Can I say I love it? Like, I have loved Greek mythology since I was a child--still do--and Greek myths set in a modern setting delight me. Walk Scobell is absolutely charming as Percy, an excellent mix of anxiety and tenuous bravery. (The video of him being told he got the role is so sweet.)

I love his friends, Annabeth and Grover. The casting for the gods seen so far is fab. I am utterly charmed by this show.

(Shepherd and I got such a kick out of Ares. I loved Grover's approach to the conversation was music deep cuts.)
posted by Kitteh at 9:11 AM on January 13 [2 favorites]

I got real kick out of Ares setting off internet flame wars because of course he does.
posted by Karmakaze at 6:30 PM on January 13 [5 favorites]

Opps forgot to mark this and the previous one show only.

I've not read the books but have always had an interest in Greek / Roman mythology and was amused as a child how - much like a lot of European folklore and Fae tales - the stories have consistently been watered Down ' 'Disneyfied' for wider audiences.

The chemistry between the three leads is great - the pacing - so far - seems great and it's all pitched at just the right level of 'this is bizarre and surreal / yes but it's all real so lets deal with it'.

There is no meta winking at the camera which is refreshing.

There are only three episodes left, and I can't shake the feeling that Grover is definitely hiding something major from the other two in the Trio ...

Also did anyone else notice that Grover said he was only 24? That seems odd.
Do satyr's age magically slowly or something?
posted by Faintdreams at 1:04 PM on January 14

Ares was super great. I always liked that actor when he was on Haven. He was having SUCH fun. And Grover's subtle fanboy behavior was clever.

Ares and Aphrodite banged in the tunnel of love?! Damn.

Hephaestus was played by Timothy Osmundson, still don't recognize him with big ol' beard.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:50 PM on January 24 [1 favorite]

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