Post by TMC
Darker shows like "Arrow" and "Cult" are an attempt to lure male
The show has so much partial male nudity and largely lacks scantily-clad
females that the male viewers they are trying to attract must be gay.
The lead character is a superhero, allegedly, who takes the time to shave
and wax his chest. The scares never appear to be in the same place from
week to week.
I think the show has some sort of plot beyond him murdering 20 henchmen
each week, but I'm not sure what. I think his mother is the enemy, but
other weeks, she's not. She sure doesn't seem to give a damn that her
husband's been kidnapped, and there's no explanation as to why no one
else is doing anything about it.
What have women liked about the show, the romance? It's been the lamest
crap I've seen on tv.
Cult's on, what, week 5? Our two attractive leads have had a meaningful
kiss while one of them was under the influence of drugs, so it's the
usual deny-deny-deny-deny cliche of two characters who should be with
each other, but aren't. I have a theory that men would object to
romantic plots if they weren't all exactly the same and weren't all
so badly written. I have no theory as to why plots like these appeal to
Cult's been better than I expected. In fact, I wouldn't have watched it at
all if others posting to Usenet hadn't given somewhat positive reviews to it.
I'm expecting the search for the brother to be one red herring after another
each week, so that's boring. I'm somewhat intrigued by how the actors on
the show within a show are being affected by both the fans and the
manipulations of the unseen executive producer. Alaric bores me, which
is a real problem. The show needs more Robert Knepper, a lot more,
although maybe it's a good thing he's just supporting.