Haven't watched it yet but I've already came across people bitching about it, since it's apparently out now.
Apparently they bait and switch the main character in this like in He-Man Revelations. The "Premise" on Wikipedia explains it best:
The series, set in Toronto, Canada, appearing as an alternate timeline of the original Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series and movie. Like in the original series, Scott Pilgrim, a bassist in an indie band, falls in love with Ramona Flowers, a mysterious delivery girl, attracting the attention of Ramona's seven evil exes. Things take an unexpected turn, however, when Scott actually loses his battle against Ramona's first evil ex Matthew Patel and is seemingly killed. As everyone's lives, including those of Ramona's evil exes, change drastically as a result, Ramona learns that Scott may still be alive and decides to investigate his disappearance.
I think people are disappointed that Ramona is the main character of the show, not Scott, who is the title of the show, that and it doesn't even adapt the original graphic novel, but is it's own thing separate from the novel/movie.
Post by CyberpunkCentral on Nov 24, 2023 16:23:32 GMT -6
Interesting. I'm not upset, but the original graphic novel did have material that wasn't in the movie. So I just assumed the show would be closer to the graphic novel since you can't fit everything into a movie.
You are seemingly not alone in thinking it would adapt the graphic novel, but it seems others are vocally outraged about it. I personally don't give a shit either way. The movie isn't all that fantastic anyway.
Took some time out last night to watch this. Wasn't that bad and has pretty much the same cast from the movie, which is impressive, although they are only on the English dub. Overall it was about as mediocre as the movie, but it certainly doesn't require all the bitching and drama I read about it.
And yes, it is relatively self contained, there is one mid credit scene in the final episode that acts as any sort of tease for a new season but it's not a huge cliffhanger at all.
Post by CyberpunkCentral on Nov 26, 2023 9:46:52 GMT -6
Depends who owns the show. In this case, it should be Universial. Who still own the rights to Scott Pilgram. Kinda like how The Sandman is a Netflix show, but ultimately WB owns it and releases them on Blu-ray. Same with The Boys. Amazon show, but Sony owns it and releases them on Blu-ray. Netflix are just distributors. Not everything they put out is owned by them.