Hostages Continues Downward Spiral
How stupid do you have to be to:
- Attempt to move a hostage to a new location without blindfolding or gagging her? Come on! Thatâ€™s just lazy storytelling.
- Follow the instructions of a PA announcement at a bus station while youâ€™re running away from people who have already demonstrated their ability to be anywhere and do anything?
- Steal so directly from Star Wars? Seriously, writers! One of the henchmen owes a cartel money because the â€śstuffâ€ť she was smuggling got seized at the border? Whatâ€™s the cartel gonna do nextâ€”freeze her in carbonite?
The verdict is in as various critics are handing in their final rulings on this fallâ€™s shows: Hostages stinks. Itâ€™s boring, derivative, and denies viewers of the kinds of setups and situations a premise like this promised.
And one last thought, as long as weâ€™re piling on here:
Writers, â€śYou are not in charge of me!â€ť is a retort an 8-year-old uses, not a high schooler.