Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Magma eps 2-4
The good news is I am glad I did not give episode 1 a must watch although it was a very promising episode. The bad news is that me not giving episode 1 a must watch because all that promise was not realised. Magma is a dorama with no fucking direction and is so all over the place.
Nagami Taeko (Ono Machiko) is the main character but she doesn't do anything for 4 episodes. All she does is talk and talk and talk. Taeko's character arc is so fake and contrived including the sick kid giving her his large picture so she can cry over it.
Second problem is what they hell are they researching actually? Looking for hot dry rock? What are they monitoring for? Shouldn't there be research on how best to maximise energy generation from hot dry rock? What's the difference between hot dry rock and regular geothermal energy? All we get from 4 episodes are people saying they need to continue researching. The only interesting story is the revenge plotline which is very simple. I don't know about the novel it was based on but I'm pretty sure it could not have been from Taeko's point of view.
Can't be stuffed elaborating on my criticisms of Magma. Its been such a string of disappointing WOWOW doramas. Everything is good in Magma except the script and its such a bad one. Exciting music cannot make the viewer feel excited when nothing is going on. I would have been satisfied if Magma were half as good as Hagetaka.