Quoted from CrazyLevi:
I found Billy to be the most annoying character in this show's history.
So he's a heavy metal burnout who drives a Camaro? Ok, we all knew guys like that.
But wait...he's also a big time "karate kid bad guy" jock who rules the basketball court and brutalizes dweebs with his athletic prowess?
Also found his teary death scene out of place...the guy was a huge abusive douche and we never saw an inkling of kindness or any sort of affection between Max and himself. Like, good riddance bro!
Seems like they wanted two wildly different characters but only had time for one.
Saw your post here yesterday, and coincidentally had binge watched up to episode 6 of season 3 in a week or so.....
Then finished it off, and was dozing off during the final 10 minutes or so at 5am.
Definitely liked the show more than I thought I would. I was expecting to actively dislike it, and grew to appreciate some of the characters overtime, and some never grew on me.
Billy had a nice arc, and at least felt redeemed. Though most male characters on that show seem to be fodder. They fall into the dead, dumb dumb foil, or villain category all too often. Female characters seem written a bit more teflon, fairly dominant, and lacking less flaws.
The effects and monster designs seem to get better season by season, and I really hope they introduce different monster types/an entirely new enemy altogether. By the end of season three, the cycle of events feels a bit stale.
Cinematography is really surprising for a streamed show, and has some impressive marriages of real shots with nice lighting and CQ effects.
I was also surprised how well the 80's backdrop slotted in. I feared things would be heavier handed than they were.
Overall, much better than I expected. Now onto playing the pin more!