Monday, October 8, 2007

Darker Than Black: It's an end, but...

In last review about Darker, I said, whichever ending they decide to go with, it would be a good finish. After viewing the final episode, while I'm sticking with my statement, I do want to add some comments.

Yes, things does get resolved. But in my opinion, they did kind got away with a "jail free" card. Generally I consider this kind of ending is "cheap", in this case, however, throughout the series, they did have hints of it. They didn't just slap it on there for no reason. I'm ok with that.

Enough said, this is my score card for Darker Than Black:

(Full score is 5)

Drama: 5 (Great, just great drama)
Comedy: 4.5 (Not much of it, but right amont at the right time)
Action: 5 (Fantastic actions)
Art/Amination: 5 (Quite flawless)
Sound/Music: 4.7 (Original score is a bit generic, but still good. Both opening songs are great)
Character: 5 (One of the best I've seen lately for character development)
Plot: 4.5 (I was hoping for better ending, but everything is still great)
Re-watch value: 4 (I'm sure some new details can be picked up when watching it again, it won't be too bad to watch it all over again)

Overall (not average): 4.8

Award: Richards' Pick: Best Drama of 2007

Recommendation: If you haven't seen it, I would recommend you to go watch it right now. It's one of the best in 2007.

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