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(Two episodes watched):|
I guess the idea here was to wow us with advanced technology and one relatively optimistic way the future might play out. I, however, did not feel particularly intrigued or excited at any point during episode one. It was easy to guess how the problem of delivering a ransom before a strict deadline would be solved. The idea of talented teenagers with unlimited money at their disposal to design whatever they want was hard to take seriously--it seemed too good to be true. The way it was revealed that this story is in fact taking place on Mars at some point fairly far into the future was confusing. As I see it, there are three ways a show can be worth watching: it can be funny, it can be intriguing (that is, tell an interesting story that I want to hear), and/or it can be cool (have stylish, flashy, but believable characters and background). In Classroom Crisis, the signs are that the jokes are mediocre, the premise is high tech but not all that novel, and as of yet the characters have been given little personality. It may just be me, but I cannot care much how a story will play out if I don't care about the characters because they seem like strangers that I don't know. For much of the episode I could only wonder what the main conflict was going to be, since, given the lack of personalities and all, a conflict with angry miners on an asteroid seemed unlikely to hold my attention for twelve episodes or so. However, there is a sign at the end that there will indeed be a twist to the story, namely a smart-ass, high-ranking corporation guy has come to shut down the 'homeroom' in which these teens pursue cherished projects. So, I will watch another episode to see if anything comes of that, and if any of the characters develop much.
What struck me about episode two was how little it did to make clear what the basic conflict behind CC was. I guess it's just 'good teenagers are in danger of losing the jobs they deserve to hold', but again the characters aren't good enough to sympathize with all that much. There's some sort of struggle between the guy who has been sent to shut down the A-TEC program and his superior (who's apparently his brother). Immoral, brown-nosing corporate guys are trying to keep him down, apparently, because he's really not a bad person himself. I would bet almost anything that the way this works out is that he comes to ally himself with the A-TEC teens. But the plot doesn't exactly intrigue me, and I decided that this show was not worth watching.
Last updated Thursday, April 25 2019. Created Wednesday, July 08 2015.