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Aces High
Mar 26, 2010

Nah! A little chocolate will do






I never really took it as Alma or her family as being "poor" they just aren't blue-bloods like Reed and his parents. I mean, her dad was a university prof with a whole lot of grants so I don't think they ever wanted for anything and I'm sure Alma isn't working at that school as a volunteer.

Also this series confirmed for me that Rosa Salazar is one of the most sincere actresses working right now and she is very enjoyable to watch because you can tell she cares. I think she is my new celebrity crush (as if my Alita avatar didn't give that away)

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Aces High
Mar 26, 2010

Nah! A little chocolate will do






yeah the only inkling we get that Alma's family is "poor" is through the lens of Reed's parents and they are clearly :thermidor: level rich, as well as pretty racist and Alma is the only one willing to call attention to that behaviour.

also I think it is safe to say that Alma attempted suicide in that montage because it looked like she went up the street instead of across, not saying it wasn't self-harm but to me it had gone beyond that

Aces High
Mar 26, 2010

Nah! A little chocolate will do






Zachack posted:

The ambiguity, imo, really only appeared in the last episode and I don't think it worked and kinda botched the end. The show felt like it was written around a "not crazy" scenario.

This was an interesting choice that I actually liked because, to me, it acted like a bridge where the audience and Alma have to come to an understanding that, sure, maybe we can see into other people's lives but that doesn't mean we can travel into the past and bring someone back from the dead. Even if a season 2 does show that she did bring her dad back, everything he was ever involved in is going to be turned upside down and be absolutely hosed.

Then again, I would be down for another season if it means we get to see writers struggle with how to piece a life back together that has been missing for 20 years, sort of like how every time Marty McFly goes back to 1985 his entire life as he has known it doesn't exist anymore.

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