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Te Arepa Kahi
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I did sort of enjoy tatau. But some parts were silly and rushed. It felt like the writer was composing a script for a school exam. He left it to the last minute and the energy drinks and coffee started to wear off. What started as quite engaging and mysterious turned into 'oh god, please don't ...ok you did' type scenes. Spirit people were used as shortcuts without imagination. Kind of like when there's a complicated storyline and it ends with 'it was all a dream'. Spirit spys are both cheap and unimaginative. The actors seemed to deteriorate with every episode after realizing how poor the story line was written. The plot had a lot of potential. The characters involved were quite engaging and the bikers were a good dynamic to add because they created a sense of suspense and rashness. When a sub plot started to progress it seemed as if the writer had no idea where it ended or even continued. Overall tatau combined intense scenes with absolutely horrendous ones. The ending was disappointing. I still looked forward to watching every week up until about episode 4 or 5 where it got boring and unrealistic. The writer should have spent more time on the concept because it could have been a brilliant show. The plot was great but it unraveled poorly. A 7 is generous. Some episodes were a 9 some were a 4. The first 3 episodes are worth watching. I'd skip to the last episode beyond that to see how it ends. It could have been good but is just about average.
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