I’ve never been a huge fan of Stitchers. I mean, it’s never been terrible but it’s never been great. I think it had potential, once upon a time, but that potential has long since been squandered writing for what seems to be a female teenage audience, leaving anyone who cares about serious science fiction out in the cold.
But then again, Freeform goes after the “becomer” demographic, specifically teenage Millennials in their late teens and early 20s. So maybe I should be avoiding that channel altogether.
Anyhow, here’s my look at the third season of Stitchers. Pity me.
Kirsten finds out that not only is her mother still alive, but she’s in a perpetual coma and can’t be brought out until she’s mapped the entire human brain. Maggie names Cameron her second in command, but as Cameron and Kirsten become closer, they find that they can’t be together because it interferes with her stitching. Oh no, whatever will they do.
I guess I can’t be surprised because this is on Freeform, a network for young Millennials, but every single season is more about relationships than stitching. Every season is just who is sleeping with who and why their relationships are falling apart. That’s the whole shtick, with some plot occasionally thrown in for good measure. But I’m an adult and I don’t care about who is screwing who and frankly there just isn’t enough plot in between all of the relationship crap to make it worth watching. I get it, I’m not the target audience, but I really have no idea why I keep coming back to this thing. It just isn’t that good.
I know I’ve complained about this in a lot of other shows, but there is more filler here than anything worthwhile. If you cut out all of the relationship nonsense, you’d have maybe 3-4 episodes of worthwhile content. There just isn’t that much here. The plot is just a vehicle for the drama, not the other way around. But then again, that’s what all of these shows are. There is a framework that they ignore most of the time, only returning to it when they need a quick breather from all of the immature relationship drama. That’s not why I’m watching television.
At the moment, I’m pretty much done with this show. Unfortunately, it falls during the summer when nothing much is on so I really have very little to replace it. I might have to try harder next year, assuming this disaster comes back at all, because I’m having a harder and harder time motivating myself to sit through it week after week. It’s just not good. In fact, I’d say it’s actively bad. Why should I waste my time on that?