📺 Finished watching: Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

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Text: “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters 2023 - Created by Matt Fraction & Chris Black
A rare stinker from Apple TV+. I jumped in when I heard multiple recommendations, and had to wait for it to get good. And kept waiting. The plot seemed so contrived and unbelievable, and I’m not talking about the monsters. Finally things got at least interesting, if not good, near the end. Of the two storylines, the one in the past was more compelling, but still never felt cohesive. And don’t get me started on the present day characters — I didn’t like any of them. I’m not usually such a down on shows, but man. At least the monsters looked cool."