This SOLAR OPPOSITES assessment incorporates spoilers.
Solar Opposites Episode 3
I've a number of respect for a way Solar Opposites is taking pictures for the celebs with its silly plotlines this early in its existence. It’s so charmingly goofy and peculiar that it is a sequence about aliens crash-landing on earth and, as a substitute of apparent sci-fi stuff (although there’s nonetheless loads of sci-fi stuff in there), solely three episodes in we’ve watched the aliens pal round with a sitcom character, run to be presidents of their native householders’ affiliation, and now one in every of them is changing into a well-known magician.
It’s cool “The Quantum Ring” shakes up the character dynamics just a little bit with Korvo totally on his personal, abandoning the remainder of the household. It principally is a Korvo episode; we get some Terry/Jesse/Yumyulack scenes, however Korvo is unquestionably the main target. That is tremendous, as a result of, as I discussed in my spoiler-free assessment of the season, usually the sequence sticks with a Korvo/Terry, Jesse/Yumyulack setup (with a facet of Pupa), so it’s good to see that the sequence holds up when the characters are organized in numerous configurations and, additional, that one character by themselves can carry a plot.
After all, it helps that this time a lot of the runtime is shared with the Escape from New York–type drama unfolding in Yumyulack and Jesse’s shrunken human wall terrarium. The method Solar Opposites has launched this working subplot is an especially odd and novel use of serialization. It’s awfully unusual for a sequence to introduce you to what's supposedly its core protagonists within the first two episodes, after which, two episodes later, ask you to sympathize with the lives of an entire different batch of characters, coping with very totally different conflicts in distinction to what’s occurring with the goofy, pop-culture-obsessed, aliens (although the wall individuals additionally throw out their justifiable share of popular culture references).