I finally figured out why I don't like Ed's voice. There is no depth or resonance. The actor seems to be speaking from his throat instead of his diaphragm and he sounds very shallow. I only realized this after picking up a familiar voice from one of the low rank priests. That was unmistakably the voice of the grown up Enzo Matrix from Reboot! A show I worked on for 3 seasons! Now, this guy has a voice made for the hero. Hmm... maybe I shouldn't be so hard on Ed's voice. After all they do need a guy with a higher voice to play a 15-year old boy, and that itself is a limit. (That's why I support casting female actresses as boys.)
Al's acting got worse. He was just reading the lines. Rose was annoying too. Sounds like she was trying very hard to suppress normal speech into whisper. It was only at the end when she got mad that we can finally hear her. And most of the time there's no emotion. It's like, "here, I'm such a weak girl..." Yeah, yeah, you have weak acting alright.
This time they used the correct end credit sequence, that was a relieve. Because I quite like the images. But, but!! They cut it only after 20 seconds!!!! Aaaargh!!! That's close to not having it at all! I bet they'd cut it completely if the music didn't start in the last shot. The credits flew by so quickly, they don't seem to want anyone to read! This is seriously upsetting. YTV doesn't respect the people who made the show!
The formal seems to be...
- Using the second OP for all the episode.
- Commercial break right after the OP.
- The minute or two of recap or starter is moved to after the commercial break. (Which is a disrespect of the director's intention. Grrrr...)
Since they completely skipped the OP, here are some images. But this is no comparison to the real thing...