Dreamcaps is a series in which I write recaps for episodes of TV shows that do not exist. That means I make up absolutely everything, except for the show titles, which are made up by YOU- if you have an idea for a show title you’d like to see recapped, tweet @jennyjaffe! This week’s title comes from @brookesaysstuff.
Spider Squad V
Season 1, Episode 18: “A Battlefield Is Love” 2 out of 10So little is keeping me from making this recap entirely one long “UGHHHHHHHH”. Like most Marvel shows, Spider Squad V still seems to be endlessly skirting around falling into a pit of its own self-satisfaction. Yes, the dialogue is zippy and peppered with topical references. Yes, the characters always seem to be winking juuust enough at the audience to forgive some of the more contrived plot twists. Yes, Evan Peters is completely swoonworthy as detached party boy-turned-cheeky-villain Illuminaughty, and yes that name is clever. Ughhhhhhh, Marvel, we get it, ughhhhhh.