Monday, October 26, 2015
Every Haunting Hour Ever #20: The Perfect Brother
Original Airdate: April 30, 2011
Director: Micheal Scott
Ladies and gentlemen, I can't believe it! I'm just one episode away from the first season finale of The Haunting Hour! Man, time just flies by doesn't it? Well anyway, let's get this show on the road, shall we?
Josh (Landon Liborion) always knew that Matt (Gregg Sulkin) was the perfect son in the family. But when Matt's star begins to fade, Josh thinks that what his parents propose may be taking things to the extreme.
If you're wondering why the plot summary is short this time around, it's because the plot twists are just that great. You see, this an episode that keeps the audience guessing from beginning to end. At first, the audience thinks it's going to be about the consequences of not giving children equal attention. Then it makes the audience think it's going to be about not fixing serious problems as soon as possible and so on. Because of this, I was deeply invested in the episode. Not only that, but this can also be a good way of creating suspense.
Another thing I liked about the episode how well it does at making the audience get emotionally invested in the relationship between Josh and Matt. While they are jealous of each other, they do genuinely care about one another, especially when one of them is in danger. Because of this, it makes it all the more difficult to watch. I'm not kidding, when I neared the end of the episode, I almost cried. Granted it's not Schindler's List or Grave of The Fireflies level depressing, but it's still quite a sad episode to sit through.
Overall, The Perfect Brother may be one of the best episodes of the entire season. Hell, it may be one of the best episodes in the series but then again we still have 56 more episodes to go.
Overall Grade: A