Requested by Zoe

Thoughts on The Cursed Child

Live listing as I read. *Spoilers*
  1. I love the role reversal!
    Scorpius as a nerdy outcast, befriended by Albus.
  2. It's funny how the angsty attitude of Albus is articulated so well in less than 3 chapters and yet the angsty attitude of Harry was painfully drawn out for the entire 800 pages of Order of the Phoenix.
  3. The trolley witch going all evil was weird.
    She reminded me of the bad guy in Terminator 2.
  4. This explanation is stupidly unnecessary. Is that just how things are done in scripts?
  5. I just finished.
  6. There were some painfully stupid parts. Cheesiness or poorly written dialogue that made me involuntarily roll my eyes so hard even Liz Lemon would be proud.
  7. Examples:
  8. "This is titanic. But she can't fight them all."
  9. Still, some parts made me almost tear up.
  10. Examples:
    Quietly heroic.
  11. Anytime anyone talks about growing up without a dad I get wrecked a little.
  12. I also felt a little confused at times.
    Like when they talked about Cedric being a Death Eater. I missed something there.
  13. Another random thing: the hugging
    I saw an interview once where Jo said that when she was writing or helping with the movies people kept saying, "Don't you think the characters should hug here?" And her answer was always, "No. They're British, not American. We don't hug all that much." And yet in this play the two boys hug at every big moment. It just felt off. {I'm pro-hugging, btw. This is just a point I felt was worth mentioning.}
  14. Also, the sobbing Dumbledore seemed over the top.
  15. Overall:
    Ummmmmmmmmm
  16. I don't know how I feel.
  17. It wasn't great.
  18. Oh! But I did love the alternate futures!
    Hermione as a badass underground rebel! Snape still alive!
  19. There is a feeling I get when I read HP books. It's this comfortable feeling in my soul. I got a glimpse of that but never quite made it there.
  20. I'm glad I read it.
  21. I think what I loved most was Scorpius.
    His character was lovable. His crush on Rose was adorable. His loneliness was believable and his friendship with Albus was sweet.
  22. Now I'm going to go read all of you all's lists about The Cursed Child.
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  23. ADDENDUM: DID ANYONE ELSE PICTURE VOLDEMORT AND BELLATRIX HAVING SEX BECAUSE AHHHHHHH THATS TERRIFYING AND PROBABLY THE THING I'M MOST UPSET THIS PLAY MADE ME THINK ABOUT!