What kind of writing is it?! In Seasons 1 and 2, the series was good because it was realistic and the characters struggled emotionally. This series is an empty recap of stories that were already told. For films and television, you cannot TELL the audience what happened, but you have to SHOW them. The series's writer is completely incapable. For example, in episode 3, the journalist was giving a verbal account of Noah's life. The point was to show that he has been through a lot. A witty writer will show the point, but this pathetic writer gave the journalist a line, who said "Do you think your circle of redemption is complete"? When Siera's mom asked if she's ready to go to the (mental) hospital, Helen asked, "What's going on?" Sierra's answer was, "My mom wants me to be 'institutionalized.'" Who on earth would speak like that? This is not a Shakespearean play.
The characters have reduced from seasons 1-2's complex human beings to stupid, simple-minded characters in this season. Helen's character is particularly ridiculous. She went through a divorce and was able to take care of a dying husband, Vik. Why would she fall for Sasha so easily? In Vik's funeral, his family wanted cremation, while Helen wanted a burial. Do these writers think we will really believe that Helen would scream in Vik's funeral? She's from an upper class family and is not THAT stupid. The writers just don't care about the subtlety of the characters and simply portray them as simple-minded, two dimensional characters. This season completely lost the flavor shown in Seasons 1 and 2.
These are just some examples. The birth of Vik's baby was ridiculous.
And why would Jona be so old? For F-sake, she had dark hair in the previous seasons. Why would she suddenly become blonde, so old, and fat? It's completely unbelievable. Don't even try to click and watch Episode 6. The fat woman with a token black man is so much of a cliche. Really? The writers really think that the audience is THAT stupid?
For those who cannot bear to watch Episode 11, I skipped and watched some. So Helen and Noah have finished having affairs with the whole wide world, and there's no one left, they went back and have sex with each other. And the writers must have felt that they need to restrain themselves from further writing; they killed all the characters and Noah only has a few years to live. He became grey-haired, went to Helen's grave, read his Stacey's (daughter) self-pitied book and did a flash mop dance. This future Noah has NO connection with the present at all. Since when was Noah into dancing? And Allison is completely erased from his memory? They might as well dress Noah in a NASA outfit and send him to the moon in a space ship to meet a bunny. It's completely ridiculous.
Oh boy. What's wrong with the writers? Are these undergrad interns?