Endless eight.... Terrible! Why???
not sure if you really want an explanation or not but I will put my thoughts on it anyway :)
on first watch through I thought it was maybe below average episode, something similar I had seen on another show as a send off episode after all the main plots were tied up and there was nothing else left but to show interactions and the group enjoying themselves.
second watch, is this the same episode? no I'm seeing some different things I give it the benefit of the doubt and find out about the time loop even though I have now seen the same episode twice I press on.
3rd watch about half way thought I have to hit pause, did I play the last episode again by mistake? I have seen this thing already!, I check and there are another 5 episodes with the same title, It can't be..... I check some forums.
my suspicions are confirmed they wasted 8 episodes on a plot that (I think) could and should have been done in 1, I skip to the end of episode 8 and frustratingly watch the conclusion.
I feed bad for the people that had to watch it weekly over several months.
A red thread simply means a prevalent theme
ah then maybe red thread is Suzumiya and the crazy things that go on around her if that counts?
No romance was developing
have to agree they are such teases what was the kiss in closed space about and they never bring it up ever again.
About the movie, will it give some sort of closure, explain more things, or is it just about a new crazy idea that Suzumiya's crew have to put up with?
unfortunately it gives no closure on anything but its not as focused on Suzumiya as much infact (minor spoiler) she dosn't even appear at all for the first half of the movie but it is essentially just another episode just extra long.
overall I have probably seen better but I don't think this series is bad, I would say it is different.