Is it my imagination, or are writers for books, television and movies employing far more deus ex machina of late?
I seem to be encountering it quite a bit in recent years and I’m a bit surprised. I thought it was a much-derided technique that writers avoided, but it sure seems to be the main solution to having painted a story into a corner. I’ve noticed it most recently with a super hero series (because I was trying to like a show that I’m having a harder time liking after the first season), but it seems like it has come back into fashion overall.
Or maybe — I’m just being nitpicky. I like logic for why things turn out well for a plotline, not handwaving magic.