kudzu plot

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kudzu plot

Any long-form narrative that branches off in many different, meandering directions in a manner that is overly or needlessly complicated, especially when they ultimately fail to be resolved in a meaningful or satisfying way. A reference to the kudzu, or East Asian arrowroot plant, an invasive vine that spreads rapidly. The author was so focused on world-building that he has ended up creating an impenetrable kudzu plot that, at this point, is more arduous than it is entertaining. It felt like the TV series was devolving into an overwrought kudzu plot at times, but the skilled creative team has wrapped the whole thing up in one of the most thrilling and satisfying conclusions in TV history.
See also: plot

krudzu

n. creeping stupidity. (A play on kudzu, an invasive, creeping vine.) Your brain is overcome with krudzu. You’re getting dumber and dumber.