On a whim I decided to start watching the original Babylon 5 again since the big announcement. I’ve been hesitant to do so, in case it didn’t hold up to my teenage memories. I’m closing in on half-way through the first season, and I needn’t have worried. Despite the wonky CGI and hammy acting, the… Continue reading Babylon 5 and Philosophy – Believers
It’s finally happening. Babylon 5 is getting a “from-the-ground-up reboot” at the CW. Original series creator J. Michael Straczynski (JMS from here on out) is back producing and showrunning. Honestly, read his thread there, I’ll wait. He talks a lot about how he’s changed as a creator, how the new show will be different because… Continue reading Babylon 5 – Are We Excited?
Fresh off of watching Lupin III the First, I’ve also watched the French show Lupin (first part now on Netflix). In this case, the story isn’t covering Lupin himself (the original OR the third one), but a man named Assane Diop, who commits a crime inspired by the tales of Lupin to get revenge on… Continue reading TV Review – Lupin (Netflix)
Upload, Greg Daniels’s newest creation, is a sci-fi dramedy set in a near future where, when you die, you have the choice to have your brain scanned into a digital afterlife. If you can afford it.
The first three episodes of The Inhumans have aired (the fourth is tonight), and they are…not great. I’m no pessimist, and I’ll probably keep watching, but I have a LOT of thoughts on what went wrong, and how it could’ve been fixed. Why Inhumans couldn’t be a movie I actually agree with Marvel that The… Continue reading How The Inhumans Should’ve Started
The Gifted is a new X-Men-adjacent show on Fox, which I will explain momentarily, and it’s pretty awesome. It’s almost too bad for Marvel that The Inhumans release around the same time, because it’s not even a contest as to which is better. “Adjacent” The first question with most comic book adaptations nowadays is what… Continue reading Pilot Season – The Gifted
I’ve watched the two episodes of Marvel’s new show, The Inhumans, and I’m reminded very strongly of season one of Agents of SHIELD. With a little of the lackluster parts of Iron Fist thrown in for good measure. It’s not great, but there is the tiniest of hope in me still that it can get… Continue reading Pilot Season – The Inhumans
I mentioned this when I talked about the pilot episode, that it amazes me that The Tick keeps getting chances. The latest show, on Amazon, is the third time the hero has appeared on our screens. Not bad for a hero that was created a mascot for a comic book shop. The comics that came… Continue reading TV Review – Amazon’s The Tick Season One
With only 8 episodes, I was able to make it through The Defenders over the weekend, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. It’s not perfect, and does run into some of the same problems as the previous Netflix shows. Despite that, there are plenty of really enjoyable bits. The basics behind The Defenders The… Continue reading TV Review – The Defenders
Note: potential spoilers if you’re not caught up on the Marvel Netflix shows. I talked about Iron Fist‘s first season already, but I’d like to look ahead to the future of the character beyond his next appearance in the Defenders. Barring something crazy in the upcoming Defenders season, we currently have Danny as the Iron… Continue reading How to Fix Iron Fist in Season Two
Five years ago, The Legend of Korra first aired on Nickelodeon in the US, as a sequel series to the much-beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender. While not the critical smash that A:TLA was, for me Korra stands up well as an amazing piece of storytelling, with gorgeous visuals to boot. In case you’re not familiar… Continue reading Legend of Korra, Five Years Later
I finished Marvel’s latest Netflix series, Iron Fist over the weekend, and I have a lot of mixed feelings. I became a fan of Danny Rand fairly late, having read the Brubaker/Fraction/Swierczynski/Foreman Immortal Iron Fist series after loving Fraction/Aja’s Hawkeye and Brubaker’s Cap run. That series pushed a lot of my buttons, since I loved… Continue reading TV Review – Iron Fist