Category Archives: TV Shows

Welcome To Riverdale

riverdale-header3I’m pretty sure I’m addicted to The CW’s Riverdale.

Yes, I know, it’s weird that a thirty-year-old guy would be interested in this show to begin with, and I’m surprised as anyone to be gushing as much as I am, but here we are.

I’ll admit that my viewing of the pilot episode was for purely selfish reasons. After reading an interview with Riverdale show runner (and Archie Comics CCO) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa in which he stated “if Riverdale is successful we’ll absolutely look at other Archie properties to adapt, with Sabrina being the first one”, I knew that I’d be checking the show out, if only to get Sabrina a new show. Now, you all know my love for Sabrina, so if I had to endure watching a couple hours of teen drama to get a new Sabrina show with the premise of her awesome Chilling Adventures comic, that was a small price to pay. Read the rest of this entry

Best of 2016!

deadpool-best-movies-2016.jpgWell, we’ve slogged through the worst of the year, and now it’s on to the best. These are the comics, movies, TV shows, and other assorted media that helped take the sting of our darkest timeline off my mind for a little while. Perhaps they helped you, or you can discover them for yourself if you need them. Read the rest of this entry

Oh The (In)Humani(TV)!

inhumansPoor, poor Inhumans, you never really had a chance, did you?

With the recent news that Marvel’s Inhumans movie will no longer be a movie and instead move to ABC as an 8 episode TV show, it’s hard to feel anything but a “shrug” over Marvel’s Royal Family. The last thing I’ll admit about Inhumans is being surprised. Okay, actually I take that back: I’m surprised that it’s going to be a TV show, but I’m not surprised that it’s not going to be a movie, even though this new IMAX deal for the first two episodes doesn’t “take the place of the previously unscheduled Inhumans movie” (confused? ME TOO!). Read the rest of this entry

An Open Letter To AMC

negan-walking-dead-bat-picMILD SPOILERS

Dear AMC,

I’m writing this to you as a fan. Whether you know it or not, your network is the gateway to people getting into comic books. I’ve lost count over how many people have walked into Jetpack Comics and asked for Walking Dead trades because they watch your show. But now that you’ve started the seventh season, I have to ask: why are you still resorting to cheap gimmicks? You know you don’t need to do that right? I mean, you guys beat Sunday Night Football last year. SUNDAY. NIGHT. FOOTBALL. That’s freaking unheard of. No show has ever done that. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Luke Cage

marvels-luke-cageLuke Cage (Netflix)

Starring: Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Alfe Woodward

SPOILERS

After making his debut on Jessica Jones last year, it’s now time for Luke Cage to take the center stage. The latest of the Marvel Netflix Defenders series, Luke Cage is another solid example of Marvel’s partnership with Netflix, but even the bulletproof Hero of Harlem can’t overcome the same problems as the other Marvel series. However, Luke Cage is bolstered by a pretty stellar cast that really make the series worth the watch. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Westworld

1274080_mkt_pa_westworld-s1_po_v1_pTV REVIEW:

Westworld, Season 1, Episode 1

Holy Crap.

That’s all I can really say after watching Westworld, the latest HBO series that’s most likely the heir to Game of Thrones. Based on the 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name, Westworld is far more than just “Jurassic Park with robots”. The Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy series is a sharp, beautiful, and shocking look into the nature of man and machine that will blow away any and all expectations. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: The Tick!

the-tick-img-1200x1200The Tick (2016)

Starring: Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry

Directed by: Wally Pfifster

After a stellar Fox Kids cartoon and a short-lived live action series in the early 00’s, you wouldn’t be wrong in asking “why?” after hearing about a new Tick series. But what’s old is new again, and Amazon has come along to try and give the big blue superhero another go. One of the Amazon Prime “Pilot Shows”, the Ben Edlund written pilot is an interesting take on the character and his world, but in the end, the 30 minute run time simply isn’t enough to cover all the ground Edlund wants to. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Daredevil Season 2!

Daredevil_season_2Daredevil 

Starring: Charlie Cox, Jon Bernthal, Elodie Yung, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

MINOR SPOILERS

Daredevil made quite the splash last year as the first of Marvel Studios’ projects with Netflix, and many were surprised that a second season would hit before Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Defenders, the Avengers-esque team up with the Marvel Netflix properties (which also includes Jessica Jones, which premiered back in November). If Daredevil season one was Marvel’s Batman Begins, then this is their Dark Knight or Empire Strikes Back, expanding the scope of the series to include new characters, enemies, and more for Matt Murdock and his supporting cast to do. Read the rest of this entry

Rise of The Iron Fist

confirmed-game-of-thrones-star-finn-jones-cast-as-iron-fist-in-new-marvel-netflix-serie-861009After months of speculation, Iron Fist has been cast, and like all Marvel Studios casting decisions, it’s not someone we expected (unless you were expecting someone who wasn’t a white dude). Yes, an actor has finally been assigned to bring Danny Rand to life, and that actor is Finn Jones. Better known to Game of Thrones fans as Ser Loras Tyrell, Jones is definitely a choice that I wasn’t expecting, and while I’m not sure about this casting (I’ve only seen him in GoT), the fact that this confirms that Iron Fist is still happening is a welcome sign. Read the rest of this entry

My Name Is Miles Morales

spider-man-miles-moralesFor the past few weeks, I’ve been catching up on Brian Michael Bendis’ Ultimate Comics Spider-Man in preparation for Miles Morales’ insertion into the “regular” Marvel Universe. While I’m still a little wary about having two Spider-men running around in the main Marvel Universe, I’ve been having a blast reading Miles’ adventures as he figures out a way to live up to the legacy Peter Parker left behind. But while reading it, a thought arrived into my head that’s so perfect I’m surprised it hasn’t happened yet: Miles Morales is perfect for a Spider-Man TV show. Read the rest of this entry