Category Archives: TV
Star Trek: Picard
If there’s one hole in my pop culture knowledge, it’s Star Trek. With the exception of the movies and a handful of episodes of the original series and Next Generation, the franchise has always seemed like it was too daunting to really dive into, which made me a little apprehensive to start the first episode of CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard. Despite the major marketing and “new viewer” friendly hype, I felt like there would be no way I could truly appreciate Patrick Stewart’s return to the role that made him famous in the way it was intended.
I was wrong. Read the rest of this entry
It’s the dawn of a new year and a new decade, which means that it’s time to do what we nerds do best: look at the upcoming releases and take a guess as to what we’re looking forward to the most! From Natasha Romanoff getting her own solo film to the debut of Locke and Key on Netflix, there’s a whole host of nerdy goodness coming our way this year, so let’s take a look at what’s coming our way! Read the rest of this entry
The year of our lord 2019 was a bit of a mess in a lot of ways, but when it came to pop culture, you’d never have known it. From finally hearing the words “Avengers Assemble” on the big screen to being acquainted with a little guy we’ve all called “Baby Yoda”, 2019 sure had a lot of fantastic things to distract us from the hell place we currently call “reality”. And as I realize how depressing this all sounds, it probably stands to say that I should move on with this intro and get into the cool stuff from this year! Read the rest of this entry
HBO’s Watchmen is ambitious, unparalleled, and ahead of its time. Damon Lindelof took the sacred text of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons and not only breathed new life into it, he also cast the whole original text in a brand new light with the additions he made with the new series. It’s not only one of the best shows of the year, I’d argue it’s THE best show of the year, and is one of the best comic book adaptations of all time. Read the rest of this entry
Green Arrow. Supergirl. The Flash. Batwoman.
With the exception of the Scarlet Speedster, none of those names should resonate with your average pop culture fan. But thanks to the CW, those characters are not only well-known, but are arguably more successful than their big screen counterparts. That’s entirely due to the work of Greg Berlanti, the man behind all of the CW’s DC adaptations, which make up almost 80% of the series they air. Looking at the network now, it’s nearly impossible not to think of them as the “DC Network”, and their adaptations of these lesser-known heroes has lead to the biggest crossover of them all: Crisis on Infinite Earths. Read the rest of this entry
Remember when you first saw Star Wars, and the excitement you felt at a world that was full of weird aliens? Or the grimy feel of the Mos Eisley Cantina, the “hive of scum and villainy” where Luke Skywalker and Ben Kenobi met Han Solo and Chewbacca? All that and more is alive and well in The Mandalorian, the first ever live action series in the Star Wars universe. As the first property in the series to be a serialized television project (not to mention being arguably the reason for a lot of Disney+ sign ups), there’s a lot riding on The Mandalorian to make a big splash, and for the most part, it does. Read the rest of this entry
From the moment it was announced, signs pointed to HBO’s Watchmen being unlike anything we’ve seen from other comic book adaptations. After a fairly successful adaptation with Zack Snyder’s 2009 film, you’d be forgiven for wondering what was left to mine from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ masterwork. But Leftovers creator Damn Lindelof signed on board, with the promise to do something “unique and different” with the project, and I’d say that he’s definitely accomplished that so far. Read the rest of this entry
Once again, it’s time to head on down to Hawkins, Indiana for another trip to the Upside Down with our pals from Stranger Things. The third season was shrouded in secrecy, so much so that Netflix reportedly gave out a bulleted list of plot points that reviewers couldn’t talk about,and I really think that decision paid off. There’s plenty of fun surprises in store for the third go around with Will, Mike, Eleven, Dustin, and Lucas, and while the cast keeps growing, show runners The Duffer Brothers amazingly keep the plot moving at a relatively quick pace. Read the rest of this entry
It may not be Halloween, but you’d never know it from the second part of Netflix’ The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. In every way, this new installment of the Archie Horror comic adaptation is darker, bloodier, and better than Part One, even if it takes a little while to get moving.
When we last left Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka), she had written her name in the Devil’s book and signed her soul away to protect her friends. Fully embracing her witch side, she’s now enrolled in the Academy of the Unseen Arts full-time, and neglecting her time with her mortal friends. But the forces of Madam Satan (Michelle Gomez), Father Blackwood (Richard Coyle), and the Devil himself have other plans, and Sabrina will need all the help she can get from her friends and family in order to prevent the Apocalypse. Read the rest of this entry
This week, it was quietly announced that Amazon is going to start production on a Dark Tower series this Spring. Which means that yes, I am officially back on the hype train for an adaptation of one of my favorite book series, even though I know that it will undoubtedly let me down. I sat through the lackluster film adaptation released a few years ago, and while it had a few glimmers of what I wanted from a Dark Tower project, the end result was a far cry from the epic tale that the series deserved. But now, it seems like Amazon’s plan could be the project that gives this series the spotlight it requires. Read the rest of this entry