September 10th, 2016
This is both a strength and a weakness, Saga runs in 6-issue arcs, then takes an extended break while Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples recharge and get ahead again. I’m glad that these arcs come out regularly, but in the intervening time, you kind of forget that Saga even exists.
That’s what I’ve done more often than not, I simply lose interest and lose track of what’s come before and when a new issue comes out, although I want to get to it, it simply falls to the bottom of my pile. I usually just wait until the entire arc is finished, read it straight through, do my review, and forget all about it again. I’m sure this harms the readership of the book, at least to a certain degree.
Regardless, it’s that time again, for me to take a look at an arc of Saga. Let’s dive into issues #19-24.
September 8th, 2016
12 Monkeys is a prime example of everything wrong with a quest show. The first season had a quest, to find a way to stop the plague from being released. They accomplished that at the beginning of the second season. Then they had to find another quest to go on and as expected, it has to be bigger and better than the first quest. Unfortunately, it really wasn’t that exciting.
But was it good enough to keep me interested through the season, or did it fall apart? I guess the only way to find out is to read on.
September 6th, 2016
There’s one thing that always bugged me about British television, it always felt cheap to me. From classic Doctor Who and even more modern BBC shows, it isn’t just production value, which is typically much lower, it’s the writing and the expectations that are much, much lower. This struck me recently as I was watching the reborn British Robot Wars, it was hard not to compare it to the American Battlebots, and unfortunately, the UK version simply doesn’t compare favorably. Here’s why, at least in my opinion.
September 4th, 2016
I honestly get sick of forced diversity. I’m sitting here listening to a podcast and they’re making a big deal about Roxane Gay, the first black female writer Marvel has ever had.
And I’m sitting there going “so the hell what?”
I care if the stories are well written and interesting. I care if the art looks good and is engaging. I couldn’t care less what the race, gender, sexual orientation or anything else of the writers or artists is. And I honestly have zero respect for anyone who does.
September 3rd, 2016
It wasn’t too long ago that I reviewed the first arc of the new series of All-New X-Men and… it was okay. It wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t anything to write home about either. Mostly, it was a means to reintroduce the characters to a new post-Secret Wars audience and because they spent so much time doing that, they didn’t have much left for anything actually interesting. But I said I would give them at least another arc to impress me so let’s see if they’ve managed to do so.
September 1st, 2016
I used to love Person of Interest. It started off as a really cool series about spying on the public and protecting the innocent. It was one of my favorite shows, in fact, at least for the first couple of seasons. Then… something went seriously wrong. Ratings fell. People abandoned the show in droves. Eventually, CBS gave them a half-season to wrap things up and cancelled the whole thing.
That was a couple of seasons too late if you ask me. But at least show-runners Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman had a chance to wrap it all up in a nice, neat bow, right? But did they? Let’s find out.