Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.

TV Thursday: 12 Monkeys Season 3 (2017)

June 29th, 2017

I have no idea why, but Syfy decided to just dump the entire season of 12 Monkeys over a 3 day period, sort of like Netflix does, only a little longer.  Supposedly this summer, Syfy is rebranding itself back into an actual science fiction network, so it could be that they were trying to clear summer shows.  After all, they’ve already greenlit a final season for 12 Monkeys next year so it isn’t like they’re trying to burn off the episodes like I initially thought.  That said, this really isn’t a very good show anymore and maybe it would have been better to just let it die.  But let’s look at the season anyhow, shall we?

J-Drama Review: Angels and Demons (2015)

June 27th, 2017

There are shows that sound great on the surface, but once you sit down to watch them, they just don’t sit right with you.  This is one of those series.  Tenshi to Akuma, or in English, Angels and Demons, was a 2015 series that aired on TV Asahi between April and June, running 9 episodes.  But while it has everything I’d normally like in a series like this, I really had a problem with the way things turned out and that’s a shame.

So here we go, with my take on what might have been a really good show, had they not gone sideways.

J-Drama Review: Cold Case (2016)

June 25th, 2017

There are some series that are just unique.  Cold Case, a 2016 Japanese drama, is actually a re-imagining of an American TV series of the same name that ran from 2003 to 2010.  The Japanese series is also sponsored by Warner Brothers, which I was quite surprised by.  I never watched the American series, so I have nothing to go by, so let’s look at the overseas version and judge it by its own merits.

TV Thursday: Elementary Season 5 (2016-2017)

June 22nd, 2017

More shows need to realize that you don’t mess with a working formula.  Far too many just throw what works out the window in favor of trying things that ultimately fail.  Not Elementary.  They don’t try to get Holmes and Watson romantically involved.  They don’t try to introduce elements outside of their wheelhouse. They just tell consistently good stories season in and season out.

Why can’t other shows know their audience as well as Elementary’s does?

Fallout 4: Starting Over

June 18th, 2017

I’m not the kind of guy who plays games over and over and over again in quick succession.  I think I’ve played through Fallout 3 two or three times and I’ve only gone through New Vegas once.  But sometimes things break, even though they shouldn’t, and you just have to start over.

So now I’ve restarted Fallout 4 from scratch, sort of, and I’m going to see if I can do it differently than I did last time.

TV Thursday: Supergirl Season 2 (2016-2017)

June 15th, 2017

There are some shows that I really wonder why they remain on the air, and more why I bother watching them.  This has become the norm for Greg Berlanti shows this year, where I was disappointed by pretty much all of them, superhero or not.

I really didn’t like Supergirl last year on CBS and with the move to CW, it’s even worse.  There is a very distinctive hard-left bent that’s hard to ignore and even harder to take seriously.  So let’s see where this show went completely wrong and why Supergirl’s first season on CW sucked.

J-Drama Review: Virtual Detective Tabito Higurashi SP (2015)

June 11th, 2017

There’s something I don’t understand about some J-dramas.  For most, they will run the series and then, if it was popular, a special a year or two later. But for some that I’ve seen recently, specifically Higanbana and this one, they ran the specials first, and then, years later, we got a series out of it, with the entire cast returning.  Either there’s a part in their contracts that they have to come back, or that’s some dedication among the producers.  Either way, here’s my look at the original special that brought us Virtual Detective Tabito Higurashi.

TV Thursday: Blindspot Season 2 (2016-2017)

June 8th, 2017

Wow, have the mighty fallen.  Loved the first season of this show, now, not so much.  And this is becoming commonplace for Greg Berlanti  series, they start off amazing and then rapidly fall apart because I honestly don’t think he, or any of the people he has working for him, have the slightest clue what they’re doing in the long run. It happened to Arrow, it happened to Flash, it happened to Supergirl (well, that was never that good to begin with) and now, unfortunately, it’s happened to Blindspot.  So let’s look at what went wrong.

Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.