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

TV Thursday: Arrow Season 5 (2016-2017)

July 20th, 2017

Arrow was one of my favorite shows, once upon a time, but as, unfortunately, with most Greg Berlanti shows, they just don’t last long at their prime and Arrow is no exception.  Of course, I’ve complained about all of his shows, from Supergirl to Blindspot, but it really hurts to see Arrow fall so far.

Season 4 was one of the worst and we were all hoping that the showrunners could pull it out for season 5.  So I guess all that’s left to do is see if they succeeded.  So away we go.

Why Don’t People Get Opinions Part Deux

July 16th, 2017

I know I just complained about this, but here we go again.  This time, there was a thread regarding Neil Blomkamp’s new online “film” Rakka, where he posted a teaser, of sorts, in the form of 20 minutes of footage.  Reactions on the thread were mixed, but I said that, having seen the 20 minutes of footage, that I thought the whole thing was stupid.  And how dare I say anything disparaging about anything I see online, right?  Almost immediately, I had one person jumping down my throat for saying anything against Blomkamp.  But sorry, I didn’t like it.  I thought the story, as presented in those 20 minutes, was stupid.  I guess I’m not entitled to have an opinion that might offend someone.

TV Thursday: Doctor Who Season 10 (2017)

July 13th, 2017

I know, I know, I said I was off the Doctor Who train until Steven Moffat was gone, but when my wife wanted to watch some episodes on Mother’s Day, what can you do?  So I relented and sat down with her to see the first five and, to be honest, it wasn’t as awful as the last couple of seasons had been, so it returned to our regular rotation.  Now that it’s done, it’s time to weigh in on what I thought of the end of the Moffat era and the last of Peter Capaldi’s Doctor.  Strap in, this is going to be bumpy.

TV Thursday: Lucifer Season 2 (2016-2017)

July 6th, 2017

I liked Lucifer a lot last season and was happy that it got a second season.  Of course, there were problems, some that made the series slow and others that seriously diverged from its comic book origins, but by and large, it did what it set out to do admirably.

But was the first season a fluke or is there more behind the show than some people might think? I take a look at Lucifer season 2, which was expanded from 12 to 18 episodes, and see how well it stands up when it’s not brand new.

Why Fallout 4 Doesn’t Bother Me

July 4th, 2017

Following the Bethesda announcements at E3, my daughter and I were talking about Fallout 4 and why some people didn’t like the game.  All of the things that people complain about really don’t bother me in the least.

So I figured I’d take a look at some of the most common complaints and explain why I not only don’t have a problem with them, but why I think some of them are actual positives.  Keep in mind, these are my opinions, yours may vary.  Let’s get started.

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.

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