Cephus' Corner

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

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?

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.

TV Thursday: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 (2016-2017)

June 1st, 2017

I was one of the rare defenders of this show during the first half of the first season, when everyone panned it because it wasn’t “super-heroic” enough.  But I never wanted it to be that way, I wanted it to be about the normal men and women who worked behind the scenes with S.H.I.E.L.D. in the shadows of the super-powered world.

But that’s not what we got and that’s not really what I want and frankly, I’m getting tired of the whole thing.

J-Drama Reviews: Kaibutsu-kun (2010)

May 27th, 2017

This just looked weird, that’s why I figured that it might be interesting to watch.   Based on a manga by Robiko, this J-drama series ran 9 episodes in 2010.  But like so many things that look interesting, you have to wonder if it can actually meet with it’s potential.  And so, let’s take a look at this series and see if it’s scary in a good way, or in a very bad way.

TV Thursday: The Expanse Season 2 (2017)

May 25th, 2017

Last year, I took a liking, at least in general, to Syfy’s new series The Expanse. Based on James A. Corey’s book series, The Expanse takes a look at human politics in the not too distant future, as man has spread out among the planets in our solar system.

However, while people seem to think that you get more out of the series if you read the books, I strongly oppose any series where you have to do extra homework to enjoy it.  It has to stand or fall on its own merits and I questioned if it could do so in the long term. So how has it fared in the second season?  Read on to find out.

Cephus' Corner

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