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: The Gifted Season 1 (2017)

February 15th, 2018

There are some Marvel series that are really good and some that are really bad.  I’ve talked about some of the bad in recent weeks, this time I want to talk about one that was surprisingly decent, although it certainly had its issues and could have been better, but for what it was, it wasn’t half bad.  That series, of course, is The Gifted, which aired for 13 episodes on FOX.

TV Thursday: Marvel’s Runaways Season 1 (2017)

February 8th, 2018

With so many Marvel shows on today, I think we’ve gone into terminal overload. Most of them started out good, but now, more and more often, they’re just bad.  Because it’s just Marvel properties being thrown at the screen without any quality control.  It’s like DC does with their movies.  They give someone money and the right to make a show and no one is watching over their shoulder to see if what’s being done is actually worth doing.  This, unfortunately, is one show that was just terrible.  So let’s look at Marvel’s Runaways and see what went horribly, horribly wrong.

TV Thursday: Travelers Season 2 (2017)

February 1st, 2018

There is a ton of science fiction on TV anymore, that and superhero shows, which is both a really good thing and a really bad thing.  With every network trying to flood the airwaves with whatever is hot, sometimes it isn’t the best shows that make it in front of viewers. Now I liked Travelers last year, but as with so many, the second season is the real test and as with so many, I think this show has lost its way.  Why?  I guess you’ll have to read on.

TV Thursday: The Orville Season One (2017)

January 11th, 2018

It’s funny, but I didn’t have a lot of hope for Seth McFarlane’s love letter to Star Trek, The Orville, but from the very first episode, it was wonderful.  This is everything Star Trek should be while not being Trek. The characters are memorable and unique and even if they are played largely for comedy, you come to care about them as people and other assorted critters.

So why did Star Trek Discovery suck so hard?  This honestly can’t be that hard to do!  But while that question will remain unanswered until my review of that show, this time we look at why The Orville pushed every single one of the right buttons.

TV Thursday: Psych the Movie (2017)

January 4th, 2018

I loved Psych.  Even though I avoided watching it for a long time, when I finally relented, it became one of my favorite oddball detective series of all time.  I really miss it too, even though it survived for 8 seasons on USA, I wish it had never gone away.  So when I heard that series creator Steve Franks wanted to bring it back for a TV movie, I was ecstatic.  I just wanted more of the adventures of Shawn and Gus so I waited the long months until it finally aired and it was the first thing I watched that night.

So was it worth the wait?  Guess you’re going to have to find out below the fold.

TV Thursday: Stan Against Evil Season 2 (2017)

December 28th, 2017

You know, it’s a cute idea with some good actors and played for the right level of comedy, but there are some problems with Stan Against Evil.

Last season, I had some issues, especially the appearance that IFC doesn’t seem to care much about the show, but I’ve started to realize that maybe the issues go a bit deeper than I had thought.

So let’s look at season 2 and see just what is going wrong.

TV Thursday: The Punisher Season One (2017)

December 21st, 2017

As much as I absolutely adored the first season of Daredevil, I have to admit that, as time has gone on, the Netflix Marvel series have been a mixed bag at best, some have been passable but a lot have been just bad.  Just because you get one really right doesn’t mean lightning can strike again twice.  Or six more times at present.  That is up until Jon Bernthal’s take on Marvel’s iconic psychopath, The Punisher.  So let’s see what the first season holds and why this is the role Barnthal was absolutely born to play.

TV Thursday: Extinct Season 1 (2017)

December 14th, 2017

Oh look, Mormon TV!  Because let’s be honest, that’s what Extinct is.  No, it’s not all that overt, but it is co-created by Orson Scott Card, who is a complete religiously bigoted asshole, and produced by BYUtv (Brigham Young University), so yes, the Mormons had a lot to do with this.

But I’m not going to judge it on that basis, I’m going to look at it by its own merits and see if it’s any good.  So is it?  You’ll have to look below the fold 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.