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: Legion Season 1 (2017)

April 20th, 2017

It seems like everyone wants to get in on the Marvel TV bandwagon. ABC has Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Netflix has their own pile of shows and now FX has Legion.

I really have no idea why they picked this particular character.  The son of Charles Xavier, he is ridiculously powerful, but also insane, thus making him inherently outside of the typical superhero paradigm.  That is not, in this case, a good thing, as I’m sure you’ll agree, as I take a look at the first 8-episode season of Legion.

TV Thursday: Iron Fist Season One (2017)

April 13th, 2017

As much as I love the idea of street level Marvel heroes on Netflix, so far, other than Daredevil, I haven’t much cared for how they have been done.

I’ve been really critical of both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, to the point that I probably won’t bother sitting through a second season of either, unless I’m really, really bored.  But that hasn’t stopped people from criticizing the newest Netflix series, Iron Fist, because… reasons, apparently.

So here’s my take on the first season and why it isn’t nearly as bad as some people want to pretend it is.

TV Thursday: Murdoch Mysteries Season 10 (2016)

April 6th, 2017

I really don’t know how much there is to say about Murdoch anymore, after 10 seasons, you know what you’re getting and you either like it, as I do, or you just go elsewhere.  Murdoch Mysteries is a long-running Canadian mystery show, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.  It’s about a turn-of-the-century Toronto detective who develops some amazing techniques to solve cases. It has a great cast of characters and never fails to make me smile.

TV Thursday: Timeless Season 1 (2016)

March 2nd, 2017

This was a year full of time travel-esque stories, some reasonably good, like Netflix’ Travelers, some not so good, like Frequency, and then there’s NBC’s Timeless, which comes down pretty close to the top, but really struggled in the ratings.  So I guess that now that their 16-episode season is over, I have to give my views on the show.  See you below the fold.

TV Thursday: Frequency Season 1 (2016)

February 2nd, 2017

Based loosely on the 2000 film of the same name, Frequency, the televised reimagining changes characters but doesn’t significantly change the story.  Instead of Frank Sullivan being a firefighter, he’s a cop.  Instead of his son John, we get his daughter Raimy.  Otherwise, if you’ve seen the movie, you won’t be very surprised at how the series plays out.  Still, it’s an interesting enough concept, so let’s see how season 1 of Frequency played out.

TV Thursday: Luke Cage Season 1 (2016)

January 26th, 2017

I’ve been a fan of Luke Cage since his original Power Man days back in the 70s. One of the first comics I clearly remember reading as a kid was Power Man & Iron Fist #50.  This is is a character I’ve loved and followed for nearly 40 years off and on.

So when I heard it was coming to TV as a series, I was really excited, far more than I was for Jessica Jones and nearly as much as I was for Daredevil.  That Iron Fist was following it up made it all extra special.

But there are ways to do this series right and ways to do it really, really wrong. Let’s see which way they went as I look at the first season of Luke Cage.

TV Thursday: Z-Nation Season 3 (2016)

January 19th, 2017

Let’s be honest, Z-Nation has never been a really good show.  It falls into the so dumb it’s tolerable category, just like most Asylum productions.  What’s made it somewhat fun have been the genre episodes, where they grab a TV or movie genre at random and go crazy.  If they ever tried to make this show serious, they’d lose whatever charm it has.

Which is unfortunately what they tried to do this season.

TV Thursday: Aftermath Season 1 (2016)

January 12th, 2017

To be honest, watching this series was a mistake.  I saw it go by and remembered having heard something about a series on National Geographic by the same name.  And really, the NatGeo show still sounds a lot better than what we got.  Space usually does some pretty decent shows so we decided to give Aftermath a go, but was that a mistake?  Only clicking below will tell.

TV Thursday: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Season 1 (2016)

January 5th, 2017

I am a big fan of Douglas Adams in print.  Not so much most of the televised or film adaptations of his work because a lot of what Douglas Adams has done just doesn’t translate well to the big or small screen.  Probably my favorite take on Hitchhiker’s Guide was the original BBC version from 1981.  So when I heard that they were doing Dirk Gently, hey, why the heck not, right?  Therefore, here’s my review of the first season of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

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