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 Strain Season 4 (2017)

October 19th, 2017

I tried to like The Strain, I really did. I loved the books by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan and I had high hopes that when the series premiered on FX, that it would be a reasonably faithful adaptation of the stories in the books.

Now why in the world would I ever think that?  So now that we come to the end of the road, and thankfully so, here are my thoughts that are the slow-motion disaster that was The Strain.

TV Thursday: Killjoys Season 3 (2017)

October 12th, 2017

I’ll be honest, there’s always been something about this show that struck me wrong and I have no idea what it is.  Given a choice between first season Killjoys and first season Dark Matter, another show that started at the same time on Syfy, I’d pick Dark Matter every time.  But you can look at my review of that show where I explain where I think it fell apart.

But this one isn’t much better, even though it’s gotten a 2-season pickup, after which it dies because nothing on Syfy ever lasts longer than 5 seasons (Syfy has to start paying people more if they do).

So here’s my take on the third season of Killjoys and why… it just isn’t that good anymore.

TV Thursday: Dark Matter Season 3 (2017)

October 5th, 2017

You know, I really used to like this show, far more than it’s “sister” show Killjoys which started around the same time. But Dark Matter soon lost the charm of the crew of strangers with amnesia trying to recover their pasts.  And seriously, I am not remotely sorry that this got cancelled.  It deserved it. That’s something sad to say about a show that once had so much promise.

So let’s look at the final season of Dark Matter and see what went wrong.

TV Thursday: Blood Drive Season 1 (2017)

September 28th, 2017

You know, I thought this might be interesting, but in retrospect, knowing Syfy, it was destined to suck. Blood Drive is a Syfy original filmed in South Africa, starring Alan Richson and Christina Ochoa, ostensibly about a road race in a dystopian future where a natural disaster has struck America, resulting in millions of deaths and complete societal collapse.

The one thing it’s not is good.  So let’s look at the 13 episode first season of what could have been worthwhile, but thanks to low-budget Syfy, it’s just utter crap.

TV Thursday: Stitchers Season 3 (2017)

September 21st, 2017

I’ve never been a huge fan of Stitchers.  I mean, it’s never been terrible but it’s never been great.  I think it had potential, once upon a time, but that potential has long since been squandered writing for what seems to be a female teenage audience, leaving anyone who cares about serious science fiction out in the cold.

But then again, Freeform goes after the “becomer” demographic, specifically teenage Millennials in their late teens and early 20s.  So maybe I should be avoiding that channel altogether.

Anyhow, here’s my look at the third season of Stitchers.  Pity me.

TV Thursday: Orphan Black Season 5 (2017)

September 14th, 2017

I used to love Orphan Black, I was a huge fan of the first season, but as time went on, it started to fall to the bottom of my “must see” list.  And it has nothing to do with Tatiana Maslany, she was great throughout, it has to do with trying to do too much and losing focus on the things that mattered to me.

So anyhow, this is my look at the end of the series and what they, and a lot of other shows, did completely wrong, at least in my opinion.

TV Thursday: Shut Eye Season 1 (2016)

September 7th, 2017

I love Jeffrey Donovan, I don’t think there’s been a single thing that I’ve seen him in that I haven’t enjoyed.  So recently, I was just poking around, wondering what he’s been up to after the end of Burn Notice and I saw that he’d been in a Hulu Original series called Shut Eye, that had just been renewed for season 2. Of course I had to grab it and take a look, and as I already knew, I loved it!

So here’s my look at the first season of Shut Eye.  Enjoy.

TV Thursday: Marvel’s The Defenders Season 1 (2017)

August 31st, 2017

I’ve been both looking forward to and dreading this series.  Netflix’ Marvel series have been a mixed bag so far.  The first season of Daredevil was amazing, the second a little less so.  Jessica Jones and Luke Cage were problematic at best.  Iron Fist, while most disagree, I thought it was passable.  So getting these four characters together could have been really great or really awful and I had no idea what we’d get.  So keep going and I’ll reveal what I thought of this 8-episode “mini-series” event.

TV Thursday: iZombie Season 3 (2017)

August 17th, 2017

There are a lot of shows that I think just go on too long, or at the very least, don’t have any idea where they’re heading, so every season feels like it’s a stand-alone, not part of an overarching plotline.  And unfortunately, iZombie feels very much like this, a series that started out amazing, but feels like it’s flopping around looking for somewhere to go.

So let’s take a look at what the third season of iZombie did right and what it did wrong.

TV Thursday: The Flash Season 3 (2016-2017)

July 27th, 2017

It’s such a shame that I have to write this review because I used to love The Flash.  In fact, I still love the concept, I love the character, I just don’t live what they’ve done with it.  And this is pretty common with Greg Berlanti shows recently, which again, really sucks because I love his shows… at least at the beginning, before they all fall apart.

So exactly what went wrong with The Flash this year?  Let’s get into it below the fold.

Cephus' Corner

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